Lesions found in breast and spine last Tuesday. Biopsy of breast last Thursday. Results due today. I am so scared. Mind has been racing all week with possible scenarios. I am 57. Anyone had similar initial diagnosis and what were the reatment options, and outlook?
I'm not a member of this group but I didn't want to just pass by your post. How did results day go? I'm hoping that it was at least as good as you'd hoped.
Results were as good (?) as we could have hoped for. Cancer is hormone receptive which I believe gives them another treatment option. Seeing oncologist in next week or 2 to get treatment plan in place. It should be a mix of radiotherapy, hormone therapy, bone strengthening treatment and maybe chemo? No mastectomy. Only symptom I have that I am ill is sore ribs which should hopefully ease once treatment starts. Very happy they were talking about "years" rather than months. X
Hello, so pleased you got good results. I was on hormone treatment for 3 yrs with NO side effects which was amazing! Take care Karen x
sorry to hear the devastating news.. I’m a year on from you in that I was diagnosed with mets to bones mainly lower spine and also had a small lesions in right breast. I was started on letrozole and ribociclib as I have er+ cancer….the drugs have worked so far and I’m expecting to start bone strengthening early next year.
Its a terrible shock so I have learnt to adjust and take it a day at a time as many others on here have said. I think I’m a bit more in control of the psychological and emotional side now, but take your time, hoping treatment plan goes well and take care of yourself
I have been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in my spine recently. It is ER+ ie oestrogen related which means it can be treated with a daily drug - Letrozole. I am also on a chemo tablet - Palbociclib and have a bone strengthening injection every 4 weeks. This seems to be the usual treatment plan for cancer such as mine. I also had one large blast of radiotherapy on the tumour in my spine.
Hopefully that helps a little.