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Secondary Breast Cancer

My mun has breast cancer,it was detected early enough, she got the lumped remove and later the left breast, but unfortunately for her when she was getting sick all the time, she went for a check up and the doctor said the cancer had spread all over her body and there is nothing they could do about it and now she has been left alone,the doctos dont see her again and told her to just wait for death. But i believe there could still be something,because she is to young to die, she is just 41. Please help me out and let me know if she could surive it. Thanks.

Research, Knowledge and Information :


Metastatic Breast Cancer: Life Expectancy and Prognosis


Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Find out about prognosis and life expectancy at this stage.
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Metastatic Cancer - National Cancer Institute


Defines metastatic cancer and describes the process of metastasis. ... For example, breast cancer that spreads to the lung is called metastatic breast cancer, ...
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Metastatic Breast Cancer - National Breast Cancer Foundation


What is Metastatic Breast Cancer? Metastatic breast cancer is also classified as Stage 4 breast cancer. The cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
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Metastatic breast cancer - Wikipedia


Metastatic breast cancer, also referred to as metastases, advanced breast cancer, secondary tumours, secondaries or stage 4 breast cancer, is a stage of breast cancer ...
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Find out about secondary (metastatic) breast cancer


Learn about the diagnosis, the available treatment and support for secondary breast cancer, and much more.
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Metastatic Breast Cancer - Stage IV | Susan G. Komen®


Learn about metastatic breast cancer (stage 4 breast cancer) and how it is treated. Read about how to maintain quality of life.
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Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer - WebMD


WebMD has tips to help you make the most out of life with metastatic breast cancer.
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Recurrent & Metastatic Breast Cancer | Breastcancer.org


Learn about breast cancer recurrence and metastatic breast cancer. Breastcancer.org is here to help.
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Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)—Patient Version - National ...


In women with metastatic breast cancer that is hormone receptor negative, ... PDQ Breast Cancer Treatment. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute.
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Secondary breast cancer - Cancer Information - Macmillan ...


Secondary breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Breast cancer starts as a lump in the breast and this is known as ...
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secondarybreast canver

I'm sorry about your recent diagnosis. The treatment is something that you will discuss with your Oncologist and the prognosis in your particular case will depend on the response to therapy. The answers to these two questions would have to come from the Dr.s who have all your medical information (past & present). It is to your advantage that you are otherwise fit and healthy.  Wishing you a successful treatment program .....
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Questions about Secondary Breast Cancer

ER+ cancers depend on the hormone estrogen for growth. ER- cancers do not but are considered a more aggressive form of cancer.
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secondary breast cancer

Hi there. The multiple tumors that your doctors found may have prompted him to suspect that this could be  cancer metastatic to the breast rather than being a primary breast cancer.  However, cancers metastatic to the breast (secondary cancers) are somewhat uncommon, and the more common cancer spreading to the breast is cancer coming from the other breast.  This can still be primary cancer, it is just that the histology at the present may not be that clear.  This could be a variant of breast cancer that is difficult to diagnose with routine pathology.  Let's wait for the studies at Mayo Clinic and hopefully shed some light.  But I think that this is still a primary breast cancer. Regards and God bless.
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Secondary breast cancer in the liver

Hi. I understand what you are going through. How many lesions were found in the liver?  Metastasectomy (surgical removal of metastasis) can be performed if there is solitary lesion in the liver or if there are multiple lesions confined to one lobe of the liver.  Consider also the liver function when this procedure is going to be done. There are also second-line chemotherapy regimens available for breast cancer, involving the combination of targeted therapy and chemotherapy. You can always ask for a second opinion from another oncologist. Good luck.
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Secondary Breast Cancer risk in Hodgkins

Hi.  The risk for developing secondary breast cancer among women who had Hodgkin's Lymphoma comes from prior radiation treatment to the chest, not from the ABVD-MOPP chemotherapy regimen.  In fact, studies have shown that the addition of chemotherapy to the treatment regimen for Hodgkin's disease REDUCED the risk for secondary breast cancer caused by thoracic radiation from 3.2 times to only 1.4 times compared with the general population.  See http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/pressreleases/HodgkinsBreast for a more detailed discussion.
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Secondary breast cancer in the overies

Hi. Do you already have the results of CT scan and bone scan? BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the genes responsible for breast cancer.  Mutations in both genes increase the likelihood of developing both breast and ovarian cancers. A bilateral breast cancer, and a history of both breast and ovarian cancers are some of the characteristics associated with increased likelihood of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. Your mother's cancer recurred in the ovaries 4 years after treatment.  After surgery, she may need to undergo systemic treatment in order to decrease the possibility of another recurrence.
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HELP!!! Please can someone enlighten a confused and frightened newly diagnosed secondary breast cancer patient?

