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|2/14/2012||My sister has triple negative breast cancer that has metastisized to her bones, liver and ribs. The chemo taxol I think that's how you spell it is giving her sores in the mouth she can't eat and is hospitalized for low cell blood counts. Also she is in alot of pain and cannot handle any pain meds at all throws up. We have no idea what to do and her oncologist is no help apparently she is on the strongest chemo can you tell us what we should do she's only 36 years old and we do not want to lose her|
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|2/15/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Sorry to hear of your sister's journey! Oh my, we know she and her family are going through a very difficult time. She could consider, if able, a second opinion @ an NCI designated Cancer Center that specializes in young women with triple negative breast cancer. Also, she could call our second opinion line here @ Hopkins...@ 410-955-8964. Also, ask that her case be presented @ the Breast Tumor Board at her hospital. Fianally, there is an excellent web site that addresses stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, which would be helpful both for her and you, for resources and support: www. mbcnetwork.org. Metastatic breast cancer cannot be cured, but can be treated, and so the goal is to find the treatment that works the best for her at this time. Hope this helps, and best wishes!|
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