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Oct 19, 2007 05:10PM
Oct 19, 2007 05:15PM
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.
Pleomorphic ILC, initially diagnosed at age 38
6/7/2007, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
7/19/2007 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
12/27/2007 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
3/1/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
4/24/2015, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+
5/15/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap
2/1/2018, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+
2/15/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel)