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Feb 10, 2013 07:24 AM didevro wrote:
Has anyone here been diagnosed with 3 unrelated breast cancers? I had my first bc in 1996, (then aged 47) Right side 4cm idc, tubular, 0/20 nodes, lumpectomy, rads. Next one was 2008, Left side 2.5cm idc grade 2, stage 2, lvi, 0/2 nodes ER+ PR- Her2-, lumpectomy, rads, Arimidex for only 6 weeks (bad side effects). Now I have another on Right side, idc 2cm, had biopsy, seems to be ER+ PR+ Her2+. Still being tested for mets. Fingers crossed. I'm determined to have a bilateral mastectomy this time. Can't believe I didn't insist last time. Guess I was very busy and just wanted things done as soon as possible. Not happening this time. I found all my cancers myself, none were picked up by earlier mammagrams. I found this one January 3rd, biopsied couple of days later, but haven't had any surgery or treatment yet, because first of all the liver ultrasound found 2 lesions (since dismissed by MRI as benign), had CT scan and found 5 enlarged nodes in chest (2 are over 3cm ) and ground glass diffusions in lungs. However, PET scan not conclusive for mets, suspicion I may have Sarcoidosis. Bone scan was ok except for small dot on rib (probably nothing, apparently). Everything is taking soooo loooong. EBUS biopsy next week. So sick of all this waiting around.
Dx 5/1996, TDC, 3cm, Stage II, Grade I, 0/19 nodes, lumpectomy , rads, ER+
Dx 4/31/1996, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/19 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-Dx 2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-Dx 1/9/2013, IDC, 2cm, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 05/09/1996 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Radiation Therapy 07/01/1996 ExternalSurgery 02/01/2008 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Radiation Therapy 03/01/2008 External