Urgent: On Verzenio. Liver mets spread. Now Chemo ? Please help !
I'm posting this for a friend who was recently diagnosed with MBC. 4 months ago. She is on the board but is in shock and is not able to post at this time. She is ER/PR+, Her2-. We need input for her. She's new to MBC. She lives in Indiana.
My friend Beth, has been on Verzenio/Faslodex for the past 4 months . Her recent CT scan showed eveything stable but her liver legions have increased. This is a CT scan. Why she has never had at PetScan is beyond me. Has anyone experience being on Verzenio and increased liver mets. What medication was then recommended.
Her oncologist is one who view things as glass half empty. When she visited him yesterday, they want to toss her into CHEMO for 4-6 months, due to liver mets that have increased. We all know that oncologists follow a regime and path , big Pharma and chemo is their first selection and path of least resistance. However, he is open to a second opinion and suggested that she seeks a second opinon.
Beth is ER/PR+ Her2 negative. She had a lumpetomy at 2019. It came back and is now in lungs, liver and bones. Latest CT scan said Bones and Lungs are stable, liver had a quick uptake. Again. Her oncologist wants to throw her into chemo but has never ordered a PetScan.
Beth has to make a decision to go to Chemo or seek other alternatives. She is 57, killer energized gal. 90 pounds wet and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana
Need your help:
1) She is looking for a second opinion for an oncologist within a 2 hour radius from Indianapolis.
2) She just started Verzenio/Faslodex 4 months ago and we all know it takes 2 months for the full effect. Her CT Scan was after 4 months after the start of Verzenio/Faslodex - 2 months after Verzino took affect. I do know that there are other medications available. Please comment on your path.
3) I have introduced her to CoC and Cyberknife to target those tumors.
I know I'm long winded but Beth is totally devastated and yet, it's all achievable. Help!