Hello, I was told a year ago today that my breast cancer had spread to my liver. It was 17 cm. After agressive chemo along w/ herceptin and Advistin it is now down to 4cm. I am currently receiving herceptin every 3 weeks thru and IV port. I am feeling good and exercise almost every day. i can honestly say that I am in the best shape I have been in since high school :) Althought I have stage 4 non curable breast cancer, you would never be able to tell by looking @ me. I have been told that I might only have 2 years life expancy. I was wondering if that is accurate given my type of cancer. I am HER-2/neu positive as well.
It’s great to know that you are responding well to your treatment. Your liver metastasis has gone down to 4 cm from an initial of 17 cm. That’s a big difference already.
Breast cancer treatment is rapidly evolving. There are so many advances in chemotherapy regimen, each offering prolongation of the overall survival. Thus, even with stage 4 breast cancer, many patients can survive more than 2 years with treatment, as long as the patient is responding to the treatment.
There are some stage 4 ladies over at the bcsupport.org site that have been around for a long time and don't plan to depart this world anytime soon. The better treatments get, the more of them there will be. And hopefully early detection will reduce the number of women who are diagnosed with stage 3 and 4.
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