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I was diagnosed on 9/11 with stage 4 breast cancer. My doctor is treating me with femara. I'm feeling pretty good. The cancer is not worse or better. Is anyone with this same situation. How long and how are you feeling?

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  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    I am stage 4 with mets to lungs since 10-09. I did an initial strong round of chemo with double mass. In the beginning. After the intense treatment went on femra. It worked for about a year, then switched to another hormone therapy. It worked about 3 months. I am now on pill form chemo xeloda and tykurb. All is staying the same and seems to be "asleep" as someone above described. Am on a 3 month rotation f scan checks to keep track of progress. I am currently 52 work full time. It is doable with strong determination. Good luck and god bless
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks for your story. I am very determined, this is my second time around. I work everyday and stay very busy. Sometimes too busy. But there are moments when i just stay home and lay down. Good luck to all and god bless for the encouragement.

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    My neighbor was diagnosed with stage lV and being treated with Femara. She didn't want surgery and chemo. That was 2 years ago and she is doing very well. She walks every day and we get together for tea and conversation regularly. She feels good! Gods blessings to you, darlin' take care, Sharon
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have stage Iv also mine mest to my bones I take zometa and falsodex once a month been doing this for two years doing good cancer seems to be asleep right now just hope the raging bull doesn't wake up lol God Bless You
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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Sounds like we are both in the same situation. I had breast cancer 17 years ago and my came back and metasized on the outside of my lung. My lung was filled with fluid and required surgery. My doctor said I can live with this and so far so good. I do testing every three months and waiting results takes a lot out of you. Thanks for your kind words.
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