My MIL has a stage IV triple negative breast cancer and yesterday the doctor told us that he expects she has 6-9 months to go, unless we find a chemo that is able to slow the growth of her cancer.
She was on Xeloda (unsuccessful as her cancer kept growing and expanding), we are trying Carboplatin as of this week to see if it'll show better results. Then again, per our doc, she's lucky if she gets another 2 years, even if we find a chemo that slows this monster down.
How do you deal with something like this? She's feeling okay and does not accept her diagnosis. We remain hopeful, but is it time for a reality check? Should we be talking to her about her wishes if her health deteriorates quickly? Any other advice you have for us all?