Metastases to shoulder/back

March 3, 2017 - 10:53

Hi there, haven't been on here in a while (which is a good thing I suppose)?.. Just wondering if anyone here can tell me how they discovered that their breast cancer had metastasized. I am almost 4 years clear from breast cancer and am now being referred back to the breast clinic as I am having major pain in my shoulder (opposite side to breast cancer) .. I have had an X-ray and Ultrasound but nothing has shown up (including no damage of any kind to rotator cuff etc.) the pain has now spread to my upper back (T3 area my Physio says).. I am worried sick and wondering if similar has happened to anyone else and if so was it resolved? Thanks x

March 13, 2017 - 15:26

Hi Resolute,

I am very sorry to hear that you are having such a worrying time at the moment. I see that you haven't had a response yet, if you would like to speak to one of our Cancer Nurseline nurses for information or support please call 1800 200 700 Mon - Fri 10am to 4pm

Kind regards,
Deirdre
Survivor Support

April 19, 2017 - 19:57

I have been through something similar. Scans showed progression for the second time. Previously Faslodex had kept cancer under control.
Had T3 radiated and am now on weekly taxol-3weeks on ,one off. As nothing seems to be showing up on your tests I hope that all will be well for you.
If there is anyone else out there on weekly taxol I would love to hear from you. I find this regime so tough and feel I am running out of options.

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