Hi Deb, No oncologist worth their salt should try and guess how long you have left. Especially as there are a myriad of drugs yet to try/retry and the only progression is to bone and liver. My wife has flipped between ER+, to TN, to ER+ again. She had mets in the bone, which were treated and have healed. Then she had mets in the liver, which according to the latest PET are no longer active. She is on Cape, but at a much reduced does due to side effects, and also Avastin. She still has active cancer in some lymph nodes around her neck which are ER+, so they've added exemestane. It's a process, and her oncologist's answer to the "how long" question is, and always has been, "ask me again in 5 years". Have a look here at all of the drugs approved to treat breast cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/drugs/breast There are so many, and until you've tried all the applicable treatment options, "terminal" is not on the cards, which I take to mean as "nothing more we can do". Hopefully your liver biopsy will reveal the nature of the beast, and you can get on with treatment. Don't forget that new drugs are being developed as we speak too! I know it's hard, but try to remain positive, and enjoy life!
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