Hi benny, welcome to our vefy friendly group. I was dx with lung mets (right lung) in may last year although they had been there since the previous Aug 2013. Showed on a chest xray at that time but failed to be reported on!
My primary was in 2005 and had a new primary in same breast in 2009.
I'm currently on carboplatin and due my 2nd dose on friday. Previously had capecetabine then docetaxol but had progression on both (now spread to other lung) before changing to carboplatin. I'm only weakly positive but just started letrazole with this new chemo.
good luck with your treatment. Its awful waiting for results but as you say all we can do is get on with things!
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Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator
I had breast cancer back in 2003, had left mastectomy followed by chemo,then tamoxifen. Had right mastectomy in 2005 but not cancerous. Last January found left side lump which was cancer in chest wall. Had it removed in Feb but was bigger than they realised so had MRI and CT scans which showed it had spread to both lungs and the pouch of douglas. They've also said I've got abnormalities on my ovaries and something on my thyroid. I am takin Anastrozole daily and Zolodex every 3 months and all seemed to be going well, no sign of growth and cancer markers down in blood tests. I don't usually worry. I feel as though I've just got on with things (Husband has PPMS, 6 kids between us, no 10 grandchild on their way and work pt in academy). Recently though I have been getting more pain on left side, oncologist is going to book me in for scans but I just feel as though I'm being a hypochondriac. I know I'll just have to wait for it all to happen and get results in app in March but I haven't told my kids (hubby knows)as I don't want to worry them unnecessarily so was hoping that I could chat to others in the same boat.
Thanks in advance and look forward to speaking soon.
Best wishes Brenda x