I am writing on behalf of my wife, back in May she was diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer with metastasis shoulder bone, liver, lymph node (neck) and now lung. The type of cancer is HER2, she was put onto the following treatment plan:-
- Fulvestrant - Monthly
- Ribociclib - Daily for 3 weeks then a week off
- Denosumab - Monthly
She had a CT scan several weeks ago and we received the results from the scan on Friday just gone, the results were not favorable the treatment is not working and the cancer and metastasis's have all progressed, we have now been advised that the next line of treatment will be weekly dose of Paclitaxel, We are in absolute shock and fearing the unknown, this news has crushed her fighting spirit a lot.
The question is, is this normal is it unusual? We felt we have not been offered any support from the oncology team, the news yet again was delivered in a very poor manner by the oncologist, it was literally like here's your bad news and a leaflet do you have any questions!
Obviously we both broke down into tears and had to get away from the hospital with no answers, we are now in a state of fear as the scan was 3 weeks ago, the new plan might take several weeks to start how much further will the cancer progress in this time. Personally I feel like no one cares if she lives or dies at this stage.
Sorry to sound blunt, everyone is on their own journey but we have no where to turn :-(