Mothering with mets

Connect with mothers who are living with metastatic breast cancer.



  • By SOUTHAFRICA · New reply September 13, 2013
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  • HI I am a daughter of a father who has renal cell carcinoma that metastasized to the lungs and passed away after a long hard battle, 5 years later my mum is diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer ...

Mom of 2, 35, Stage 4 and her 3 yr. old has leukemia

  • By VeraKB · New reply August 19, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • Please keep this family in your prayers and if you are near Portland, OR you can maybe help with meals and support. There's a website for donations. I intend to spread this as far as I can. I cannot imagine ...

A Picture of Hope

  • By reach4thesky · New reply June 8, 2013
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  • My goal in sharing this is to give you HOPE! I am 40, living with Stage IV Mets Breast Cancer and I have HOPE, enjoy this 2 minute video of my family, Celine Dion put it on her Facebook Page to share ...

Chemo and parenting

  • By margaretmajella · New reply February 19, 2013
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  • On Friday, I'm scheduled to start chemo. Still undetermined depending on the results of a biopsy on a new set of mets. It will either be Perjeta/Herceptin/ taxotore or Xeloda or Taxol. I'm trying to plan ...

charity gives vacations to families losing parents to cancer

  • By IowaSignTerp · Posted December 25, 2012
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  • 0137663n sounds like this would be a good organization to support ...

Resources for help for 10 year old whose mommy won't be coming home

  • By Michigoose · New reply November 14, 2012
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  • A friend of mine just contacted me about suggestions for books etc. for a child whose mother has been battling breast cancer for a couple of years but was recently hospitalized with brain and lung mets ...

Halloween appropriate?

  • By sonarbat · New reply November 2, 2012
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  • This is a weird question, but is it okay if my 3 year old daughter comes to treatment with me on Halloween in her skeleton costume? She only comes in for a few minutes at the end to say hello to the staff ...

Concern for adult children

  • By VeraKB · New reply August 6, 2012
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  • I have a son, 28, and a daughter, 20. Perhaps it's the difference in generation, in economy - but when we were their age, my husband and I were further ahead in our lives. We were married, having children ...

How and when to tell a 4 year old his mommy is dying?

  • By cancerkicker · New reply August 5, 2012
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  • I have been living with mets to my lungs, bone and liver for three years now. Things had been pretty stable overall until last week. According to my last scan, the cancer has gone gangbusters and I know ...

Liver mets

  • By mjameg · Posted July 17, 2012
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  • My TNBC mets to the dome of the liver, lung and a few little ones. I was on single chemo for 2 years but it didn't work. Now I'm on Ixempra+Xeloda. Was anybody on this combination?Any success story? How ...

brain mets mothers finished all treatment WBR what next?

  • By Matthew12 · New reply July 13, 2012
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  • SO MY MOTHER HAS JUST HAD WBR for her brain mets it finished about a month ago and we had a review with the doctor yesterday. He said basically that this is the end of any treatments and now to basically ...

Power Port

  • By aliciaskids · New reply May 24, 2012
  • 12 replies
  • I was dx with IBC in 2002 and had a port put in that the nurses never could access and then in 2007 my cancer spread to my spine, at this time I had no veins left so I got a power port.I have loved having ...

mother has brain mets 4 years after having breast cancer

  • By Matthew12 · New reply May 18, 2012
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  • Just wondering if anyone could tell me what happends next etc and what to expect. My mom had breast cancer 4 years ago had chemo and then recoverd. But a couple of months ago we noticed a change in her ...

I forgot my 2 year cancer'versary!

  • By MightyMe · New reply April 30, 2012
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  • Well, I have been dreading turning the big 2 for a while. Guess because that was the number I was given in the beginning. I remember when I first started coming to the boards at BCO and feeling so bad ...

Happy Groundhog's day

  • By A_Lou · New reply February 7, 2012
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  • Hello- just a light & fluffy message. Usually hate my birthday, (because I can never associate the age with myself) last year (2011) was a big one and I was just getting into this whole b.c. deal, surgeries ...

what do you tell your kids?

  • By johnsonmomof4 · New reply November 20, 2011
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  • I have been battling stage 4 cancer for two years now. I have mets in my brain, lungs, liver, around my heart, and now in my bones. I am doing good for the most part, all things considering. But my question ...

The triple-decker sandwich generation

  • By TamiLB · New reply October 19, 2011
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  • I posted a topic on my blog yesterday that I don't feel gets much attention: how to manage taking care of kids, aging parents and yourself when living with cancer. Here's the link (I'd love to hear your ...

here is my daughter's vide

  • By LauraW43 · New reply April 14, 2011
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  • My daughter did a video for this spanish song. It's about a man who loves his women and can't leave her and keeps trying but can't. so he is "chained". Now, he is strong enough to let go (The song title-Let ...

XELODA help Hematomas

  • By vicvic · New reply March 29, 2011
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  • Some time ago I read the forum but did not write. 1 week ago my mom was diagnosed with liver metastasis again, started 3 days with Xeloda 2,000 mg daily. In 2007 had liver metastasis and bone and thanks ...

I had a tantrum yesterday

  • By positivethoughts · New reply January 29, 2011
  • 20 replies
  • Like most of you I have been tired for a long time. I made a choice to spend my energy on my kids more than my house. After a year, I have a few piles that are making me nuts! People keep telling me how ...

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