Not good news

Deb1969
Deb1969 Member Posts: 165
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on 8/7/09, this was followed by a whirl wind of other tests. MRIs, CTs, bone scans. MRI showed an area of concern on my liver so a PET scan was ordered. Results I got today returned with 3 areas of malignancy on my liver. I was wondering if anyone here has breast and liver cancer, or had a liver resection? Thanks your all your input.
Deborah

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  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    Hi Deb
    Sorry, I can't help you there.. just wanted to say welcome, and I love the pic of that dog!... Anyway someone WILL be able to help here. Hang in there hun Jxxxxxxxxxxx
  • ppurdin
    ppurdin Member Posts: 1,181
    tasha_111 said:

    Hi Deb
    Sorry, I can't help you there.. just wanted to say welcome, and I love the pic of that dog!... Anyway someone WILL be able to help here. Hang in there hun Jxxxxxxxxxxx

    Hi Deb
    I am so sorry to hear about the spots on your liver.Its hard enough having Breast Cancer.And then this two.Hang in their.When i get really worried and scared I pray or come to this web sight.My dr. said BC.LIver CANCER IS SOMETIMES CONECTED.Good Luck to you.Keep us posted.Love and Prayers are with you.(Pat)
  • Tux
    Tux Member Posts: 544
    ppurdin said:

    Hi Deb
    I am so sorry to hear about the spots on your liver.Its hard enough having Breast Cancer.And then this two.Hang in their.When i get really worried and scared I pray or come to this web sight.My dr. said BC.LIver CANCER IS SOMETIMES CONECTED.Good Luck to you.Keep us posted.Love and Prayers are with you.(Pat)

    Deb, so sorry to hear of
    Deb, so sorry to hear of your dx. I do not have any experience with the situation you describe, but I am thinking of you and hope all goes well.

    Hugs & prayers sent your way....
  • meena1
    meena1 Member Posts: 1,003
    I can help you. I was
    I can help you. I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer with mets to my liver and bone last July. At the time there were 2 lesions on my liver and 1 lesion on my bone. I was her-2 positive, so I was able to get a drug called Herceptin with my chemotherapy, Taxol. I had 3 month of that combo and my pet scan in October came back clean!!! Can you believe it! Actually, the breast cancer is the primary cancer and the liver cancer is secondary. I have been clean since, I did not need to have surgery on my liver, however, I did have a masectomy. My oncologist is following me very closely now, I go every 4 weeks. Did your doctor tell you what your therapy will be? I am sure you must be so scared at this news, I was. But there are terrific drugs out there. Take care, and let me know how you are doing.
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    ((((((((HUGS))))))
    This had not ( so far, at any rate) been my experience, but I didn't want to ignore you, either! I hope some of our BC sisters weigh in here, and can give you the input you are looking for.

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • meena1
    meena1 Member Posts: 1,003
    Hi, I can help you. I was
    Hi, I can help you. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer last July. I had 2 lesions on my liver and 1 lesion on my bone. At the time I was Her-2 Positive so I was given a drug called Herceptin with my chemotherapy, Taxol. I had 3 months of that combo and my pet scan in October came back clean. No lesions on my liver, no lesions on my bone!! I did not need to have any surgery on my liver, i did have a masectomy in November. I still go to the oncologist every 4 weeks for lab work and another treatment. He is watching me very closely. I am sure you are so scared!! I was also, but there are amazing drugs out there and there is a terrific book called, The Anti-Cancer, a new way of Life. Read it!! Do you have a treatment plan yet? I hope that my story gives you some encouragement, many woman live a full live with stage 4 cancer. Please take care and ask any questions, I hope I can help.
  • VickiSam
    VickiSam Member Posts: 9,079 Member
    Deb1969 .. Welcome
    I am so sorry about your breast cancer, and now 3 areas located on your liver. I just started my chemo, and hear wonderful and amazing Herceptin can cure all. Again, I have only information provided by my onc staff.

    Please keep peace and strength.

    VickiSam
  • Deb1969
    Deb1969 Member Posts: 165
    meena1 said:

    I can help you. I was
    I can help you. I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer with mets to my liver and bone last July. At the time there were 2 lesions on my liver and 1 lesion on my bone. I was her-2 positive, so I was able to get a drug called Herceptin with my chemotherapy, Taxol. I had 3 month of that combo and my pet scan in October came back clean!!! Can you believe it! Actually, the breast cancer is the primary cancer and the liver cancer is secondary. I have been clean since, I did not need to have surgery on my liver, however, I did have a masectomy. My oncologist is following me very closely now, I go every 4 weeks. Did your doctor tell you what your therapy will be? I am sure you must be so scared at this news, I was. But there are terrific drugs out there. Take care, and let me know how you are doing.