Grade 1 usually refers to the characteristics of your breast cancer tumor, especially size.  Grade 1 would be a small tumor.   Stage 4 means that you have cancer in more than one place.  In the breast and in the liver. The tumor marker is a substance found, often in blood, that indicates the presence of disease, such as cancer.  A test for a marker will produce a count that can be an indication of how active the cancer is.  Usually a lower count is good news.  I am not familiar with liver cancer and tumor markers for it, so I can't comment on a level of 25.4, but if your oncologist is pleased, I'd would be encouraged. Your best information will be from your doctors who have all of your test results and can explain everything to you and get your input on your treatment options.  When you ask, "What does it mean if I have stage 4 breast cancer?"  If means that your cancer began in the breast and has spread somewhere else.  Your treatment will be more aggressive than if the cancer had not spread and may include different drugs or therapies than if it had not spread.  You may want to check the "breast cancer stage 3 & 4" community on this website for me people who have had experiences like yours.  Many of them have very positive experiences and will encourage you through your treatment.  There are many people who successsfully treat stage 4 cancer.   Your doctors are the ones who can give you the best ideas of a prognosis.  Do not be afraid to ask questions until you are no longer confused.  The doctors and nurses are your teammates in fighting this diseaase, but you are the head of the team.  I am thinking of you.  
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My friend has breast cancer + secondaries - information?

It is certainly a very serious situation, but it sounds as though your friend's condition is responding to treatment.  That is good.  Her long-term prognosis, I do not know enough about and cannot address, but I have have seen people have years of very good life even after cancer has spread. Every cancer patient derives a huge amount of strength and support from her friends.  Rejoice with the good news and stay by her side through the tough news and live every day to the fullest.  Your friend is blessed to have you.  You may be able to talk to other friends or family members and eventually you will talk with your friend about anything and everything.  This is a heavy load for you, too, as a friend, you are a caregiver.   When I was going through a very hard regimen of chemo, my motto was: adapt and/or endure; with laughter.  My friends brought me smiles (even when they were closer to grimaces) every day.  I wish you both well and am thinking of you.
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progressive pathology for post operative breat cancer

Hi there. Breast cancer has the tendency to "metastasize" or spread to other organs, most commonly the bones.  I think this is what you meant by secondary bone cancer.  The treatments given after the surgery for breast cancer are all aimed to decrease the chance of the cancer spreading to other organs.  These treatments may be chemotherapy or hormonal therapy (tamoxifen, arimidex, etc).  The standard length of arimidex intake is 5 years, and that should have lowered the risk of developing metastatic disease.  It is also possible that the other breast can develop another breast cancer, this is not unusual. Regards.
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BI-RADS 4 Suspicious abnormality

HI i also have the same Birad level 4, at the current moment My doctors tell me what makes mine suspect is the calcs are clustered close together, with more than 5 in each cluster they are all in the same duct, which winds around like a mountain road I have been asking questions on this site,, not no real avail so far. I hope someone can help me I was actually ON the biopsy table Friday, to have stereotactic biospy ( AGAIN!)when they suddenly cancled it, they could not see these "clusters" clearly enough so they sent me home i am schueduled for an I.V. CONTRAST MRI monday not only is it less costly, less invasive, less scary, ..they can tell IF you have cancer cells because they show up as lights I just wonder why they dont do this INSTEAD of these biopsies? Over 50% of women have calcs, and 80% are benign Family history, maybe that ups the odds I dont know I am just being vocal about wondering WHY the ydont routinely do MRI ..instaed of the invasive biospy?? Good lcuk to you, don't worry , I am not worried, because whatever it is, IF you have anything it is caught early, with either MRi OR biopsy Sorry about your sister.
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