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Forum: her2group 05-18-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Cathya
Re: !3 years NED yesterday

Karen;

Oh my what a wonderful adventure to start now at this point in your life. I am so looking forward to hearing all about your future adventures.... and your daughters as well. My very best...
Forum: her2group 05-18-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Cathya
Re: Pink dimple under armpit

I remember having a spot on my chest and the skin doctor gave me a hydrocortisone cream and told me to apply it for two weeks. If it didn't disappear to go back as it likely was a met.
Luckily it...
Forum: her2group 05-18-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Thank you so much everyone!!! I was so surprised and happy. Now I just have to wait to hear about the ovarian cancer (hope my ca125 drops over the next couple of months) and how the Ibrance and...
Forum: her2group 05-17-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

HAPPY HAPPY!!!

Bones scan is clear. No bone mets. I'm going to ask about going on actonel as I think that protects against getting them. See the onc on the 24th.

ASCO begins June 1st!! ...
Forum: her2group 05-16-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Cathya
Re: MBC Triple positive's here's an exciting possibility

http://www.cancernetwork.com/breast-cancer/cdk46-inhibitors-game-changers-management-hormone-receptorpositive-advanced-breast-cancer/page/0/1

CDK4/6 inhibitors for HR+/HER2+ advanced breast cancer...
Forum: her2group 05-14-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Cathya
Re: Cancer 'n Me

Flori; They talked about having to put a tube in if I had a lung leak too so kept me waiting for while after the procedure but it was no big deal. The hardest part for me was the breathing. They...
Forum: her2group 05-12-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Cathya
MBC Triple positive's here's an exciting possibility

Background: I have recently been diagnosed with stage 4 mbc and to the lungs. Whereas I was triple positive previously I am now her2-. As such I am taking a new CDK4/6 inhibitor Palbociclib...
Forum: her2group 05-11-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Cathya
Re: Cancer 'n Me

Flori;

One of the ladies taking ibrance/letrozole had to stop as her tumours were found to be triple negative. She is currently taking Halaven (eribulin). Hasn't been on it long enough yet for...
Forum: her2group 05-11-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Cathya
Re: Cancer 'n Me

Flori; I had a lung biopsy a few weeks ago....just a stab into the lung not a ditube down into the lung. I took an Adivan (lorazepam) before the procedure and it really helped calm me down. I...
Forum: her2group 05-10-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Cathya
When should we consider switching Oncologists

Hi all;

I am now being treated for her2- MBC with a new 3 week on, 1 week off Palbociclib pill (iBrance) plus Letrozole every day. As this is new to me I have been lurking and reading past posts...
Forum: her2group 05-10-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Pam;

I've found the article and it was posted in full by a lady on the community.breastcancer.org site so I don't have a link. I think though that I must track down this guys so I can follow all...
Forum: her2group 05-10-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Pam; I'm just looking and in the meantime found another article you might enjoy.
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Forum: her2group 05-09-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

You've all likely seen this information but I though it was worth posting and the author is apparently very thorough.

A CHRISTMAS / HANUKKAH / HOLIDAY GIFT BASKET FROM SABCS 2017

The Winter...
Forum: her2group 05-02-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Cathya
Re: Lapatanib can accelerate some tumor growth

Very interesting Hopeful. Thanks for posting

Cathy
Forum: her2group 04-30-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Thinking of you SoCalGal. The biopsy results wouldn't take 3 months. The pathology report would only be likely 10 days. Then they send the specimen on for genetic testing. You could learn...
Forum: her2group 04-28-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Hi;

I saw the geneticist yesterday. My oncologist is getting my tumours (ovarian and lung) genetically tested and he said that will take 2 months. In the meantime the geneticist yesterday is...
Forum: her2group 04-25-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Laurel; What a week to go to Toronto! My son lives there too in the downtown so I was quick to call when I heard about the attack van. Horrible!!

Maya, Carol Ann, Donna and Melissa, thank you...
Forum: her2group 04-21-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Laurel;

I updated my signature. Yes I was genetically tested after my ovarian diagnosis and they found a VUS (variation of unknown significance) on the BRCA1. This was basically a negative BRCA....
Forum: her2group 04-21-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,485
Posted By Cathya
Re: Scared and Confused

So glad to hear your good news Katherine! Such a relief.

my best,

Cathy
Forum: her2group 04-21-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

I have had a meeting with my new oncologist. I really liked him and felt confident in him which is important. My tumour is now Her2-. I asked him why this was and he said that all tumours hold a...
Forum: her2group 04-18-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Carol Ann;

I really appreciate these discussions as they are helping me get back into the swing (OMG) of research again. I originally had a grade 3 tumour which with the her2+, ER+PR+ would have...
Forum: her2group 04-18-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Carol Ann;

FYI my nodes were negative too but being that her2+ cancers love to travel, a 1 cm tumour was found by my oncologist on physical exam in my supraclavicular node. This staged me at 3c...
Forum: her2group 04-17-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Tricia;

Interesting that we share the same triple positive diagnosis. I notice that you took an extra 2 years of Arimidex. Great!! When I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer I asked multiple...
Forum: her2group 04-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Mary Jo Me too. I was totally shocked and plenty ticked off too. lol

Flora You really give me hope. I still haven't received the pathology reports but I'm going to ask the oncologist about...
Forum: her2group 04-13-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,237
Posted By Cathya
Re: almost 14 years NED breast cancer and apparently it's back in my lungs

Tricia; Thank you so much for your support. I have just heard that it is breast cancer but don't have a copy of the pathology report yet. Am trying. So much has changed and advanced (i.e....
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