04-12-2017 08:54 AM
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01-12-2017 01:09 PM
In 2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had chemotherapy followed by a mastectomy and radiotherapy. For almost two years I was taking Letrozole but this eventually stopped working. I took part in a FURVA trial (Fulvestrant/Vendatinib or Placebo). This didn't work at all and during the few months I was having injections my mets moved on from my hip bone to my spine and liver.
I was rather distressed when my oncologist asked 'Do you want me to tell you?' in response to my query about how long I have to live... I don't want to know really but I was worried by the way she looked at me.
A couple of months ago I was put on Envirolimus and Extemestane but have developed a worsening tickly cough. No more Envirolimus, and more chemo is being planned.
My query, which is probably a silly one, is what are my chances of surving another 5 years. I know different people react differently and a cousin who was given 3 months to live managed another 18 months. Just would like some input if anyone can help. I'm 70 next year and hope to see my birthday in July!