How can someone jump from 1A to 4 quickly?
So I'm lurking on all the boards and I keep seeing women with my type of numbers suddenly being diagnosed as Stage 4 fairly quickly. Yet, according to the SOFT study, 98.6% of Stage 1A women taking Tamox and no chemo don't have any Distance Mets at 5 years. Why am I seeing such a disconnect? One of my concerns is that…
Could people who are ER positive, PR-, Her2negative share their oncotype scores. It seems like if you have PR- you will have an oncotype above 25..did anyone have PR- and have a low oncotype score.I was Er+, PR- and had a 29 oncotype.
Anyone reject the Hormone Treatment
Onco 23% with no Hormonal Treatment 15% per the doctor if I take Hormonal Treatment only 8% if I did take it. Breast Cancer 1cm Stage1A, Grade 2, ER+ PR+ Her2- Had a bilateral mastectomy no cemo/Radiation needed. May 2015, Reconstruction complete December 2015. Anyone out there reject Hormone Treatment and still a…
How many years have you been a Survivor?
Hi Ladies, I see this topic was posted in the Stage IV forum and I thought it would be interesting to see how it looked for our group of Stage I ladies. I will start by saying I'm a 4 year survivor. Have a good day!
"Dumped" by my oncologist after 3 years
Well 'dumped' may be too strong a word, but that is how I felt. As my oncologist was leaving the room after my last appointment, he casually mentioned that I would be seeing the Nurse Practioner instead of him from now on, though I would still be under his care if I needed further treatment. Then he just walked out the…
Anyone ER + taking Metformin alone or in addition to Tamoxifen ?
I am ER positive and I like to take Metformin in addition to Tamoxifen, or maybe instead. My position is, why should I wait for years for the clinical trials to be finished. This is not an expensive drug, and it has been around for a long time, why not take it? What do I have to loose? Has anyone else ER + considered…
Lower inner quadrant?
Im going for my core biopsy tomorrow and am looking to find any women who have been Dx-ed with breast cancer in the lower inner quadrant of the breast? Im looking to find the basic "what to expect" if test results come back positive. My mammorgram and ultrasound showed a sold mass at about the 4'o clock position. Im…
Pain after Lumpectomy
I am entering the third week after a lumpectomy and removal of lymphnode. Does anyone know how long before I can use my arm without it stabbing me with needles. Even goosebumps and chills wake up my arm and armpit area. OUCH! I can't even graze it with a blanket or touch it. It has this unexplainable pain and discomfort.
Adjvnt Therapy: Destroys or delays growth of stray BC cells?
So this question popped into my head and has been bugging me. Can't get any info out of Dr. Google and I'd ask my Onc , but my next appt isn't until September. So if chemotherapy/hormone therapy can not cure metatastic breast cancer..only hold it at bay. Is that the same for adjuvant chemotherapy and hormonal therapy after…