Breast Cancer w/Liver Mets - 1263986

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agguy1980
Breast Cancer w/Liver Mets - 1263986

Hello. My mom is a 8 year cancer survivor of breast cancer. The cancer is in her bones and has been almost five years. recently her cancer was found in her liver and she has numerous lesions in her liver. She is not bed ridden, but is getting progressively weaker. What can we expect as a family?

agguy1980
Reply To: Breast Cancer w/Liver Mets

I might add she decided three months ago to discontinue all treatments.

Dr West
Reply To: Breast Cancer w/Liver Mets

Her oncologist would be in a far better position to address things like an estimated time line and the individual pattern of her cancer, based on the biology it has already demonstrated. However, I've written a general summary of what we often see in patients as they decline from cancer:

http://cancergrace.org/cancer-treatments/2011/05/06/faq-dying-process/

I hope that's helpful.

Good luck.

-Dr. West

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Dr. Howard (Jack) West
Medical Oncologist
City of Hope Cancer Center
Duarte, CA

Founder & President
Global Resource for Advancing
Cancer Education

jayrogers1306
I agree with Dr. West, my

I agree with Dr. West, my grandmother had liver cancer before 5 years & after the lots of treatment & care, she is better now. Take an advice from your cancer specialist.