63 years old women diagnosed with breast cancer in Oct 2018.
Pathological Stage: pT2NoMx
Tumor size: 2.1 cm
Sentinal nodes are negative
Result of immunohistochemistry:
ER Positive, AllRed score 4/8
PR Negative, AllRed score 2/8
Ki-67 proliferation index: 85-90%
Tumor has been removed, Chemo and radio completed (3 cycles of EC followed by 3 cycles of Docetaxel at an interval of 21 days) in July 2019. Had a CT done this week to find out that cancer has progressed to the lymph node (a visible active cell).
This is shocking for me. I didn't expect it to come back so soon. Doctors can not do biopsy as it is very close to the lungs. They are suggesting to go with another chemo (Gemcitabine+Carboplatin).
1) Am i in stage IV cancer? Is it metastasis? Is it not curable? How much time do I have?
2) Any experience with Gemcitabine+Carboplatin - what's the chance that it will stop cell growth?