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?

Dr. David Ellent, Greater Houston Cancer Clinic, reveals a 92% reduction in nodule size after treatment with Abraxane plus Perjecta and Herceptin

Dr. David Ellent, Greater Houston Cancer Clinic, calculates a 92% reduction in nodule size after treatment with Abraxane plus Perjecta and Herceptin

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!

Kandas

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