Dear bonya: First of all, no one knows how long a person will live. While I do not know any particulars of her case, breast cancer is a very treatable illness. It would be unlikely that she could be cured but there may be good treatments that could prolong her life (without compromising too much quality). During this time, unless there are complications, she will probably be able ro receive care at home. As people get more ill, some will need home care, some will need hospitalization but these are situations that are difficult to predict.
I was told in January 2002, by my family doctor that I should get my affairs in order. He had diagnosed me stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer with mets to the liver. I am estrogen and her2neu negative. Here I am two years later in full remission. I had six months of chemo. No surgery, no radiation. Tumours gone. Print this message out, give it to your friend and tell her to read The Mean is not the Message (you can get it off the web). She should remain hopeful until there is good reason to have no hope.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.