Posted on: Feb 15, 2009 09:33 PM, edited Feb 15, 2009 09:36 PM by Times3
I am just curious to find out how old all of you were when first being dx'ed with BC (I don't need to know the year, I hate math so I wouldn't try to figure out how old you are now anyway). It just bothers me that they are still promoting waiting until you are 40 to get a mammo.
I was 29 when I was first dx with BC, 34 with loc reoccurance and 36 with Mets to liver. Good thing I didn't wait till I was 40!
My Onc suggests that my daughter get a mammo five years before I was dx'ed. She is almost 18 now! Also, I don't know if I have the BRCA gene or not, we are gettng ready to start that process but it scares me to know that I could have passed this to my daughter.
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May 6, 2009 02:19 AM Bmarie wrote:
47 dx w/bc
48 dx w/liver mets...right around my birthday, but probably had them at initial diagnosis...just too small to see on PET scan
49 1/2 now.......would love to live to see 80!
May 7, 2009 12:33 PM gldouglas wrote:
Maybe a day before my 29 Bday (its all kindof a blur cause I passed out and was in the hospital a few days before the birthday and the actual breast lump was removed on the 25th I believe so I was already 29 by then!) - Stave IV from the get-go. Mets to liver and bones. Now also brain mets.
May 11, 2009 04:44 PM Brenda_R wrote:
49 when I had my first mammo, next mammo 6 months later due to suspicious spot. They declared that one clear. In 5 months I found a large lump, but not where the "spot" was. So I was 50 when I was dx'ed.
Mammo never showed anything where the BC actually was, in those previous films.
Mammo that was taken when I found the lump, clearly showed 2 round spots. Bi-lobed tumor connected by connective tissue. By the time I had lumpectomy, it had "satellite" nodules coming off of it. So glad it's gone.
May 11, 2009 05:44 PM JanMarch wrote:
41 - found on my first screening mammogram. I had a diagnostic mammogram 5 years ago because I kept feeling "twinges" (don't know how else to describe) in my left breast, but they couldn't find anything. 5 years later I'm dx with IDC in that same breast. I feel certain there is a connection and so does my oncologist.
May 11, 2009 06:12 PM hollyann wrote:
Hannah Powell was just diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Secretory Breast Cancer (a VERY rare form of bc) and had a mastectomy with SNB at the extremely tender age of just 10 yrs old!.........I truly believe the hormones in the milk and meat we eat are the culprits for such early breast cancer diagnoses......Just my humble opinion!........
May 12, 2009 12:52 PM, edited May 12, 2009 12:58 PM by CathleenP
Three-fourths of the way through 50 years old. I was so proud to be 50, looking forward to so much...
May 30, 2009 01:29 PM Shiba wrote:
I was 32 /33 the first time. I found a long thing lump near my collarbone and requested a mammogram numerous times and was denied because I was too young (this was in the 80's). I persisted for 6 months and then demanded an aspiration. Only after the results came back (which took 6 weeks b/c the doc went on vacation and didn't follow-up) did the finally do the mammogram. At that point - I had to have a modified radical mastectomy with immediate trans flap reconstruction. They didn't take me seriously b/c I was athletic and looked good. Even this time, went I went in for severe back pain - they told me it was a sprained back and sent me for PT. I asked for an MRI and was denied. PT made it worse. In fact, the PT found a lesion and asked me to check it out - my pcare doc said it was just a muscle adhesion. The docs kept telling me how "good I looked". Months later I ended up in the ER b/c things were getting so much worse and they found multiple tumors in my spine. Twenty-two years later, widespread bone and lung mets.
May 30, 2009 03:29 PM Cyberrand wrote:
The day after my 40th birthday I found a lump in my armpit, so I was was diagnosed stage IIIc the following month. Had baseline mammo at 35 but hadn't scheduled my 40 yr mammo yet.
2 months before my 42nd birthday, diagnosed stage IV with mets to other lymph nodes & bone.
Now 43.5 and fight, fight, fighting...
Jun 2, 2009 09:55 AM Crystalady wrote:
Looking through these posts it is really freaking me out just how many Young women are getting BC.
So much has been said about Swine Flu. WHAT ABOUT BREAST CANCER!!!!!!!!
Why haven't we got a cure yet?