I posted a few weeks ago about my 81 year old mother who had been diagnosed with HER2 positive (hormone negative) breast cancer. She had a left breast mastectomy on 8 January. We have been to the oncologist and after a lot of tests, we were told today that she has secondaries in her lungs. I am gutted.
She has gone from an early breast cancer diagnosis to advanced breast cancer in the blink of an eye. He is going to treat her with chemo and Herceptin and is very optomistic that she will respond well to it and will be treating her for "a long time to come". Of course my brain is running away and saying what if she doesn't respond.
I know I won't have her forever but would like a few more quality years with her. Has anyone had this type of diagnosis and had success with Herceptin. We are hoping she starts treatment on Tuesday and I know it is going to be a hard road for her.
I look at her and can't believe she has cancer as she looks so well. Any comments/suggestions of ways to help her would be appreciated. I am my elderly parents main support system and like most elderly people, they don't want to accept outside help. Thank you in advance