About Me: Female, 49, McCalla, AL, member since Sep 2012
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. I had a mystectomy of my left breast and did eight months of chemo with no radiation. Then continued with an oral chemo for five years. I finished this in October 2010. I started have leg pain and went to the doctor with the
[More] assumption I had probably pulled a muscle, only to find out that I had leisions on my bones. I was then sent for a pet scan which revealed there was 12 spots on my bones. It was only on the outside of my bones and started taking a chemo called Zeloda. I took this for about a year and my counts and pet scans looked good so they put me on a pill called Femara which wa just an estrogen blocker. Thought all was good. my ca27-29 count went down from 130's to 85. It was 85 month before last and then last month it jumped to 157 and then this month 175. I am so scared. My oncologist says this is a sign that something bad is coming. She has started me on a shot that I get every 2 weeks in the hip. It is another estrogen blocker to try and get the count down. I had a pet scan done last month after the count went up the first time and all is good. Some of the spots looked smaller and nothing in any organs. I am so confused as to why m count is rising. Please someone help me to understand and give me alittle hope. Not ready to give up.....
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