10 YEARS!/Stage III nik14yourthought that's awesome. I assume you were hormone negative.
The major studies that track recurrence and survival rates all use date of diagnosis. So, while we can all call our cancerversary absolutely any of the milestones we choose - and we should choose however we like - if we are comparing our case to studies it is the Dx date.
LKC, 9 years NED after Stage 3C is FANTASTIC!!!!!! Thanks for coming back and sharing this with us!
niko! Thank you! Congrats!
2.5 years!!! Unfortunately, still very little hair. I have just learned that this can be a chronic condition caused by Taxotere. While it's a known issue and glossed over in the Canadian literature, there is NO mention of it in the US version. If your hair has not grown back or you have male pattern baldness one or more years after treatment with taxotere...please send me a message. We have a private informational/support group. It has such horrible emotional and medical side effects. 2.5years after treatment I still see a cancer patient in the mirror. I hope none of you have experienced this, but if you have PLEASE let me know. We are also trying to find out how big this problem is....thanks
Angel, I have seen quite a few on the board who have mentioned this; actually I think there was a thread on this topic. Maybe you could search it. I hate that our doctors hide these side effects from us, they just want us to do the treatment,and to hell with our quality of life.
Angel I know a few that have this issue. They have posted on this thread: linky Please if you are having issues dealing with this seek professional help. This is a big deal. Also note some women do lose their hair on the AIs. It's more thinning and the hair that is there will grow long unlike the negative effects of Taxotere.
Sucks that this has happened to you.
LADIES; I AM BACK NOW JUST A FEW WEEKS SHY OF 10 YEARS TO POST AND STILL GOING STRONG AFTER A NASTY STAGE IIIC HER2 POSITIVE DX.
LIVING LIFE LARGE AND GRATEFUL EVERYDAY.
IKC ,always love that you come back to encourage us....congrats !!!!!
IKC you go girl! Congratulations!
Does anyone else have low WBC counts? This many years later, I would have thought I wouldn't have this. I have low WBC, platelets, and low potassium.
Mariasnow I know mine were low 7 months post chemo but I was still doing Herceptin. I felt it took a good 2 years post chemo for my immune system to get back to normal.
My WBC were up to 4.0 at my 3-year check-up!! SO happy!!
so great mariasnow!!!!!! I am almost 2 years out and my WBC's are still below 4.0....you just gave me encouragement.
since I saw this original thread I have been waiting to join the club..welltoday is my 2 year cancerversary!!!!!! I'm doing great; feeling happy! So glad I can share this with you 🎂🎂🎂
Congrats Girlstrong. Will be watching for you to pop up on the 5 year thread
cod my oncologist told me I would be on a light chemo. What is this how is it different from regular chemo?
Lj061197 Ask your oncologist what chemo you are getting. You may be getting less doses or one that isn't as strong because of your diagnosis and all the treatments you will be getting. Ask your oncologist to explain better. Write down your questions. You can always call with these questions.
This is a great thread and I posted probably a year ago. Diagnosis June 2007 so now 8 years out
Awesome RebzAmy. You'll be posting on the 10 year soon. I assume you've already posted on the 5 years!
I'm a little over 2 years since diagnosis Doing wonderful and never taking my health for granted, loving everyday !! Still find myself smiling ear to ear just being here !!
I just celebrated ten years out this summer and so far so good!:) There are many other nine and ten year survivors on the her2 site too.
Today has been 4 years since my mastectomy.
keep 'em coming ladies! Love reading about my sisters
In February, I am coming up on 4 years since diagnosis, 3.5 years since completing ACTH, and 2.5 years since completing my year of H. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the holiday season!
I was Stage III GradeIII Her2+, pr/er- and I am here today. Cancer free 5.5 years later,
3 yrs out this week!
I'm a bit hesitant to post here because I've been having some very mild but funky symptoms and will be asking for a scan after the holidays. But today marks two years out from the worst day of my life. I had a large, grade 3 tumor and in the ballpark of 7+ nodes, including at least one in the subpectoral region. I did AC+THP followed by a UMX, 33 zaps and a TDM1 clinical trial. I'm also on Zoladex and Femara. Barring a recurrence, I'm delaying recon until 2017, so I can have a year without constant appointments!
I'm nervous about symptoms, but I'm so glad to be here and feeling great....I didn't know if that would be the case two years ago!
bad at user names you have made it. You are alive and surviving. Really hope those scans are B
2 years out from last AC treatment! Feeling great and doing well:)
3+ years since DX, stage 2B!