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|3/24/2006||My aunt is 51 and last fall was diagonosed with multiple sclerosis. she had lesions on both her brain and spine. she's had trouble walking and speaking since then. last week she was diagnosed with pneumonia and then hospitalized due to pain in her right arm. she can't move her right arm and her neck and chest were very swollen. she was having difficulty breathing. a barrage of tests were run and cancer was discovered in her lung, her lymph nodes, her breast and her bones. could all of this be attributed to metatastic breast cancer? does she really have multiple sclerosis or are these "lesions" really cancer? we haven't been given a prognosis of time, just told that she's in advanced stage and treatment won't help. how long do you think she has to live?|
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|3/24/2006||the doctors taking care of her should present her case to their breast cancer tumor board for team discussion and to answer this very good question. breast cancer can spread to the brain though usually it is found elsewhere before it shows up there and produces symptoms. a biopsy would answer the question. her situation sounds grave based on what you have written. request that hospice help.|
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