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Diagnosis of new cancer

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Wizzyden

Sounds a tough hand to have been dealt. But the ladies on here seem very supportive. I wish you all the best.

Julie

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That is horrible for you hope you get answers I had initial bc in 2004 with lumpectomy and lymph node clearance. Diagnosed in2018 with secondaries been on ibrance and letrozole since may 2019 which has stabilised secondaries in lung,back and pelvis and also shrunk breast tumour. Mine is oestrogen receptive her-ve. New treatments are always happeening and ibrance/palbociclib has had good rezults in america and canada where it has been available for quite a few years. Liz

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Hi ~Wizzyden

 

I am sorry that you havent had a reply to your post yet, I am sure that someone will be along to offer support soon.

 

In the meantime, you may find it helpful to talk with one of our specialists on the free Helpline, 0808 800 6000.

 

Alternatively you can post a question to one of our experts on the Ask Our Nurses area of the Forum, where they can reply to you online.

 

Also, you may like to join the private group for women with secondary breast cancer, where there is a lot of support and information shared,.

 

Best wishes
Anna
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Diagnosis of new cancer

Hi ladies, just to update you all, I finally got my diagnosis on Friday. I have a completely new cancer in what was my non cancer boob! It's IDC, ER+ (Her2 neg) grade 2, 2cms tumour. I'm having an ultrasound tomorrow on the armpit and collar bone lymph's (and possibly a biopsy on the lymph's depending on what they find) Onc says, I've been incredibly unlucky and that lightning really has struck twice. The positive is, that Herceptin hasn't let me down as I had thought and that this is a spread of disease again, but I am worried that this new cancer is just going to try and find an alternative route to get me! The plan is to see the surgeon as soon as possible and I would like another mastectomy, but thats not a foregone conclusion despite my wants.I'm just all over the place again. On the one hand as a completely new cancer it means I can be treated in isolation for this rather than having to review the treatment for my existing secondary disease, but on the other hand I can't help feeling that the cancer is just trying to find another way in! Has this ever happened to anyone else? Diagnosed with a completely different cancer in the other breast? ( I was diagnosed originally in 1999, with HER2 BC, and my secondary diagnosis Bones and liver in 2005). Thanks for any help you can give me.