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    Stage 4 Breast Cancer in liver big time

    Asked by mhc on Sunday, March 31, 2013

    Stage 4 Breast Cancer in liver big time

    My sister has stage 4 Breast Cancer in her liver, big time. She is ER positive, Herceptin negative. Has tried several chemos, two hormonal chemos, now going back on regular chemo. Anyone out there with similar stuff? Any suggestions?

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    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I am not sure what you mean by "big time". I have Metastasized TNBC and Kidney Cancer on my liver. I have been on 5 different chemo regimens since July 2009, when the Kidney Cancer was diagnosed. I just started my third chemo since May of last year, when the Breast Cancer was found. It is a clinical trial using two oral medications. My cancers were responding to treatment but the Carboplaint, Gemzar & Avastin combo I started in July was just too much for my Platelets.

      There is so much research, trials, and new treatments being approved and/or in the pipeline, the is reason for much cautious optimism.

      Prayers and healing vibes to both you and your sister.

      over 3 years ago
    • princess123's Avatar

      I have stage IV Inflammatory breast Cancer metastasized to lymph nodes, bone and 70% of my liver. I am HR2 positive. I started this a year ago. I am doing so much better now than when I started. My Onc. predicted 5 years or better by the way I had responded to the treatment but did say I would be on treatment for the rest of my life. I have been on chemo break for 6 months now. They check my markers every 3 weeks. I do get tired easy which is a bit of a pain, but other than that I'm doing ok. I hope you have the same results. I have not given up yet. Don't you give up on her either. My friends and family are very supportive and that helps keep me positive.
      Good luck and think positive.:)

      over 3 years ago
    • jenlev's Avatar

      I was diagnosed with breast cancer one year ago. I had a lumpectomy and lymph nodes taken out and was getting ready for chemo and radiation when a PET scan found it had spread to a vertebrae. Tamoxifen didn't stop the spread and spots showed up in my liver. My oncologist started me on shots once a month of Faslodex and Zoladex. In the 6 months since I started those meds I've had 2 PET scans that show no signs of cancer anywhere! The side effects aren't fun but I'm healthy and happy to be alive and kicking cancer's XXX!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • MillieS's Avatar

      I have stage 4 BC with mets to bone and liver. As the others have said.. Don't give up there is a lot of trails and other regiments out there. If her doc is out of ideas there are other places to try. Right now I am stable and feeling good. I've had chemo which has brought things to a temporary halt. At the present I'm trying the nutrition route and trying to keep my body at an alkaline pH which is suppose to keep the cancer from growing. Don't know for sure if it working but a lot of my other lab test have improved. Tell your sister to keep fighting and don't give up. Keep positive thoughts.

      Hugs to you and yours . Prayers for comfort and answers

      over 3 years ago

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