I was told over the phone by my GP on Friday 13th Oct 2017 that it looked like my cancer was back after I asked for some tests on rib pain. I had no idea this could be a possibility!
My first diagnosis of breast cancer was Oct 2010
It's a trial for hormone treatment.
I had a load of scans and tests at the Royal Marsden to see if they could help me and which trials would be suitable
Had you heard of it in advance, did you research it or was it mentioned to you?
No, my husband and I pressured the Consultant at North Devon to contact the Royal Marsden (I knew when we lived in London that its a top cancer hospital) after he said there wasn't anything else they could do! I had told them right at the beginning that I was up to try anything.
Fingers crossed very well! Tumour markers right down and shrinkage of tumours in liver!!
After chemotherapy of paclitaxel for 6 months I then was given Palbociclib and Letrozole. Also a monthly injection of Denosumab. This stopped working in Jan 2020.
So bloody important. We need these trials and research. More people are surviving primary diagnosis which is fantastic, but we need to fight the next chapter and win!!