Please know that all treatment options for breast cancer are not appropriate for me. We have genetically sequenced my cancer tumors twice. So we know which treatments are best suited to combat my specific form of ER+PR+HER2- breast cancer. We have been sent information from many friends with treatment ideas. We do discuss many of them with my doctors, but most do not address my cancer and therefore would prove either less effective than my current treatments if not completely ineffective. For instance, immunotherapy that has had success in other cancer settings is still not an option for me because the genetic makeup of my cancer is resistant to the treatment. For a drug to be effective it must target ER+PR+HER- breast cancer and the particular subset within that larger group which contain the ERS1 mutation.
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?
Though cancer has invaded my breast, spine, lymph nodes, and liver, I only have one type of cancer, ER+PR+HER2- breast … Continue reading Do You Have Different Types of Cancer?