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Questions about advanced metastatic breast cancer.
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|3/4/2012||I was diagnosed with Stage 1, grade 1 breast cancer about 1 1/2 years ago.|
It was 4 mm big, ER/PR+ and HER2-. I was also found to be genetically negative.
I was treated with surgery, radiation, and Tamoxifen. However, I've taken a break
from the Tamoxifen recently because my liver enzymes have become elevated. For
the past three weeks I have had a bad chest cold. I tried one round of antibiotics and
felt better for a while, but then it came back and I'm on a different medicine. As most
breast cancer patients do, I am getting a little concerned. Could this be a sign of lung
mets? Do I need to demand further testing, or just wait a while longer? I had clean scans
about 7 months ago. Thanks for the advise.
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|3/4/2012||We know it is is very normal as a breast cancer survivor to worry about recurrence and spread. From what you have shared regarding your cancer: ER positive, very small lesion, early stage, low grade, and (assuming nodes negative), with appropriate treatment, highly unlikely this is mets to the lung or any where else. But certainly for piece of mind discuss with your medical oncologist. Hope this hlps and best wishes.|
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