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9 Years Out - Stage 3

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sweetbean
sweetbean Member Posts: 433
edited February 2022 in Stage III Breast Cancer

Hi guys!

On November 18, 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer - 5 cm tumor, loads of lymph node involvement, IDC & ILC and triple positive. I did ACT, double MX, Herceptin, and have been on Tamoxifen ever since. Still cancer-free today!

I'm posting this because I know that there is someone who was just diagnosed who needs to hear it. Hang in there!

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  • francesca30
    francesca30 Member Posts: 63
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    thank you @sweetbean ! i’m 9 months post diagnosis. just what i needed to read today!

  • missmom79
    missmom79 Member Posts: 90
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    thank you. I’m stage 3b. I needed that


  • bakerstreet
    bakerstreet Member Posts: 4
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    Thank you sweetbean, this lifted our spirits. my wife was diagnosed 7 months ago, she is in the radiation treatment phase.

    To many healthy years to all of you ladies, hopefully this scare will subside by time.

  • sweetbean
    sweetbean Member Posts: 433
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    Oh ladies, many years of health, happiness, and love to all of you!

  • lexica
    lexica Member Posts: 138
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    thank you sweetbean and congrats :)

  • ilovemymom4ever
    ilovemymom4ever Member Posts: 29
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    are you now NED francesca

  • francesca30
    francesca30 Member Posts: 63
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    @ilovemymomforever yes, based on my petscan last month, i’m NED. keeping my fingers crossed to be NED for the next 45 years at least

  • Flo80
    Flo80 Member Posts: 212
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    Thank you so much. I also had 5.2 com tumour and lymph node involvement, I did chemo and then surgery and my path report came back with residual tumour of 3.2 cm and 9 positive nodes. Posts like these give me hope

  • lkc
    lkc Member Posts: 182
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    Congratulations Bean. so Happy for you!

  • iamelaine
    iamelaine Member Posts: 39
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    Sweetbean, congratulations on your nine years anniversary!!

  • wintersocks
    wintersocks Member Posts: 434
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    Sweetbean

    so very pleased to hear this for you.

  • stephilosphy00
    stephilosphy00 Member Posts: 161
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    Thank you so much for giving us hope !

  • AmericanInIreland
    AmericanInIreland Member Posts: 1
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    thank you so much! I’ve just been diagnosed a couple days ago, MO saidILC but pathologist report reads ductal and lobular features. And I’m triple positive as well.

    Don’t know what any of this means but I appreciate your posting so much!

  • LeianaMarie
    LeianaMarie Member Posts: 2
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    i was just reading the stream from 2009 about your eyelashes. are they fully back now after all these years :) i found this stream because i am now in radiation and my eyelashes are falling out again. and i have such long eyelashes that people always asked if i was using false ones, so loosing them has really upset me. more than loosing my hair. i think becaus the eyelashes take away from the look of being sick. i could have sworn the radiation was doing it. i though the radiation was angled wrong and hitting the edge of my eyes. i really thought that was it until i came across this place and seen how many others had lost their eyelashes more than once. im so glad to know this now.

  • LeianaMarie
    LeianaMarie Member Posts: 2
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    i was just reading the stream from 2009 about your eyelashes. are they fully back now after all these years :) i found this stream because i am now in radiation and my eyelashes are falling out again. and i have such long eyelashes that people always asked if i was using false ones, so loosing them has really upset me. more than loosing my hair. i think becaus the eyelashes take away from the look of being sick. i could have sworn the radiation was doing it. they kept telling me the radiation only affects the area being treated. im like, i dont know about that. i thought the radiation was angled wrong and hitting the edge of my eyes. i really thought that was it until i came across this place and seen how many others had lost their eyelashes more than once. im so glad to know this now.

  • redcanoe
    redcanoe Member Posts: 72
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    Thank you so much for sharing!

  • sweetbean
    sweetbean Member Posts: 433
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    Hi there everyone! Just back here to say I am now 11 years post-diagnosis at Stage 3 and still cancer-free! My eyelashes came back in, but after a while, I started using Latisse because I felt they were thinning. However, I think the thinning is due to peri-menopause/menopause. If I were younger, they would be fine. The Latisse works well, though - the little bottle lasts a long time. It's a bit of a luxury item, but I like it!

  • scar1888
    scar1888 Member Posts: 23
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    Oh such great news Sweetbean! I am 24 years post stage 3 cancer! I just feel so blessed! They thought mine was so so early but when they operated they found a 1 cm tumor with 4 out of 22 nodes involved. What a shock. I struggled so much the first few years after treatment and was disappointed I could no longer teach school. I tried so hard but had to go on ss at 45. I certainly missed teaching and still do.

    Mine was estrogen postive and HER 2 tests were not available then. Ports were not being used at this time.

    I pray that each of you will continue to be in touch with all of us! I so love to check on all of you! Eat right, exercise and get to all doctor appts! I know you will.

    God bless.

    Linda


  • lezza13
    lezza13 Member Posts: 579
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    Congratulatiions! I am 11 years out. Please all of you hang in there. I had 3 positive lymph nodes and did 9 years of Tamoxifen.

    Linda, yours sounds just like mine. Hang in there everyone.