Jun 04, 2003 - 11:25 pm
Hello. I am a 53 year old diagnosed in September 97 with breast cancer. 7/10 nodes were positive and estrogen receptor positive. I had a lumpectomy, lymph node dissection and 8 cycles of CMF-Adriamycin. Because of high risk of recurrence, I also had high dose chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Because of MANY complications from the transplant, I was NOT a candidate for radiation. I was put on Tamoxifen (tumor markers went up) Changed to Femara (tumormarkers went up) changed to arimidex (tumor mrkers went up)Bone scan + for mets to spine. I went on Xeloda for about 16 months during which time the markers stabelized/ In 9/2002 the xeloda was no longer working so I went onNavelbine for 3 months (no help). I went on Gemzar and Carboplatin in January this year and things were going well (until today). There is new mets to the spine, L hip and liver. Is anyone receiving any chemo or therapy that I have not had yet. I really need to understand where I go from here. My doctor is amazing but; I am not sure even he knows where to go from here. Please help me. I am terrified.