"My name is Wendy. I am 62 years old. I have four grown children. I noticed lumps in both breasts in 2015. I had a malignant phyllodes tumor on the left and an IDC on the right with seven nodes involved. There was extra nodal extension and unclear margins. I had several inframammary nodes light up and I had a subclavicular node. All really bad prognosticators. I am triple positive. I had taxotere, Perjeta and Herceptin for a year. My tumor markers went way up so we scanned. The 'funny thing' was that all the nodes they set out to treat are dead, but there is new cancer that progressed during treatment. This is another bad sign! I am just on 2.5 mgs of letrozole for first line treatment. I have hope for many good days. It is so hard to see that Stage IV by my name."
-- Fraidycat1954, diagnosed metastatic September 2016