Metastatic breast cancer has gone to hip bone; prognosis?

This depends. The answer depends on many factors. How old is the persone, what other medical problems do they have, when did the breast cancer first occur, what other sites are involved, what are the characteristics of the cancer (estrogen, Progesterone receptors, her2/neu status) and what prior treatments were administered are some of the issues that factor into an answer.
No cure but manage. Omce a cancer has spread to a distant site it can never be totally eradicated or cured. There are many treatment options to help deal with symptoms and slow progression allowing extension of quality and quantity of life. Tis is especially true with bone only metastatic disease (versus other organs).

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What is the prognosis for metastatic breast cancer to hip bone?

Treatable,NotCurable. The term "prognosis" is like an on/off switch and does not take into account disease control and quality of life. After all, diabetes is incurable but doesn't have the same connotation as cancer. Many breast ca patients with bony mets respond very well to rx and can live for years with this. It is best to focus on response to rx rather than cure. Read more...
Fairly good. Metastatic breast cancer has many good treatment options available. These include a dozen of different chemotherapy drugs and hormonal drugs that can control the disease for several years and thus prolong life meaningfully. If it is one spot on the bone even radiotherapy can be an option of treatment. So just ask all these questions from her oncologist and you will learn and find the answers. Read more...

I have a history of metastatic breast cancer to the bone. Recently I have had pain under the reconstructed breast and my shoulder blade when breathig?

See your doctor. Sounds like it would be best to see your doctor or your oncologist. Without more detailed history and a physical examination, i cannot tell what the pains may represent. Maybe be nothing more than a muscle strain, but there are many possibilities to consider. Read more...
Pleuritic pain. Pain when taking a breath is called pleuritic chest pain and usually comes from irritation of the lining of the chest cavity. Irritation of the diaphragm can cause the shoulder pain. Given your history of breast cancer you should see your oncologist and get a chest x ray. Read more...
Probable rib involve. While metastatic breast cancer is hard to cure, the survival rate runs in terms of years, especially if the problem is osseous and not soft tissue spread. One also looks at age and status of tumor when resected, that is hormone receptor, HER2neu activity. PET/CAT defines extent of disease and hormone status as to what agents to use to control disease. Local RT can be used for bone pain. Read more...

My PTH is 130, calcium 8.5 I have metastatic breast Cancer w/mets to bones. What does the above mean?

High levels. Both your measured PTH and Calcium levels are high and this is likely because the breast cancer cells are producing too much PTH hormone which is making your body produce too much Calcium. You should discuss this in detail with your Oncologist to understand your treatment plan. Read more...
Not related. Hi. I'm very sorry about your cancer. I hope treatment is going very well. Breast cancer can make a "hormone" related to PTH, but it cannot make PTH. The PTH-like cancer hormone causes hi blood calcium. Your low-normal calcium with hi PTH is called secondary hyperparathyroidism. Your PTH is hi to PROTECT you from LOW blood calcium. Causes: GI malabsorption, vit. D deficiency, kidney calcium leak. Read more...

If I live beyond 5 years with bone only metastatic breast cancer, how long can the hormone therapy be taken?

Forever. Breast cancer with bone metastasis hormonal therapy will not be discontinued even may need additional treatments to keep the tumor under control , speak to your oncologist. Read more...
INdefinitely. If you have a hormone receptor positive tumor that is responding to hormone therapy, there is no set limit on the duration unless there are side effects or the tumor develops resistance. Read more...

What is the survival rate of metastatic breast cancer to other organs?

Highly variable. Everyone is different, responds to treatments differently, has different cell types & different underlying medical conditions. Depends if bone or lung or liver involvement. Some patients can live for years & others may not. The patient's treating oncologist would be able to answer much better. Read more...
2 to 5 years. Metastatic breast cancer, in general has good treatments which can prolong life for several years. The average survival is between 2-3 years but one in 4 patiets (25%)is expected to be alive over 5 years or longer. Some women can live with it for 10+ years provided they are under the care of a breast cancer specilalist (good medical oncologist). Read more...

If you have metastatic breast cancer can you have surgery to remove the breast?

Surgery needed. Even inn face of metastatic disease removal of primary eliminales clones that can metastasize ot other sites. Once primary is gone, proper therapy, whether RT alone or in combination with chemo and hormone therapy an be decided upon. Read more...

Metastatic breast cancer usually spread to liver?

It may. Breast cancer can metastascise to many organs. Regionally to the lymph nodes and distantly to other organs. More commonly to the bones, lung, liver, brain and other visceral structures in the abdomen or pelvis. Read more...

What are the treatment options for metastatic breast cancer?

Varies. Treatment for metastatic breast cancer is aimed at delaying the progression of the disease, prolonging life, relieving any symptoms caused by the cancer, and improving daily quality of life. Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and monoclonal antibody therapies can all be used to achieve this depending on the type of breast cancer. For detailed information please visit www.Cancer.Org. Read more...
It Depends. It depends on the "personality" of the cancer, ie whether it has the estrogen receptor, Progesterone receptor, or her2. It also depends on where the cancer is. Er+ cancer that has spread only to bone can often be treated with anti-estrogen pills alone, while cancer in the liver, lungs or brain often requires chemotherapy. Women can live for years with metastatic breast cancer. Read more...

How effective is Xeloda (capecitabine) for metastatic breast cancer?

It depends. As the first treatment for metastatic breast cancer, Xeloda (capecitabine) works in 40-60% of people treated. If it is the second, third or later treatment after failure of other agents, the effectiveness is much less. Read more...
It is quite useful. Xeloda(capecitabine) is a commonly used drug for treating metastatic breast cancer. Like other single drugs it helps to control the cancer for several months when used all by itself. So often it can be used in combination with another chemotherapy agent. Together it can add to the usefulness of other drugs.It certainly ranks number 3 or 4 among the best drugs available for treating breast cancer. Read more...