Some breast cancers may naturally regress
Some breast cancers may naturally regress: study
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:49am EST
Diagnosed stage 2b in July 2003 (2.3 cm, HER2+, ER-/PR-, 7+ nodes). Treated with mastectomy (with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction), AC + T/Herceptin (off label). Cancer advanced to lung in January 2007 (1 cm nodule). Started Herceptin every 3 weeks. Lung wedge resection April 2007. Cancer recurred in lung April 2008. RFA of lung in August. 2nd annual brain MRI in October 2008, 2.6 cm cystic tumor. Craniotomy October 2008 followed by targeted radiation (IMRT). Coughing up blood February 2009. Thoractomy July 2009 to cut out fungal ball of common soil fungus which grew in the RFA cavity. No cancer, only fungus. NED since craniotomy October 2008. Still on only Herceptin every 3 weeks. Praying for NED forever!!