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Old 05-15-2020, 09:39 PM   #1
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update - liver resection after taxol/Herc/Perj

Not sure where to put this, but I wanted to update on how my treatment was going.
My primary breast cancer was in March 2014, Stage III (ER+/PR+/HER2+).
In November 2019 I presented with an increased CA 15:3, whereafter a CT scan revealed a solitary liver tumor and a tumor in a gland at the liver hilus. From December to mid April, I received weekly taxol and 3-weekly herceptine/perjeta. Anti-hormonal therapy was put on hold during this time.
The PET-CT scans during this time showed stability (i.e. no growth), but also no or little reduction. My tumor markers did reduce more than 50% by the end of the cycle.
Two weeks ago my oncologist and the liver surgeon at my hospital agreed to a liver resection and gland removal via laparoscopy.
I'm very relieved to say it went well, but it was a long and tough operation. I had my birthday on the day after the operation - my wooziest but also most grateful birthday.
Herceptine/perjeta continues and after I recuperate from the operation, the anti-hormonals too.
Experiencing all of this in corona times is so weird, feels like i've fallen into a paralel universe. But I'm getting used to it.
Here I am, ready to go on! :-)
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:12 AM   #2
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Re: update - liver resection after taxol/Herc/Perj

Glad to hear the resection went well and wishing you a long time on the Herceptin/ Perjeta mix, as many of us have had. It is hard to be going through all this and Covid too, so take specially good care of yourself and enjoy the coming of spring.
Best wishes..... Pam
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Diagnosed 2004: Lumpectomy - 2 tumours, both grade 1 infiltrating duct carcinoma, about 12mm. ER+,
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Clear margins, no nodal involvement.
Radiotherapy, i year Tamoxifen, 4 years Arimidex.
Rediagnosed 2012: Multiple bone metastases.
3/12: began on Marianne trial - T-DM1 + Pertuzamab/Placebo.
5/12:Unexpected development of numerous bilateral liver mets. Came off trial.
Started Docetaxol/ Herceptin + Zometa.
8/12:Bones stable +major regression in liver (!)
9/12:Can't take any more Docetaxol! Start on Herceptin and Tamoxifen. Cross fingers!
Changed to Denosumab.
11/12: Scan shows stable - yay!
11/13: Still stable :-) !!!
1/16: All stable, but lowered calcium, so switched to Zometa 3 monthly.
2/19: Happily still stable on Herceptin, Letrozole and 3 monthly Zometa.
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Old 03-08-2021, 01:54 AM   #3
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Re: update - liver resection after taxol/Herc/Perj

I see this forum is a sleepy one, with less activity that i thought when I joined. But sometimes there's a couple readers and repliers. So, for those on a similar journey, I will update with some good news.
Since my liver resection in May last year, I've had two CT scans and a PET CT. All of them have come back with no evidence of active disease.
I continue on Perjeta/Herceptine/Fulvestrant. Side effects are minimal.

So grateful!
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Old 03-08-2021, 04:38 PM   #4
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Re: update - liver resection after taxol/Herc/Perj

Great news! I am so happy for you.
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Found lump via BSE
Diagnosed 8/04 at age 45
1.9cm tumor, ER+PR-, Her2 3+(rt side)
2 micromets to sentinel node
Stage 2A
left 3mm DCIS - low grade ER+PR+Her2 neg
lumpectomies 9/7/04
4DD AC followed by 4 DD taxol
Used Leukine instead of Neulasta
35 rads on right side only
4/05 started Tamoxifen
Started Herceptin 4 months after last Taxol due to
trial results and 2005 ASCO meeting & recommendations
Oophorectomy 8/05
Started Arimidex 9/05
Finished Herceptin (16 months) 9/06
Arimidex Only
Prolia every 6 months for osteopenia

NED 16 years!

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Old 03-09-2021, 10:05 PM   #5
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Re: update - liver resection after taxol/Herc/Perj

Wonderful news!


all the best
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1.7 cm and 1.0 cm.
Stage 1, grade 2, Node Negative (16 nodes tested)
MRM Dec.18/06
3 x FEC, 3 x Taxotere
Herceptin - every 3 weeks for a year, finished May 8/08

Tamoxifen - 2 1/2 years
Femara - Jan. 1, 2010 - July 18, 2012
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Dignosed 10/16/06, age 48 , premenopausal
Mild lymphedema diagnosed June 2009 - breast surgeon and lymph. therapist think it's completely reversible - hope so.
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Old 03-11-2021, 09:42 PM   #6
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Re: update - liver resection after taxol/Herc/Perj

Great news!
It has been quiet here lately, but always worth checking in.
Here's to continuing stable...... Pam
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Old 03-14-2021, 04:22 PM   #7
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Re: update - liver resection after taxol/Herc/Perj

Smim....Thank you for sharing your wonderful news, How relieved and happy you must be. I am praying for you now and will check in again soon to help and support you. Much love.
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Dx. 6/24/05 age 45 Right Breast IDC
ER/PR. Neg., - Her2+++
RB Mast. - 7/28/05 - 4 cm. tumor
Margins clear - 1 microscopic cell 1 sent. node
No Vasucular Invasion
4 DD A/C - 4 DD Taxol & Herceptin
1 full year of Herceptin received every 3 weeks
28 rads
prophylactic Mast. 3/2/06

15Years NED

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Old 03-24-2021, 09:48 AM   #8
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Re: update - liver resection after taxol/Herc/Perj

Smim, this is so very wonderful to hear!!!!!. thanks for sharing. sent you a pm.
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