Bone, secondary cancer

Secondary bone cancer is cancer that has spread to the bones from a primary cancer somewhere else in the body. This group is for people affected by secondary bone cancer to share experiences and get support.

Secondary breast cancer

Pink69
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Hello .just introducing myself .first time on here x

IamLyn
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Hello as well sorry for the reasons why you have needed to join this site.

I too have secondary's in by bones - primary is in breast.  

Just to say you are not alone.

IamLyn 

Nickyd1
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Hi there!

hope you find the group helpful. What treatment are you having?

I have just been diagnosed really, just finished radiotherapy to my left pelvis. 

Nicky

Pink69
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Mine was also ...so not fare is it ..

Pink69
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I'm having zoladex and dunusanab injections ..pablociclib and letrozole 

Duckadilly
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Hello, I too am quite new to the group. 

I have secondary breast cancer. It is in my rib , hip , sacrum (lower back, ). I have possibly a nodule in lung. And 2 weeks ago broke my foot in 3 places.  So I think we all are feeling roughly the same and bloody cheesed off . I was clear from breast cancer for 8 years.     I am 63 and live in Aylesbury. I am also taking CBD oil. It has diminished a little bit on one side and stable on the other. I am only taking Letrozole  as she is waiting to see . The plan was zometa and CDK but she says we will save it for later. I also have had teeth removed in preparation for the zometa 2 stents fitted  and have rheumatoid arthritis. So take drugs there also.My husband reckons I was put together like Lego lol!!! It just is good that I can talk on here as it is only people like us understand how we really feel. !!

Thanks for reading. Xx

IamLyn
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Hi

I am also on  Letresole, Palbociclib and have monthly bone juice injections.

I agree whilst family/friend can be supportive it is only through this forum that we know how it truly feels.  Our family and friends are also suffering with our diagnosis and I think it is important not to lose sight of that but their suffering in a different way that we don't understand.

Hoping our treatment continues to keep the alien at bay.

x

Nickyd1
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Very similar to me but I’m having ribociclib rather than pablociclib. I think they probably do the same thing. I’m going to the planning meeting for the ribociclib on the 30th. 

Nickyd1
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That phrase about being put together like Lego really made me chuckle, it’s a shame we aren’t Lego as we could just keep replacing pieces! I needed Lego hair when all mine fell out with chemo! 

I’m really disappointed too that I was 7 post primary treatment and now have mets. I am just thankful that we have such amazing treatment available. Letrozole alone is a great drug, it shrunk a friends primary cancer til there was nothing left to take away. And the targeted therapies that we can have are amazing and weren’t about when we were first treated. 

I thought when I was first diagnosed that I might not live beyond a couple of years. Now I feel that I’ve been given another chance in a way, I’ve got to live whatever life I have left.

And we are all in it together here, we don’t have to put brave faces on. 

Peebee2
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Well said Nicky! Treatments are amazing now! It’s not an imminent death sentence as we all fear after being told! So here’s to a good but sometimes shite life! X 

IamLyn
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I was initially given Ribo but my liver could not tolerate it so after a 7 week break was started on medium dose of Palbo - thankfully I have tolerated this am on the highest dose 125mg.

I will be having a bone scan  in January and have my 3rd CT scan also in January so I am not going to think about it over the festivities. My next ONC appointment in is Feb.

Duckadilly
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Well what a great site this is. You have just bucked me right up !!! 

All you said was that piece about Letrozole and I have renewed faith. 

This is why these platforms that us normal people can speak on are vitally important. I am always thinking will they or won't they be working. So when you hear of positivity about a drug that you aractually taking it buzzes you up again.

                    THANKS   

                      

Nickyd1
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Brilliant! I was bucking myself up as I wrote that, I think we can lose sight of positives when we are in the middle of things. I absolutely hate being told to be positive when I’m fed up but reading about successes does help me. And there really are plenty of them x

IamLyn
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Over in the secondary breast cancer forum Noswda1 started a thread for positive stories - I am a self confessed techno phobe so would not even attempt to paste the thread.  Please check it our though

IamLyn

Dreamthief
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Hi 

This may well be the link to the Positive Stories thread  mentions ?

It is in the Secondary Breast Cancer Group - Which may well be worth joining if your bone secondaries are breast cancer related / specific ?

As for Letrozole only, there has been several ladies who for whatever reasons couldn't have chemo and Letrozole was used to shrink their tumours down successfully prior to surgery - As a standalone drug it is often underestimated even when it feels like it has caused your joints have aged 20 years :-/

Sorry to see you back here  recognise your avatar from way back 

Take care, G n' J