My mom was diagnosed about a year ago with inflammatory breast cancer. What is the life expectancy of someone treated improperly for this rare type of cancer?

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  • anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer

    The mind is very powerful and your Mom must believe she can get better. God loves us and also still does miracles. Having said that, if your Mom feels she was treated improperly, she must get a second opinion and even a third if necessary. God bless you and good luck!

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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you! We are actually plannning to get a second opinion. My mom was doing really well for over a month. Unfortunately, two weeks ago, she suffered a spinal compression fracture. She just had blood work and a bone scan, and we are now...

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      Thank you! We are actually plannning to get a second opinion. My mom was doing really well for over a month. Unfortunately, two weeks ago, she suffered a spinal compression fracture. She just had blood work and a bone scan, and we are now waiting for results to find out if the fracture is osteoporosis related or caused by bone mets. She will be sent to a neurosurgeon to most likely have kyphoplasty surgery to stabilize the fracture and relieve pain. My mom continues to amaze me with her positive attitude. We continue to pray and hope for the best. Thanks again for your response. God bless! Becky

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  • anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer

    I also have IBC so I know how important the correct treatment is for this very rare disease. It is very difficult to give any statistics though. What stage is she, what treatments did she receive?

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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My mom is stage IIIB. She had 9 out of 16 lymph nodes positive for cancer, and it was over a month from diagnosis before she even had surgery. She had surgery, then chemo, and then radiation. She is now on hormone therapy. She is almost 80...

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      My mom is stage IIIB. She had 9 out of 16 lymph nodes positive for cancer, and it was over a month from diagnosis before she even had surgery. She had surgery, then chemo, and then radiation. She is now on hormone therapy. She is almost 80 years old. We now know that chemo first is the correct treatment protocol for this rare breast cancer. We actually are planning to switch oncologists as we have had several "red flags" over the past year. I hope you are doing well, Kris. Thanks for responding!

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    • anonymous
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      Yes, chemotherapy before surgery is the correct treatment. If she is cancer free right now, her new dr should monitor her closely fir any sign of reoccurrence. Thank you for the well wishes. I am feeling great. Please feel free to email me if...

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      Yes, chemotherapy before surgery is the correct treatment. If she is cancer free right now, her new dr should monitor her closely fir any sign of reoccurrence. Thank you for the well wishes. I am feeling great. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. k_shortridge@yahoo.com.

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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Kris!
      We should find out the results of her recent bone scan and blood work in the next day or so. After we get the results, we plan to get an appointment with a differnt oncologist.

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