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I am worried even though I already know the bad news since my surgeon was kind enough to share it with me yesterday.

I am sure she will discuss options for treatment and then I also have to tell her that I am going to Froedtert before starting anything.

Sigh...just so much I don't want to think about!

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Samdah:

Depending on the findings, there are many exceptional therapeutic options - trastuzumab (Herceptin) plus letrozole (Femara) which addressing both tumor biologies (endocrine/hormonal, and HER2) simultaneously, and of course again dependent of tumor burden and location, chemotherapy should this be needed. We'll kick this around more after  hearing what you learn, and what's proposed, tomorrow and after. 

Now as to tomorrow: think of it as ushering in a new day, namely a day of ushering out your tumors, and going on to remitting the disease.

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Thanks edge!

I keep thinking that I must have a very smart and dirty cancer because I am on Femara and have been since 2009. I also had 18 months of herceptin starting 2008. What the heck?

My surgeon did say that there was a lung nodule in a previous PET (maybe 2008), but then when they checked again in 2009 (as I was on herceptin), it had resolved.

I keep wishing that all these spots are a mistake in some way!!!

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Samdah:

I  wouldn't have dropped you off the anti-HER2 therapy, nor the endocrine therapy: we know the benefits of extended endocrine therapy (EET), and of attacking both signaling pathways (endocrine and HER2) concurrently.  There's magic in the  togetherness (and should we have needed to, we could have extended anti-HER2 therapy via lapatinib (Tykerb)).

Not impossible, so let's see if things are really clear tomorrow.


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Thanks edge, I am sure I will know more tomorrow and next week. It is just so confusing as to why I never had lymph node involvement either time of breast cancer. Seems like it shouldn't have been able to go this route without something prior.


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Good LUCK tomorrow dearest Sam!
We will ALL be with you!!!!
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