In December 2012 mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy and received radiation. She continued to have her 6 month checkups and everything was fine until March of 2014 when they found another tumor in the right breast. This time she opted to have a double mastectomy, a total hysterectomy and did chemo. We urged her to do the chemo and are so thankful she did.
In June 2018 mom started complaining of left shoulder pain. She received two cortisone shots due to recurring bursitis. The pain did not go away. She had an X-Ray and it didn't give much information as to what the pain could be from. On July 24 she had an MRI of the shoulder since the pain still had not gone away. On July 26 we received some bad news, the radiologist was concerned about some spots seen and advised that the results were concerning for malignancy, especially metastatic disease given her past breast cancer history. On July 27 she had a CT scan of her upper body which showed some worrisome spots on her spine and they suggested she get an MRI. Her oncologist opted for a PET scan with contrast. She had that done on August 6 with an oncology appointment to follow. The PET scan showed numerous metastatic spots (METS) on her liver, lung, numerous spots on her spine, pelvis, hip, shoulder, and ribs. Because of a fall she had on August 5th, they did another MRI, this time of her knee, which showed another spot. On August 7th she had a biopsy of her hip to determine the exact type of cancer and the treatment options we are able to consider. We are currently awaiting those results.