    Thanks to all for your
    Thanks to all for your responses. I have an appt with my oncologist tomorrow 9/10. I am from a very small town in North GA and my onc told me at last appt that no doctor in this area could handle liver cancer that I would have to head south and see doctors in Atlanta.Which I am familar with the docs in Atl since my younger brother was diagnosed Jan of this year with two rare brain tumors. Not sure of treatment, she definately said chemo and mentioned Herceptin since my cancer is triple positive Guess Ill find out more details tomorrow, I just want something done, getting tired of all the testing and waiting. Im ready for treatments, surgery whatever it takes to get this out of my body.
    Deb
  • Deb1969
    Deb1969 Member Posts: 165
    meena1 said:

    I can help you. I was
    I can help you. I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer with mets to my liver and bone last July. At the time there were 2 lesions on my liver and 1 lesion on my bone. I was her-2 positive, so I was able to get a drug called Herceptin with my chemotherapy, Taxol. I had 3 month of that combo and my pet scan in October came back clean!!! Can you believe it! Actually, the breast cancer is the primary cancer and the liver cancer is secondary. I have been clean since, I did not need to have surgery on my liver, however, I did have a masectomy. My oncologist is following me very closely now, I go every 4 weeks. Did your doctor tell you what your therapy will be? I am sure you must be so scared at this news, I was. But there are terrific drugs out there. Take care, and let me know how you are doing.

    Meena...
    Was Taxol used to

    Meena...
    Was Taxol used to treat your liver cancer? and how many treatments have you taken.
    Deb
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    Hi Deborah
    Welcome!
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    I just want to say how sorry
    I just want to say how sorry I am Deborah. I can't help you with any information, but, I am sure someone here will. Praying for you!


    Kylez ♥
  • aurora2009
    aurora2009 Member Posts: 544 Member
    Kylez said:

    I just want to say how sorry
    I just want to say how sorry I am Deborah. I can't help you with any information, but, I am sure someone here will. Praying for you!


    Kylez ♥

    Hi Deb
    I just wanted to welcome you, I'm sorry I can't help, but I wish you the best of luck, stay positive and we'll help you get through this. There are many women on here that have been through what you're going through, I hope you can find confort here and on these boardss.

    I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts,

    Aurora
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    Welcome, Deb. I was
    Welcome, Deb. I was diagnosed with BC in Feb 08 and had a bilateral mastectomy in April 08. I have a funny spot on my liver that my onc doesn't think is cancer, but I've never had a PET scan, just MRI. I wish you all the best. There are so many good treatments, now. Have faith. xoxoxoxo Lynn
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    meena1 said:

    Hi, I can help you. I was
    Hi, I can help you. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer last July. I had 2 lesions on my liver and 1 lesion on my bone. At the time I was Her-2 Positive so I was given a drug called Herceptin with my chemotherapy, Taxol. I had 3 months of that combo and my pet scan in October came back clean. No lesions on my liver, no lesions on my bone!! I did not need to have any surgery on my liver, i did have a masectomy in November. I still go to the oncologist every 4 weeks for lab work and another treatment. He is watching me very closely. I am sure you are so scared!! I was also, but there are amazing drugs out there and there is a terrific book called, The Anti-Cancer, a new way of Life. Read it!! Do you have a treatment plan yet? I hope that my story gives you some encouragement, many woman live a full live with stage 4 cancer. Please take care and ask any questions, I hope I can help.

    Meena
    I know your story gives me encouragement. I am also on Herceptin (a miracle drug) watch the movie living proof and you will know how amazing this drug is. There is hope for all of us,
    hugs, jackie
  • meena1
    meena1 Member Posts: 1,003
    Deb1969 said:

    Meena...
    Was Taxol used to

    Meena...
    Was Taxol used to treat your liver cancer? and how many treatments have you taken.
    Deb

    Deb,
    I had 12 treatments of

    Deb,
    I had 12 treatments of Taxol and Herceptin. I had it weekly, at the end of the treatment, my lesions were gone. However, I was Her-2 positive, so I was able to take the Herceptin.
  • MyTurnNow
    MyTurnNow Member Posts: 2,686 Member
    Welcome Deb. We're here to
    Welcome Deb. We're here to help you get through this with support and knowledge.
  • Deb1969
    Deb1969 Member Posts: 165
    meena1 said:

    Deb,
    I had 12 treatments of

    Deb,
    I had 12 treatments of Taxol and Herceptin. I had it weekly, at the end of the treatment, my lesions were gone. However, I was Her-2 positive, so I was able to take the Herceptin.

    Thank you so much Meena,I
    Thank you so much Meena,I was so uplifted when I read your story about your journey with cancer I called my husband to the computer to read also, your story makes me feel so much better as I go to my oncologist today to see whats next for me as far as treatment.Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as Ill do the same. Thanks again
    Deb
  • elm3544
    elm3544 Member Posts: 748
    Good luck to you. Please
    Good luck to you. Please keep the updates coming!
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763
    Hi Deb
    and a Big Hearty Welcome. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pat
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
    padee6339 said:

    Hi Deb
    and a Big Hearty Welcome. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pat

    Hi Deb! Please know that I
    Hi Deb! Please know that I will put you in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us updated!

    Lex♥