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Initially diagnosed June 4, 2009 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage II,Grade II tumor size: 2-3 cm node positive ER/PR postive HER2 Neu - negative Current Diagnosis: Metastatic Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Grade 3 Mets: Scalp/skin, Liver, Spine, Bone ER/PR + HER2/NEU -

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Oncology Appointment Tomorrow

Finally managed to get an appointment with my local oncologist scheduled after multiple voicemails, phone conversations and voicemails.  Again, we had to escalate to the nurse manager to get it done.  Appointment is tomorrow, before the biopsy.  My local oncologist it's recommending two chemo drugs together: Xeloda and Taxotere.  MD Anderson only recommended Xeloda by itself.  I am going to see what her thoughts are regarding the additional drug.  I want to know if there is a potential benefit and weigh it against the side effects to see if it's worthwhile.  They are both recommending a drug called Zometa , also.  Zometa is used to treat high blood levels of calcium caused by cancer (hypercalcemia of malignancy). Zometa also treats bone cancer that has spread from elsewhere in the body.


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