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Old 05-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #61
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #63
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kyoung1956,

Sorry to hear of this latest met development.

Consider yourself hugged. I hope you keep fighting it with all you've got.

And CONGRATULATIONS on your retirement!!!! Hope you are able to enjoy it for decades to come.

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:49 PM   #64
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So sad to hear that you have been going through all this. I am hoping for the best possible outcome and wish you the very best.
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Take care, I hope you do feel better soon.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #66
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #67
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kyoung1956,

My mother-in-law had breast cancer in the 70's and again in the 90's, each treated with a mastectomy. Recently she had a scan for another reason and they found a lump on her liver. A biopsy showed that one of the breast cancers had metastasized to there. Here she is either 20 or 40 years after the initial metastasis and the tumor is the size of a walnut. Her doctor says that if the growth of the liver spot has taken this long to get to that size, it is likely that old age will overtake her before the cancer does (she's 75 now). It has been over a year since they found the tumor and multiple scans have shown essentially no change.

Here's hoping that you look back on this 20 years from now as a scary bump in the road of life. All the best.
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Here's hoping that you look back on this 20 years from now as a scary bump in the road of life. All the best.
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My mother-in-law had breast cancer in the 70's and again in the 90's, each treated with a mastectomy. Recently she had a scan for another reason and they found a lump on her liver. A biopsy showed that one of the breast cancers had metastasized to there. Here she is either 20 or 40 years after the initial metastasis and the tumor is the size of a walnut. Her doctor says that if the growth of the liver spot has taken this long to get to that size, it is likely that old age will overtake her before the cancer does (she's 75 now). It has been over a year since they found the tumor and multiple scans have shown essentially no change.

Here's hoping that you look back on this 20 years from now as a scary bump in the road of life. All the best.
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Here's hoping that you look back on this 20 years from now as a scary bump in the road of life. All the best.
My MIL had a similar situation as scrinch and when she passed it was from old age. +1 on hoping you can look back on this many years from now.
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I will keep you in my thoughts. Please keep in mind that the body's healing abilities are not well understood. I am an RN and I promise you that I've seen people survive things they were not "supposed" to survive. Or live years longer than the doctors predicted. No one knows how your body will respond to these tumors or to treatment. Do investigate having the tumors resected if your doctors think that is a viable solution for you. I am familiar with the treatment and while I don't know if it is the standard of care yet, it has proven to be beneficial to some people in some circumstances. It is worth investigating further anyway. I wish you all the best and please keep us updated on how you are.
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My best wishes that you overcome this hurdle and have a long and happy retirement.
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Wishing you good luck.

I worked in a department of 8 people 10 years ago and 4 out of the 8 ladies in my department had breast cancers during a 3 years span. Fortunately all 4 are still in remission.

My wife is currently and hopefully permanently in remission after 4 months of chemo.
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Ch-ch-ch-chin up, girlie. You are still a girlie, and I bet you've got some fight. You've shown it.
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Like everyone else, I wish I could give you a big hug. I wish I could think of something to say to take your stress away. Please know that I am thinking of you and sending warm thoughts your way.

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I can think of nothing else but Churchill's speech to the Harrow School in 1941. Among other things, he said

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I know that you will fight as hard as you are able. And I will be cheering you on the whole way.
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My mother-in-law had breast cancer in the 70's and again in the 90's, each treated with a mastectomy. Recently she had a scan for another reason and they found a lump on her liver. A biopsy showed that one of the breast cancers had metastasized to there. Here she is either 20 or 40 years after the initial metastasis and the tumor is the size of a walnut. Her doctor says that if the growth of the liver spot has taken this long to get to that size, it is likely that old age will overtake her before the cancer does (she's 75 now). It has been over a year since they found the tumor and multiple scans have shown essentially no change.

Here's hoping that you look back on this 20 years from now as a scary bump in the road of life. All the best.
That is wonderful news. KYoung1956 --- I want to read that this is YOUR story in 20 (and 30 !) years We're all here for you. The body has a wonderful ability to heal. Picture those spots shrinking and picture your body gulping down and throwing out any other little bad cells that are floating around.
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