In September, a lung biopsy revealed a 7 mm nodule in my left lung as 99% ER+ 70% HER2+ metastatic breast cancer. There was also a smaller nodule in my right lung, too small to biopsy.
I was immediately put on a cocktail of Abraxane plus Perjeta and Herceptin every three weeks.
This morning with a huge smile on his face, Dr. Ellent, my oncologist, informed my husband and I that per my most recent PET Scan, the 7 mm nodule is now 2 mm (a 92% reduction in size) with no evidence of any other nodules:
“There was previously a 0.7 cm diameter nodule along the left major fissure in the left upper lobe, which had a maximum SUV of 3.1. There is currently a 2 mm nodule in this location on image 83 which has a maximum SUV of 1.4. A 3-4 mm nodule previously seen in the left upper lobe has resolved. No hypermetabolic or new nodule, mass lesion, or consolidation is identified in the lung parechyma.”
Can I get a wooo hooo, y’all?
We will continue Abraxane plus Perjeta and Herecptin for another 90 days and then re-assess. These drugs have some serious side effects that I will share in the future. For now, they are working. I can live with the side effects. And I plan to live a very, very long time!
Today is a good day!