My name is Anna and I am new to the forum. Diagnosed in March 2019 with MBC straight out of the gate at 65 with 4 small bone mets on ribs and pelvis. Was quite a shock since I was completely asymptomatic! I’m ashamed to admit it but I had never had a mammogram (lesson learned the hard way) and the mass, though quite large at 4.2 cm, was not palpable until the end. Not surprisingly the beast was quite aggressive, ER >90%, PR 40%, HER2 neg and Ki67 23%.
My MO believes in possible cure for oligometastatic MBC and is treating me quite aggressively with curative intent. I had neoadjuvant dose dense AC + T followed by a PET which showed complete resolution of bone mets! I had a mastectomy and axillary node dissection (6/18 positive) followed by RT to axilla, breast and bone mets. As you can see I had the full works!!! My next PET was NED!
I am on Arimidex, Kisqali, Xgeva and remain NED so far. My MO is checking PET scans every 3 months and TMs monthly. My CA15-3 was normal at diagnosis, bumped up to a peak of high 30s during treatment and now back down to 20s. I am doing great now almost at 15 months!!! I’ve lost a ton of hair and have to wear a wig now which sucks (I know I’m vain) but otherwise feel great except for mild fatigue. Nice to meet you all!!!