Hi, looking for some help understanding what's going on with my Mom. 74 Y/O in phenomenal health, Dx'd with BCa in June 2012 at age 73; single mastectomy went very well, but 2 weeks later bone mets found in follow-up CT scan.
Currently on Tamoxifen 20 mg. / day and a once a month injection of Xgeva.
Last night she ended up in ER requiring two blood transfusions due to anemia - hemoglobin count down to 6.?
Can anyone out here provide me with more information on the whole bone mets / anemia issue? How serious is this? Or, is it just something that comes with the territory and can be managed?
Could the anemia also be caused by the hormone / meds she is taking?
Thanks so much in advance.
55 yrs old, excellent health - DX'd with PCa July '12
9 of 12 Gleason: 3+3 <5%, 3+3 <5%, 3+3 <5%, 3+3 <5%, 3+4 5-10%, 3+4 <5%, 3+4 5-10%, 3+4 30-40%, 3+4 15-20% (All neg PNI)
Negative DRE’s / NO / MO / T1C / Gland size 40gm / Vol. 22gm
Volume Study 8/14/12
Casodex 50mg daily 5 wks prior 2 wks post BT
LDR BT 9/21/12 – no issues
3 mo PSA 12/20 0.48!
6 mo PSA 3/14 0.21!