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10/6/2010my sister has stage 4 breast cancer she was told next week is her last chemo and has not been told any thing else she thinks that will be it and she will be ok. nobody has told her how bad it is or if she has a future. her cancer has spread to brain,lungs,liver and still nobody has recomend second opinions or should she seek any clinical trails.what to you think she should do?
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10/6/2010oh my goodness. if she has mets to all of these organ sites then things are quite serious. time for the family to call a meeting with the doctor and very soon. this week. there needs to be an honest discussion about what lies ahead. she will not be getting better and surviving long term. metastatic disease doesn't afford that opportunity. depending on how extensive the mets is in each organ and how well she is able to function right now may predict part of what to expect ahead of you and her. clinical trials are very very limited (usually phase 1 trials) that she may be a candidate for at this late stage of the situation. wish i had better news.

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