Breast Cancer Metastasi to The Liver

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Breast Cancer Metastasis to The Liver

by Dimplesapril on Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:00 AM

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I just found out that my cancer spread to the liver I finished radiation in Feb. I had scans done in May and something showed up on the liver but, was told it was nothing. Now here I am stage IV and scared to death. I see doctor tomorrow to find out I guess what can be done if anything. Any one else with breast cancer that has metastasis to the liver? Would love to have someone to talk to about this.

Breast Cancer Metastasis to Liver

by Thomas_T on Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:00 AM

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My father's prostate cancer mets. to his liver he was sent to a hosp. that does a procedure called chemoembolization which chemo is injected into the liver then they use a gel type substance to block off the artery that feeds the liver, there are alot of articles on the internet related to this procedure it has been very succesful either stopping the tumor from growing or killing it completely. My father is having this done on thurs. we are hoping it is successful, I think this could be an option for you to research. We are going to St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, we were sent there through my dads Dr. at CTCA. Good Luck.

Metastasis to Liver

by Bonnie_G_1 on Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi Julia, I had just finished with my treatment of breast cancer and 3 months later I show up with Liver, bone & lung met. I had to go to radiation for my bones because I was in so much pain and that helped alot. The 1st chemo I had only helped me for 3 months and my liver count went up. Than my Dr. got me into a study at UCLA. I also have been taking Herceptin and this study was for that, well I lasted 6 months on that one. Now I am back to Chemo and that is Navelbean and herceptin so far it has been 6 weeks and I am doing good. When my liver tumors started growing I really hurt that is one way I knew what was happening. Now after this chemo I have one more left than it will be studies. My breast tumor was 8.2 and my Dr. had told me that I would have a good chance of it metastasising and gosh he certainnly was right. All I have to say is that the chemo's I have had so far are not nearly as bad as the ones before. I don't know if you have heard of Xeloda I had it with Taxatere but I had a bad reaction as I usually do with every chemo. But anyway they have had really good results with Xeloda, I know girls on it for 2 years already so maybe you will be one of the lucky ones. good Luck and don't give up what ever you do because there is so much out there. Bonnie

Metaastasis to Liver

by Dimplesapril on Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi Bonnie: thank you for information. I actually started treatment yesterday. Herceptin and navelbine. Double dose of herceptin for three weeks, my treatments will be three weeks on and 1 week rest. After the first three doc is going to do scans to see if tumors are shrinking, that is the hardest part, waiting to see if something is working. I also have pain in my side the doc said, it was from my liver being enlarged. thank you for taking the time to send me a message all the info I can get I greatly apprenciate and just chating with someone who knows what I'm talking about and how it feels is a great comfort.

Breast Cancer Mets to Liver

by Dimplesapril on Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi Thomas: Thank you for the information I will look it up and see if that is something that could be done for BC that mets to the liver. Good luck with your dad, I will put him in my prayers.

Breast Cancer Metastasis to The Liver

by Dimplesapril on Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi Denise: Thank you for the information. I am 48 and was diagnosed last year, and the lymphs were involved. I did eight chemo treatments every two weeks 36 radiation treatments and started on Tamoxifen in April, it seems something didn't work since it spread so fast. I am estrogen positive also. I started treatment Monday, navelbine and herceptin every week for three weeks then I will have scans done to see if it is working. I will ask my doctor about your treatment to see if that is something I should do. The more info we have the better. Thank you so much for responding to me. I would be happy to continue to chat with you.

Good Luck

by Bonnie_G_1 on Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:00 AM

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Julia, If you ever want or need someone just email me personally or we can talk. Don't worry just enjoy the things you are able to do, I keep as busy as I can. Bonnie

Mets to Liver Also

by Barbara_B_17 on Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:00 AM

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Julia, I have mets in my liver too from my breast cancer and was just told there are too many (14) for an operation. Chemo is my only shot. I started another round of chemo yesterday with Methotrexate. This will by 10th chemo drug. I just hope it works but I am not so sure. I was on Xeloda for 2 months and the tumors went from 1 to 14 so I am not very confident this drug will work. Good luck to you. What type of treatment are they recommending to you? Barb

Mets to Liver

by Dimplesapril on Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi Barbara: My treatment just started on Monday, navelbine and herceptin three weeks on and one week off. I am also taking tamoxifen. I found out I had breast cancer last June 2003. so this has all happened so fast I knew that someday it would come back but, not this soon and in the liver. I finished radiation in Feb. this sure is a scary world and it can be quite lonely. thank you so much for the email. I would love to get emails or chat with any one that would be intersted. My email address is Jsweetpea2@aol.com.. Julia I am hanging in there I will fight to the end...
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