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Dr. Sabha Ganai
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Mom had breast cancer and metastasis to brain, eye, lung, liver&bone.Now she felt so tired & difficulty walking. Is this the end or there is a chance?

Dr. Sabha Ganai
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Mom had breast cancer and metastasis to brain, eye, lung, liver&bone.Now she felt so tired & difficulty walking.  Is this the end or there is a chance?

Palliative Care: I would suggest getting in touch with a palliative care specialist. Your mom may benefit from optimizing her medications and improving her symptom and pain control. They can also help give advice for your social situation in helping taking care of her. She may benefit from inpatient or outpatient hospice. Aggressive palliative care is a way to ensure she makes the best of things. ...Read more

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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer: * Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type. * Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, that produce milk. In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other ...Read more


Dr. Sabha Ganai
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
15 years in practice
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Mom had breast cancer in 2006 & in 2009 metastasis to lung, brain&eye happened. On 2012 tumor spread to bones and liver.Now she can't move easily&tired?

Dr. Sabha Ganai
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
15 years in practice
218K people helped

Fatigue: I would suggest getting in touch with a palliative care specialist. Your mom may benefit from optimizing her medications and improving her symptom and pain control. They can also help give advice for your social situation in helping taking care of her. She may benefit from inpatient or outpatient hospice. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Are brain metastases common among breast cancer patients?

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Are brain metastases common among breast cancer patients?

No.: The most common sites of metastases include the bone marrow, lungs, and liver. While uncommon, breast cancer can metastasize to the brain or the lining of the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Roberto
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What is the life expectancy of a 54yr woman with Stage 4 Breast cancer, metastasized to bones, brain and spinal fluid? BRCA2 positive

Dr. Janet Roberto
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What is the life expectancy of a 54yr woman with Stage 4 Breast cancer, metastasized to bones, brain and spinal fluid? BRCA2 positive

Mets of Breast cance: It depends on treatment so far...This is not a good prognosis..it is all about managing quality of life and options. No one knows of course, life expectancy but in my opinion quality of life is MOST important ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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My mom 66 just diagnosed with breast cancer, metastasis to bones, stomach&lung t3n2m1. Put on tamoxifen for 2 mnths.Can she benefit from surgery?Whats her survival rate in years?How to extend her life?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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My mom 66 just diagnosed with breast cancer, metastasis to bones, stomach&lung t3n2m1. Put on tamoxifen for 2 mnths.Can she benefit from surgery?Whats her survival rate in years?How to extend her life?

Need more than that: Yes if primary tumor is not removed , yes she will debunking will help , needs more than tamoxifen , speak to the oncologist for chemotherapy . Recent advances in chemotherapy changing the survival rate from 23% for better . Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Breast cancer spread only to lymph nodes is also called metastasis?

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Breast cancer spread only to lymph nodes is also called metastasis?

Metastatic disease: Any spread from the tissue of origin, including lymph nodes is metastatic disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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How to extend my mom's life? Metastases liver cancer at stage 4. My mom did surgery for breast cancer before. How to extend life besides treatment?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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How to extend my mom's life? Metastases liver cancer at stage 4. My mom did surgery for breast cancer before. How to extend life besides treatment?

Quality: If you want, you can look for aggressive treatment for her or getting her entered in a study. It is her decision. I'd urge you to focus at this time on making her last months (or it may be years) matter. Remember the good times, seek healing if need be, stay involved with her and help her do and enjoy the things that are important to her. Add life to the time, more than time to the life. Bless you. ...Read more

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
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Can you tell me about breast cancer skin metastasis?

Dr. Christian Schultheis
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Can you tell me about breast cancer skin metastasis?

Sure: It can be as simple as a lump or it can be raised and pink like a pimple. Typically occurs at the site of resection but can be in other places as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What can be done for breast cancer skin metastasis?

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What can be done for  breast cancer skin metastasis?

More importantly...: ...What's going on in the rest of the body? True skin mets from breast cancer are often multiple & may be indicative of disease elsewhere, necessitating chemotherapy. If it is truly an isolated skin met, it can be excised and/or radiated. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Whats the classification of breast cancer metastasis?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Whats the classification of breast cancer metastasis?

Staging: Breast cancer staging is described as t (tumor size), n (lymph node metastases) and m (metastases to sites like bone, lung, etc). In a simplified short answer: stage 0 is non-invasive breast cancer, stage 1 is no spread to lymph nodes, stage 2 and stage 3 has lymph node spread and larger tumors, and stage 4 would have metastases to other organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is also known as Breast cancer. Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more


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