Can weight gain be due to breast cancer metastasizing into the neck?

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 in Cancer
Question: I have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. The cancer spread from the cancer cells of my breast to my left chest wall, and left lymph nodes in my neck. I had 35 radiation treatments in 2013. In 2015 I found several lumps in the lymph nodes in the right side of my neck. Just recently I had a CT scan and ultra sound of my chest. My Oncologist told me that I had 2 lesions on the right side of my thyroid and a very suspicious growth in the lymph node under my thyroid. I am scheduled to see a surgeon on Sept. 11. I had been telling my doctor that I couldn't understand why I was gaining so much weight even though I live on yogurt. I am now on IBrance and Exemestane. I can't get him to give me a prognosis as it seems each month that I see him another cancer has been found. I had a complete mastectomy in 2008 with no treatment after the surgery. I hope that the surgeon will agree to remove my thyroid. Should I be on something different? The cancer is spreading quickly since 2015. Should I make the trip to XXXXXXX to be evalu
Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Hello. You require evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So you are suffering from recurrent ca breast. You require a petct and a biopsy of any one of the lesion and to look for ER and HER 2 status again. Depending upon the results, treatment can be fine tuned.
Weight gain can be due to thyroid disorder and thyroid fuction can be checked.
Thanks and regards
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