Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Metastatic Breast Cancer

by k.kalbasi on Tue Jul 11, 2017 07:35 PM

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Hi My mother, Roya ( 49 years old ), was diagnosed with breast cancer in oct 2011. At that time, she had the mass with the size of about 1.5 cm which has been confirmed with invasive ductal carcinoma with histologic grade 3 ER positive in >90% PR positive in 30-40% p53 positive >90% of tumor cells and HER2/NEU equivocal with no lymph node metastasis. She has been under gone the operation (lumpectomy) with free margin and 10 sentinel node biopsy which where all free for metastasis. So, she had the T1CNoMX stage. Then she had four sessions chemotherapy and 31 sessions radiotherapy and then she started to use tamoxifen tablets. Then she has been followed up with sonography and mamo which showed the right axillary lymphadenopathy. It has been followed till based on the patient's decision she had the operation to expel the lymph nodes which showed lymphadenopathy (23 July, 2013) the diagnosis of tissues was 2 lymph nodes metastatic from 5 lymph nodes. Because of that she had 6 other chemotherapy sessions and tamoxifen changed to femara . Six month later (May 2014) one nodule was discovered at the base of the right lung in CXR but in the thorax CT scan after that no nodule was seen. So, she repeats the thorax CT one and six month and one year later but all reports were normal. Until in (17 Feb, 2017) she had the headache and vertigo and vomiting, in the brain MRI metastasis were reported which one of them was greater in cerebellum so she had 15 session radiotherapy. Then for work up metastasis thorax, abdomen CT scans and bone scan have done (all the reports are attached). The oncologist prescribed Palbociclib tab and Fulvestrant ampules but through this treatment the tumor markers raised up. So, her doctor decided to start the chemotherapy for her. please let me know your opinion about the treatment and the medicines which can be used for this patient and also new methods of treatment.

RE: Metastatic Breast Cancer

by eat2bwell on Wed Jul 12, 2017 01:31 PM

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There are many alternative treatments.  Google alternative treatments for cancer on line and try what makes sense to you.

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