• I am looking for someone who has brain mets after completing breast cancer treatments, including chemo, surgery and radiation.

    Asked by Mom23 on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    I am looking for someone who has brain mets after completing breast cancer treatments, including chemo, surgery and radiation.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      I've had chemo, surgery, and radiation, but no mets, at least not so far. Is there anything I might be able to help you with?

      almost 5 years ago
    • Mom23's Avatar
      Mom23

      Thanks, I am just diagnosed with brain mets after completing rad 10/16/12. I was one of those "rare" clinically successful response to chemo and was cancer free. Somehow a cell or two traveled to my brain before it was poisoned and now I have brain cancer and prognosis is months to a year or so. My kids are 6,8 and 9. I am so devastated I can't think straight.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar
      Myungclas

      It doesn't sound like your oncologist gave you much hope, and that is tragic. There is a doctor out there who's willing to fight for you! There are incredibly innovative things going on in oncology every day. I hope you'll seek out a cancer center willing to take on a case like yours. I know how overwhelmed and frightened you must feel, but you are simply too young to give up. Hang in there. I'm sending up a prayer right now.

      almost 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      I would definitely suggest a second opinion. It seems much more likely to me that you had brain cancer all along and it was not diagnosed, or if it really just developed after your treatment for the primary cancer, it should be very treatable with a much better prognosis.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Mom23's Avatar
      Mom23

      Well, the plot thickened yesterday after meeting with a neurosurgeon. Apparently I have a second leison on my left eye. Since it is below the blood brain barrier, it means it came after chemo. From somewhere else in my body. So now we have to revisit chemo to treat the source. I was happy with the radio surgery options for the tumor removals and we begin prepping for the surgery next week.

      Thanks for the prayer and the time to share thoughts with me.

      almost 5 years ago

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