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tnbcstage4 posted:
The results for mom's CAT scan are in:

The cancer in the liver has gotten worse after three rounds of Doxil and Carboplatin, combined with Xgeva and Neulasta. Now, nearly 80% of her liver is cancerous. Basically, the doctor said that that combination was a failure, in my mom's case (stage IV, grade 3, tnbc, metastasized to the liver, bones and lungs).

Question 1: What to do in the above situation?

In the last two days, she is now going to the toilet every 2 to 3 hours, although stool is regular/normal. Her pain level is going up so she's now on Dilaudid every 3 to 4 hours.

Question 2: Is it possible that the level of pain is the same but that the Dilaudid's effectiveness is decreasing?

Question 3: Is the combination of decreasing pain management with increased trips to the bathroom a cause for concern?


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