Thursday, June 3, 2010

Something Bothering...

I am crazy..trying to evaluate and diagnosed my own theory. It's scary but this is the uncle may not spell it out, so i googled for info and based on my assumption and observation..this is what she has come to face...

Advanced (Metastatic) Breast Cancer

The term, metastatic, describes a cancer that has spread to distant organs from the original tumor site. Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage (stage IV) of breast cancer. Cancer cells have spread past the breast and axillary (underarm) lymph nodes to other areas of the body where they continue to grow and multiply. Breast cancer has the potential to spread to almost any region of the body. The most common region breast cancer spreads to is the bone, followed by the lung and liver. Treatment of metastatic breast cancer generally focuses on relieving symptoms and extending a woman’s lifetime.

How can i possibly be sure..because she's experiencing all of below symptom

Symptoms of metastatic breast cancer may include:

Bone pain (possible indication of bone metastases)
Shortness of breath (possible indication of lung metastases)
Lack of appetite (possible indication of liver metastases)
Weight loss (possible indication of liver metastases)
Neurological pain or weakness, headaches (possible indications of neurological metastases)
Again..a light of hope reading this Paragraph...
These symptoms are sometimes but not always associated with metastatic breast cancer, and having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean a woman has metastatic breast cancer. Most women whose breast cancer has metastasized do not show symptoms until the disease is extensive.
I hope i am WRONG!!! i never stop hoping...
Article above taken from here.

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