Though cancer has invaded my breast, spine, lymph nodes, and liver, I only have one type of cancer, ER+PR+HER2- breast cancer. Strange as it may seem, you could say that I have breast cancer in my liver and bones. The letters note my specific type of cancer. Being a hormonal breast cancer, the cancer in my body feeds primarily off Estrogen and Progesterone (the ER and PR parts). When I undergo treatments that fight ER+PR+HER2-breast cancer, the medicine attacks the tumors in my breast as well as all those tumors in my bones, liver, and the rest of my body. Even within the subgroup of ER+PR+HER2- breast cancer patients, there exist variations as the cancer can mutate in a variety of ways. Thus even some treatment options which work for other ER+PR+HER2- breast cancer patients will not work for me.
The short answer is no. Most likely my body will wear out before we can exhaust all the various treatment … Continue reading Will You Run Out of Treatment Options?
I don’t know. I started chemotherapy (Abraxane) in May 2021. I had my last infusion the last week of January … Continue reading How Many More Chemo Treatments Do You Have?
At first, I did not lose my hair because my treatment consisted of two hormonal therapy drugs. While the medicine … Continue reading Why Did Your Hair Only Recently Fall Out?
Just as cancer is a tragic diagnosis, there is tragedy involved in the liver transplant process. One life is given … Continue reading Could You Have a Liver Transplant?