Patient Comments: Breast Cancer - Prognosis

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Comment from: Helen, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 15

At the end of June 2012, I experienced sudden sharp pains in my right breast and followed through the next days with doctor visit, mammogram, ultra sound and biopsy. Within a week I learned that I have stage 4 breast cancer. I have taken Letrozole for 14 months with excellent results; however, now I have a new place in my liver, so the doctor has switched me to Tamoxifen, as of 4 days ago. I don't feel like a "survivor" at all, since I will not survive this illness and probably will not last more than 2 years. I've enjoyed my life during the past 14 months and hope to enjoy a few more months. Because I am now 82, I can face death rationally, although my mother lived to 94 ½ years.

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