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Old 04-29-2019, 05:41 PM   #1
Cathya
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Study In Mice Uncovers an Unknown Pathway For Breast Cancer Tumors to Recur

For those here who have had BC remain dormant for years before metastasizing, this article may help explain that.

Study In Mice Uncovers an Unknown Pathway For Breast Cancer Tumors to Recur
The finding suggests immune cells could be targeted using existing therapies

https://corporate.dukehealth.org/new...ors-recur?h=nl

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Diagnosed Oct. 2004 3 cm ductal, lumpectomy Nov. 2004
Diagnosed Jan. 2005 tumor in supraclavicular node
Stage 3c, Grade 3, ER/PR+, Her2++
4 AC, 4 Taxol, Radiation, Arimidex, Actonel
Herceptin for 9 months until Muga dropped and heart enlarged
Restarting herceptin weekly after 4 months off
Stopped herceptin after four weekly treatments....score dropped to 41
Finished 6 years Arimidex
May 2015 diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Stage 1C
started 6 treatments of carboplatin/taxol
Genetic testing show BRCA1 VUS
Nice! My hair came back really curly. Hope it lasts lol. Well it didn't but I liked it so I'm now a perm lady
29 March 2018 Lung biopsy following chest CT showing tumours in pleura of left lung, waiting for results to the question bc or ovarian
April 20, 2018 BC mets confirmed, ER/PR+ now Her2-
Questions about the possibility of ovarian spread and mets to bones so will be tested and monitored for these.
To begin new drug Palbociclib (Ibrance) along with Letrozole May, 2018.
Genetic testing of ovarian tumour and this new lung met will take months.
To see geneticist to be retested for BRCA this week....still BRCA VUS
CA125 has declined from 359 to 12 as of Aug.23/18


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Old 04-30-2019, 06:19 AM   #2
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Re: Study In Mice Uncovers an Unknown Pathway For Breast Cancer Tumors to Recur

Great to hear the work continues to fight this. Hopefully one day there will be either a cure or a vaccine to keep it from happening in the first place.
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