Breast Cancer spread to the liver
When your breast cancer spreads to the liver, that is not good and I am sorry you, and your mom, have to go through all this.
Often a diaqnosis of cancer, no matter what stage, is harder on close family members than the patient. When it comes back, like this, it's even harder, especially the iniyial shock.
That does not mean it will all be suffering and hoing downhill from now on. Although chemotherapy can no longer cure the cancer, it is often so helpful in controlling and shrinking the cancer to a point where the patient can axtually feel quite normal.
I understand that chemo is given as long and as much as it is woeking, and when it stops working, sometimes then you are switched to another chemo, anf so on.
The pirpose of this chemo is to improve the quality of life as well as prolong life. Some people with liver mets live for quite a long time but i think they are usually treated constantly, and on a regulat basis.
It is impossible to know or guess how well your mom will do, and how long her life will be. No 'telling' you something raally bad, not really good(as in too p[timistic) is helpful in my experience.
My advice to you is to not assume anything, like that your mom will be really sick when she feels good, or that she should feel much better when she is feeling very badly.
It is very hard to make plans as some fays are better than others and you never know. Let her be, and let her tell you, (and ask her to tell you how she is foing) so you don't always have to ask her and which is annoying for both sides. Same with helping. She may be independent for quite a while.
It is really important that you take care of yourself,kbeebe, as that is the greatest gift you can give to your mother, that you are OK, It is also true with/got your kids if you have any.
Your mom will die but this may not be for 'who knows' long.
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