Discuss your recurrence - local, regional, distant - and how that diagnosis affects your life.


Halaven troubles

  • By SIgirl · New reply 8:37 am
  • 9 replies
  • I have been on halaven for four months and it is bringing my tms down slowly. However, it is playing havoc with my bowels. I go from constipation to diarrhea sometimes in the same day! Anyone else had ...

Tumor Markers UP

  • By Ann2800 · New reply 2:39 am
  • 15 replies
  • I wrote a post a few days ago about a pleura Effusion. A small one. I went to my ONC and he says he is not worried about the small effusion but my tumor markers are climbing. Cancer 2729 was 38 45 68 ...

Taxol - Chemo

  • By smiley47 · New reply yesterday at 10:26 pm
  • 1 reply
  • I was wondering if anyone had been on Taxol when after three rounds and markers going down, (gradually) they had blood work done at the third round on the fourth week; which is the week you do not get ...


  • By Shopgrl07 · New reply yesterday at 7:09 pm
  • 5 replies
  • My mom had breast cancer return in her liver with chemo and blood transfusions she had been doing ok... Tumor shrunk from 9cm to 3cm we were told. Hasn't had chemo now for about 6 tries because either ...

Halaven troubles

  • By SIgirl · Posted April 20, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I have been on halaven for four months and it is bringing my tms down slowly. However, it is playing havoc with my bowels. I go from constipation to diarrhea sometimes in the same day! Anyone else had ...

Is there a treatment similar to Xeloda?

  • By lansing · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I was on Xeloda from Jan. to March with one dose reduction. I had an intestinal bleed in March and was hospitalized for 3 days. I just got my CTscan results with showed that the lymphnodes were no longer ...

Small Pleural Effusion

  • By Ann2800 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I was having a pain where my ribs are located. I finally has X Ray and they found a Small Pleural Effusion. Everyone I have talked to told me this is Breast Cancer coming back. Has anyone else had this ...

Anyone had lobectomy for lung mets? Need urgent advice plz

  • By Ann1974 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • Hi, I'm hoping one of you lovely ladies can help me. I'm 39, diagnosed last May with triple negative BC. I had neoadjuvant chemo and had a great response to anthracyclines, unfortunately my tumour grew ...

Running out of options

  • By Nandal · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I have not posted for a long time but I read all the discussions to seek support and information for my sister who is stageIV TNBC.Her last chemo navelbine failed to work and she took a month off chemo.She ...

Blisters on Feet

  • By Terryroth1 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I have been taking Xeloda for about 6 months for MBC. (I have been fighting breast cancer for 21 years. First it was localized. First recurrence was in the chest wall. Then it came back in the lymph nodes ...

Other cities for treatment

  • By unlucky · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • How can you go to other cities with very little on money for treatment ...

Have just crossed over into Stage IV BC

  • By baridirects · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 32 replies
  • I was just told yesterday that I have developed bone mets, moving me into Stage IV lobular breast cancer. I have to admit that I feel as though I've been hit by a truck just now, but I know that will ...

Roller Coaster Moods in Dealing with Stage 4

  • By SiamBlues · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Having Stage 4 has changed me in one way, which is not for the better, I'm afraid. I'm talking about the day or two before I have to go back to my treatment center each month to get another stick in the ...

TNBC with bone and liver mets

  • By jmoses · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • My mother in law had her Pet and CT of brain this week. The results showed bone and liver mets. She had bx of liver already and had her port put in today. What can we expect? What advice can those of ...

bowel obstruction

  • By debsing · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Anyone had a bowel obstruction from breast cancer spread to abdomen? I can't leave hospital until obstruction is resolved, and cant have more chemo until I'm out of hospital! Am I going to die in here ...

TNBC and pathologic complete response after initial treatment

  • By choirchic · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • Did anyone achieve PCR AFTER THEIR INITIAL treatment, and if so, how long after that did you find out you had metastasized to a distant site ...

bad tests and nothing on the scans?!!!!!!!

  • By manolia · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • My mother is having tumer marker of 621 and very very bad liver function, its almost not functioning at all with bilirubin level of 6.5 !! And she is sooo tired with increased acsites. Her onc is sure ...

Breast cancer survivor

  • By Charleen · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Hello to you all!Hope you doing well? In my 5 year celebration surgeon biopsy a enlarge lymph node in my neck in February. Test came back no breast cancer recurrence but something ells, a different type ...

TNBC brain mets...

  • By juliesis · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • My sister held off the mets for a while with xeloda and a no sugar/super healthy diet. Now she's got lesions on her brain. They are starting whole brain radiation tomorrow. She said the onc wants her ...

After 3 1/2 years of Xeloda, on to T-DM1

  • By Justkeepgoing · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • After being NED on Xeloda and Herceptin for over 3 years, the little buggers found a way to get around it! I have a small liver met, a T3 met and a lymph node met. So, I start T-DM1 on Tuesday. My oncologist ...

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