29-11-2016 01:55 PM
29-11-2016 11:14 AM
Hi Nicky and George,
I only found out 4 months ago that I have liver mets as well as one on left lung and the bone mets as well. The onc has told me one of mine on the liver is 21 mm but nothing has been said about it. I am just finishing second lot of cape and haven't been too bad.
I started on Docataxel in February but after second lot I had a perforated bowel as diverticular had burst. Not had any chemo since so hope the cape works. I don't want docataxel again as it was bad.
Hope you both get on ok.
29-11-2016 10:59 AM
Im exactly in the same position as you so maybe we can buddy up?! I have had liver mets for over 3 years now (and bone mets for over 8 years now). My liver mets have responded really well to the treatment I'm on (Herceptin and Perjeta) but one rogue lesion is playing up - the other 4 have now disappeared. The thought was RFA, even though my lesion is slightly outside the parameters, but now we are talking surgery just to make sure everything is removed. My lesion is on its own in the right lobe so surgery is considered to be fairly straight forward (if ever it can be!). I am waiting to hear back from the MDT meeting this morning but I have told my onc I will want to have surgery if it's the best option. Luckily for me our local hospital has an excellent liver surgeon and team and they perform liver surgery on secondary as well as primary liver cancer patients so I feel I would be in very capable hands. Maybe once we know what our individual plans are we can compare notes by PM or on here?
ps Hi to all Cape crusaders - hoping the treatment is being kind to you but killing those m
nasry little uggers off relentlessly!
29-11-2016 10:28 AM
i had a third of my liver removed due to a pre cancerous condition...the liver does regenerate....but yes, the thought of the op is 'yikes'
however, it is less usual to do hepatectomies for bc secondaries, so if they are suggesting that....they must have confidence that it would be helpful...ask lots of questions! So you can make a well informed choice.
Not sure where your hospital is, or if it has a liver unit? But Kings College Hosp london has a world renowned liver unit...you may want a second opinion?
very best wishes,
29-11-2016 09:03 AM
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24-11-2016 07:53 PM
Glad you're home, Take it easy, easier said than done I know.
Best of luck with your scan results tomorrow, will be thinking of you.
24-11-2016 04:07 PM
Hello Abney, glad you are home safe. Hope you feel less exhausted soon - it probably is the cocktail of drugs you are on, but take it easy and rest as much as you can. Hope the new chemo works for you.
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