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    Other Care (Op Divo Immunotherapy that I am still receiving once a month for my lung cancer.): I sure hope this is the right treatment for this type of breast cancer.

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    Side Effects (Swelling (edema)): My abdominal area is swelling. I have had 3 paracentesis procedures done within 2 weeks. They are painful and last at the most 3-4 days. So I decided I would just live with it...pain and all. I was a size 8-10 and now I need size 20 to 24 pants. So I live in my robe because it is the most comfortable clothing to wear.

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    Decision Point (I was put on a hormone blocker pill the day of diagnosis.): My Oncologist said the OpDivo that I am currently taking will work on this type of breast cancer that he said is the same type as my lung cancer...adenocarcinoma. I hope this works!

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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed): Shocked to say the least! I was thrown for a loop when my Oncologist said it was stage IV b. Currently being treated for lung cancer with immunotherapy, with CT scans EVERY 90 days. A 4 year survivor of stage IV b lung cancer in June 0f 2015. That cancer was at a stage III before the breast cancer was found.

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    Decision Point (Diagnosed with Stage IVb Breast Cancer.): As a 4 year Lung Cancer patient that started out at Stage IV b and with Chemo, Radiation and Opt Divo treatment for the last year and 3 months it was staged at III. I am devastated and scared with the breast cancer diagnosis. I don't know how it could have progressed this far with blood work every month, CT scans every 90 days and with on going Opt Divo treatments. Had a PET scan on August 24th and will get the results on Sept 4th. I don't know what questions to ask my oncologist about treatment. I am lost and alone.

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      Bengal

      Sure can understand you feeling devastated by this latest diagnosis. Wow! What a "kick in the head". And, good question; with all the scans and bloodwork, how did it slip by unnoticed until it reached this stage? Except maybe they were scanning and looking for something else. Sure hope you can find the courage to face up to this and keep on keeping' on. Ask your questions. These folks here on WhatNext are awesone.

      7 months ago
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      TerriL

      So sorry you are dealing with this! I would be frightened also. You definitely need to ask how this could have slipped by unnoticed. My prayers are with you!

      7 months ago
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      petieagnor

      So sorry for you. I agree w/Bengal. How come it wasn't detected sooner. I have metastatic BC in my lung. I have a CT scan every 3 mos. I find this information very scary. We're here for you so please keep us updated. I realize this is a hard pill to swallow as you are my age. Keep positive thoughts & I'll keep you in my prayers.

      5 months ago
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    Decision Point (Diagnosed with Stage IVb Breast Cancer.): As a 4 year Lung Cancer patient that started out at Stage IV b and with Chemo, Radiation and Opt Divo treatment for the last year and 3 months it was staged at III. I am devastated and scared with the breast cancer diagnosis. I don't know how it could have progressed this far with blood work every month, CT scans every 90 days and with on going Opt Divo treatments. Had a PET scan on August 24th and will get the results on Sept 4th. I don't know what questions to ask my oncologist about treatment. I am lost and alone.