Spread to bones

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Hi

I have found out today that my breast cancer has now spread to my bones as well as my liver. I am going on Everolimus, Exemestane and Denosumab. Is anyone else on this combination? I have been taking Capecitabin and did well on that. I would be interested to know other people's experience on these new drugs I have to start.

Thank you

Zeds x

  • Hi  

    That must have been upsetting to find out that your breast cancer has spread but it seems that your hospital team have come up with a treatment plan.

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  • Hi Zeds

    I’m in a slightly similar position so feel your pain - so to speak!

    Following breast cancer last year, I now have secondary in my axilla lymph nodes and my lower spine.  Spine is very painful and I had one blast of RT 3 days ago.  I have just started Letrozole and on Tuesday will find out about a chemo tablet and an injection every 3 weeks.  I’ll let you know if anything is similar.

    sorry I’m not much help at the minute but just wanted to reply.

    K x

  • Hi KazED

    Thank you for your reply. Sounds like very similar treatment.  I will have an injection every 3 weeks (think it is every 3 weeks) to strengthen my bones, also on a hormone medication and a chemo tablet, which I hope to start on Friday. 

    Let me know how you get on. Wishing you good luck that it all helps. 

    Zeds xxx

  • Hi Zeds 

    So I’m on Letrozole for the ER+ and so far so good.  Pablociclib is the chemo tablet and I have taken it for 7 days so far - I take it for three weeks and then a week off so a four week cycle.  I get Denosumab injections every four weeks for bone strengthening.  The RT increased my back pain which I was warned about but thankfully it has been easing after about 10 days.  Hopefully everything is working.  

    How are you doing? 

    K x

  • Hi K

    Not feeling great at the moment.  The pain in my hip is still quite bad. I am still waiting for an appointment for the RT, I hope that will help. I also will have the Denosumab injections every four weeks. I am getting on ok with the Everolimus and the hormone, Exemestane, hot flushes are starting to get a bit worse but can cope with them. My digestive system is giving me grief at the moment, indigestion and reflux. I had Palbociclib before the Capecitabin, I did well on that, so hope you do too. Glad the RT seems to be working now.

    Keep well 

    Xxx

  • Hi Zeds

    Maybe you need to contact your consultant about the RT.  It has helped me but initially got much worse.  I got strong painkillers from the GP but I was still in a lot of pain.  I am going to start reducing the painkillers.

    Are some of the meds maybe causing your digestive issues? I take omeprazole from before all this happened.  If I hadn’t they would have put me on it anyway due to the pain meds.

    Why did you change from Palbociclib?

    sending you a big hug.

    K x

  • Hi K

    Yes I will probably chase up the RT. Unfortunately I can't take a lot of pain killers because of stomach problems.  I am on omeprazole twice a day and try to be careful with my diet. 

    I changed from Palbociclib because it had stopped working. But I was on it for around 18 months, and felt really well on it. 

    Zeds xxx

  • Hi Zeds

    That’s difficult.i can’t take codeine which is a problem and was after my surgeries last year.  Definitely chase up the RT.

    Keep me updated.  I’m here if you need a chat at any stage.

    K x

  • Thank you K. Same as if you need to chat 

    Xxx