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Any survivors out there diagnosed at a young age???

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  • JennaJMU
    JennaJMU Member Posts: 22
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    Lisa I'm so sorry you have such a family history of breast cancer but wow, you also have a huge history of amazing survivors!! Such inspirational stories!

  • MiniMacsMom
    MiniMacsMom Member Posts: 15
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    Hi YWB,  I was Dxed in Oct of 2011(at 27) with stage 3C.  I found out after that I was BRCA Pos with no family history.  I am doing great.  I get scans every 6 months and all my Drs. are pleased with my progress and very optimistic.  Technically I have been cancer free for only 18 months, but overall my lil family and I are doing great!

    Hugs,
    Becky

  • Youngwithbc
    Youngwithbc Member Posts: 45
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    Lisa, I am sorry that your family has had to go through so much... definitely some sort of undetected genetic link I would think. But thanks for sharing because that really gives me hope that there are so many young survivors in your family. I am 29...

    Best wishes!

  • Youngwithbc
    Youngwithbc Member Posts: 45
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    Becky - that is great... hope you continue in good health!

  • Youngwithbc
    Youngwithbc Member Posts: 45
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    Bumping this in case there are any more stories of long-term survivors out there who were diagnosed in their 20s/30s. Feeling in need of a bit of inspiration!

  • eloqui
    eloqui Member Posts: 37
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    Bumping as well- 26 and just diagnosed last month. In need of some inspiration :)

  • Youngwithbc
    Youngwithbc Member Posts: 45
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    Hi eloqui - feel free to message me if you ever want to chat/have any questions (not that I'll necessarily be able to answer, but I can probably relate)...

    Hope some more young (now older!) survivors hop on here...

  • eloqui
    eloqui Member Posts: 37
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    bumping for the inspiration factor. Hope reading this helps other young survivors stay positive and encourages others to share their experiences!

  • m0mmyof3
    m0mmyof3 Member Posts: 9,456
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    I was diagnosed last year at the age of 37. Never thought in a million years that my life would be so topsy-turvy.

  • Youngwithbc
    Youngwithbc Member Posts: 45
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    Bump!

  • eloqui
    eloqui Member Posts: 37
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    I was at the Living Beyond Breast Cancer annual meeting yesterday and met a TV anchor who was diagnosed over 20 years ago in her mid-30's and is still doing great! Her name is Lu Ann Cahn and she made an Emmy-winning story about her diagnosis. Such an inspiring story.

  • carmelle
    carmelle Member Posts: 133
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    I was 38...but lump was there at 35...turning 50 this year.

  • Srh242
    Srh242 Member Posts: 139
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    bump

  • Youngwithbc
    Youngwithbc Member Posts: 45
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    Thanks for sharing, Carmelle... that is awesome!

  • Youngwithbc
    Youngwithbc Member Posts: 45
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    Bumping again, hoping for some new inspiration...

  • Srh242
    Srh242 Member Posts: 139
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    bump

  • Youngwithbc
    Youngwithbc Member Posts: 45
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    Bump

  • Sarahlou50
    Sarahlou50 Member Posts: 12
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    Hi All

    I was diagnosed at 35 - not sure if that is considered young now - but I am now approaching my 51st birthday!

    Time passes so quickly so make the most of it!

    Sarah

  • LisaH
    LisaH Member Posts: 16
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    I was diagnosed at 32.

    This year marks the beginning of my 13th year! I celebrated my 45th birthday this year.

    I didn't have herceptin either, just surgery and chemo then tamoxifen.


  • Srh242
    Srh242 Member Posts: 139
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    thank you Lisa!

  • Summer1234
    Summer1234 Member Posts: 2
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    love story's like this im a year out dx at 34 with 3 baby's

  • Srh242
    Srh242 Member Posts: 139
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    bump and Merry Christmss to all!

  • Srh242
    Srh242 Member Posts: 139
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    bump and merry Christmas to all

  • honeytagh
    honeytagh Member Posts: 447
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    bump

  • honeytagh
    honeytagh Member Posts: 447
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    I am diagnosed at 32. Wish to celebrate each year cancer free with all diagnosed at young ages and specials thanks and best wishes to all survivors who have posted here.Heart

  • sanbar8771
    sanbar8771 Member Posts: 36
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    heyyyy, checking in at almost 5 years cancer free. I was Dx at 33 with idc on left, 2 positive nodes and dcis on rt. after going through 14 surgeries, many infections, ivf and ovaries removed, I am here. Let's party!!!!!

  • eloqui
    eloqui Member Posts: 37
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    That is awesome, sanbar. Congratulations on being a 5 year survivor!

  • honeytagh
    honeytagh Member Posts: 447
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    Congradulations Sanbar. Wish you many many years cancerfree.

  • lauren32
    lauren32 Member Posts: 9
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    Sanbar what great news congrats! It is very helpful to read of other good stories on this scary journey. I am 33 and have four more weekly taxol treatments left

  • Youngwithbc
    Youngwithbc Member Posts: 45
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    Bumping this in hopes we can find some more young survivors who are far out from their diagnosis. Need a bit of a pick-me-up!