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Interested in hearing treatments used for stage 4. I am 8 weeks into 12 of taxol and just wondering what might come next?

Shauntell Cullen Profile
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anonymous

Stage 4 Patient about 7 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Hi Shauntell Julie said it right.... this is a club no one wants to be a member of. We have several women who are Stage 4. The treatments they receive are probably varied depending on the type of breast cancer they have. It is like any of us, we all have different types of breast cancer, different stages, and different grades. We all learn from one another no matter what the differences are between us. We are all in the same boat called the USS Breast Cancer. We prop each other up and stick together as "sisters" would do. Hang in there Shauntell. Take care, Sharon
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • sabrina brown Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hang in there Shauntell, not how you probably saw your life going and now it's here. Take everything one day at a time and try to look for the positives, sometimes hard to see! And you will make your own path through your journey, we are all here cheering you on! Stay strong Fight like a Girl!
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    Hello shay tell. I am stage IV nests to lungs. I had 18 chemo treatments first to shrink approximately,
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    Oops will start again. Diag. 10-09 with approx. 4-6cm tumor in r breast and many lesions in the lungs, too many to count and too small to biopsy. Had 18 chemo txts up front to shrink tumor, 4-10 double mastectomy, 8 more treatments of herceptin. Stopped 2 short due to causing cardiomyopathy. 11-10 started on femra hormone therapy. 11-11 lesions started to grow slowly. 2-12 Took off femra and started on aromasin. Lesions cont. to grow. Had lung biopsy 6-12' confirmed stage IV bc with several 1-2cm tumors in both lungs. 10-12 started back on chemo pill form Tykerb and xeloda. Will get another ct in dec to see if it is shrinking the tumors. I have figured out to get all the drugs I have to take where nausea and dizziness is to the minimum and I feel great most days. Leading my normal life as before, just take things a little more slowly to come out with a more harmonious out come. I don't sweat the small stuff and enjoy every minute of every day I can get out of bed and am vertical on my own. As stated above each person's treatment is individualized. i just took each step as it came and didn't think about what was to come. Keep in touch. If you want email is rfhay@netins.net. God bless.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Hi shauntell! Welcome to the club none of us wanted to be a part of... I imagine your treatment plan will include surgery, rads, and a multitude of tests! How's chemo treating you do far? Have they done any tests to see how we'll you're responding to chemo so far?
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Shauntell Cullen Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Thank you everyone my chemo so far has not been too bad. I mostly have exhaustion and aches and pains. I did have scans at 6 weeks because my liver was causing me pain. We looked at about 10 tumors on my liver (there are too many to count) each if them had shrunk about a mm. The breast tumor had no change. I will have scans again at the end of Taxol, then my understanding is either tamoxifen or additional chemo (I think the AC of ACT)?
    about 7 years Comment Flag

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