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Oct 19, 2007 02:10PM
, edited Oct 19, 2007 02:15PM
Was your wife diagnosed as Stage IV from the get-go? Has she been on any sort of chemo?
I'm not Stage IV, but I do have ILC and am on chemo. Doesn't sound like the tamoxifen and lupron are doing the trick for her.
Most oncs tend to treat lobular and ductal bc the same. Mets to the lining of the stomach cavity is a common place for lobular cancers to go, like the other posters said. And CTG is right--it'd be worth going to a major cancer center for another opinion.
Good luck to both of you.
Dx June 2007, age 38, Stage IIa 2.7 cm pleomorphic ILC, ER+/PR+ HER2-, CAFx6, rads, Tamox, Zometa, Oncotype 18, Local recurrence April 2015
6/7/2007, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
07/19/2007 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my left breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Sentinel lymph node removal (also called dissection)
4/24/2015, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+
05/15/2015 Mastectomy of one or both breasts; Reconstruction of my left breast: Latissimus dorsi flap
CAF: Cytoxan, Adriamycin, and fluorouracil (different doses than FAC)
Tamoxifen in pill form (brand names: Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone, class: selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM))
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane, class: aromatase inhibitor)
Zoladex (chemical name: goserelin)