Posted by vigilante
on June 16, 2000 at 13:37:37:
In Reply to: breast cancer spread to lungs and liver posted by Kathy on June 15, 2000 at 02:01:46:
: My mother is a 15 yr survivor of breast cancer..responding to tamoxifin (sp?) megace, arimidex but now she has been taxol ..treatments once a week ..4 hr each. The cancer has not spread to throat, brain or bones. but one of her vocal chords is paralyzed..all doctors can say is that it is a result of the cancer..has anyone else had a paralyzed vocal chord...is it a result of the lesions in the lung pressing on a certain nerve. The other question is that the taxol is not really working...there has been a very slight reduction in lung lesions but an increase in liver lesions....and much more shortness of breath. Would taxateer (again, sp?) be more effective or if taxol doesn't work should she try the taxater and could that be effective? Thanks for any response.
first, check if she is a candidate for herceptin. also, the combination of phenretinide (vitamin A compound) and piglotazone or rezulin (dont worry about the liver toxicity it is the least of your worries) can cause a remission without the toxicity. angio/endostsatin should always be used. and I am very high on pretargeted radioimmunotherapy (PRIT). Neorx makes it, it can knock out anything and is well tolerated.