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Topic: STEAM ROOM FOR ANGER

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts —

Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression & other emotional effects.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 12:21PM - edited Aug 2, 2017 01:46AM by sas-schatzi

sas-schatzi wrote:

This thread is meant to be for RANTS and RANTING. Then Rant again. We need a place to simply get rid of the anger. Write it here. Unleash it all. Get it out. This isn't meant for the Stupid comments(great thread). This is for the gut wrenching, tell them off anger.

IMPORTANT: When done ranting don't necessarily stick around. Toxic. Drop the rant and find a better thread.

Only rules: Please, follow them as the Mods will shut it down in a heartbeat( waving Mods)

1. Be careful to not mention docs, nurses, hospitals by name. Defamation and all that tedious legal stuff

2. If it's caused by someone on BCO, just don't mention their name. I think the exception will be if someone is stalking you, blow their anonymity wide open. A stalker doesn't deserve politeness.

3. If you think the rant is about you, let it go, they're no names. Don't take it personal. This is the steam room.

4. If they're is a fight, don't expect the Mods to moderate, it was your choice to come here.

5. After writing a rant, do nothing more, re-read at a future time. Decide if it's important enough for you to cut and paste the rant to whomever caused you the anger. It's a choice. Sometimes it needs to be done, but remember they're can be fall out.

6. ######## pound those keys, SCREAM(caps), J*&R$WSDF&(swear)

7. Religion and politics discussion should go to those topical threads. IF their is something that impacts cancer, it belongs here.

I will revise topic box as needed-sassy

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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Oct 4, 2021 01:20PM Spookiesmom wrote:

I call him DeathSantis. Mr anti science. Wonder if he will agree chemo “poison “ could help. Or if she will glow free rads.

Timings is funny too, on puketober

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Oct 4, 2021 01:32PM candy-678 wrote:

I had not heard this yet about the Florida Governor's wife. But he is anti-science about Covid. Now, he will need to rely on science. Ironic.

Found mets on CT for unrelated issue. I only had 2 treatments with IV chemo for the Stage II, then found Stage 4 and switched to hormone therapy/targeted therapy. I consider myself de novo. Xgeva use for bone mets. Liver bx Apr 2021 shows ER- now. Dx 6/2017, ILC/IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/31/2017 AC Dx 9/2017, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/1/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2017 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 4/2021, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, ER-/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Targeted Therapy 9/3/2021 Lynparza Hormonal Therapy 9/4/2021 Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 4, 2021 01:36PM Spookiesmom wrote:

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Oct 4, 2021 01:47PM candy-678 wrote:

I do not want this for her. For anybody.

Found mets on CT for unrelated issue. I only had 2 treatments with IV chemo for the Stage II, then found Stage 4 and switched to hormone therapy/targeted therapy. I consider myself de novo. Xgeva use for bone mets. Liver bx Apr 2021 shows ER- now. Dx 6/2017, ILC/IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/31/2017 AC Dx 9/2017, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/1/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2017 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 4/2021, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, ER-/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Targeted Therapy 9/3/2021 Lynparza Hormonal Therapy 9/4/2021 Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 4, 2021 02:41PM MountainMia wrote:

I won't wish breast cancer on anyone. I hope she does well with her treatment.

This morning my BS's nurse called to talk to me about my pathology (biopsy results back Friday afternoon, BENIGN.) In truth she didn't know much and I had a bunch of questions. She told me she'd check with the BS and someone would get back to me.

So a little after that, the BS called me herself. (I am a big fan of hers anyway, even more so now!) So she took the few minutes to answer my questions about the report and the follow-up for the next few months. This isn't a proper steam room rant. :) Just thought you deserved the rest of the story, though.

The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Oct 4, 2021 03:05PM bcincolorado wrote:

Cancer is the worst all around. Do not want anyone else to suffer if they do not have to. Makes me mad when you can't get your own family to do their screenings for their own good so it is caught early too because they are afraid to get a a mamogram! It is is not that bad and cancer is sure worse!!

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 4, 2021 03:23PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

bcincolorado,

Not to mention that bc doesn’t care if you’ve gotten a mammogram or not! If you do indeed have bc, not having a mammo doesn’t make it disappear

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 4, 2021 04:38PM SeeQ wrote:

And having a mammo doesn't always find it. I think people forget that and assume de novo patients didn't do their due diligence - which truly pisses me off! (This is expressly NOT directed at anyone in this forum!)

Diagnosed de novo Stage IV; large liver mets; small breast tumor Dx 6/2/2020, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 7/2/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 7/9/2020 Verzenio
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Oct 4, 2021 04:44PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

seeq,

Exactly! I had my suspicious mammogram 13 months after a clear mammo. When my bone met was found a few short weeks after my bmx more than a few folks questioned how diligent I had been in getting mammos. Even my own mother thought this happened because I waited 13 months between mammos.

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 4, 2021 05:26PM SeeQ wrote:

Exbrnxgirl - My mammos , including some 3D, were always on schedule and clear. They only found the cancer, because I was diligently chasing some slightly wonky liver enzymes, that I think some would have blown off, especially being "between PCMs". By the time I had a biopsy, I was fully expecting liver cancer (based on liver u/s and MRI), not bc.

Breast imaging center (2 weeks ahead of schedule) did u/s only after requiring a copy of the PET-CT imaging. Only then did they confirm a lump that lit up slightly on PET-CT; it was small, very low against the chest wall in the 6 o'clock position. Even on manual exam, GYN described it as "very subtle". I only successfully found it once or twice.

Mammos help a lot of people, but they aren't the perfect tool most people think they are (as I used to believe, myself). So, I'll join the "Stage IV needs more" corner for Pinktober.


Diagnosed de novo Stage IV; large liver mets; small breast tumor Dx 6/2/2020, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 7/2/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 7/9/2020 Verzenio
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Oct 4, 2021 05:32PM sbelizabeth wrote:

Normal mammogram in June, Stage III cancer in September. I know it's a reasonably good screening tool, but that's all it is.

pinkribbonandwheels.wordpress.... Dx 10/20/2011, IDC/IBC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 6/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/15/2011 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/21/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 4, 2021 06:46PM bcincolorado wrote:

Been pondering Mrs. Desantis all afternoon. She may not want the entire world to know about her breast cancer. It is a personal thing. I sure to do not tell everyone I meet I have one boob now and had one chopped off because of cancer. The whole world now knows about this and she has a long road ahead now. I feel for her in a lot levels right now as a result. She deserves the privacy to make her own decisions about her treatment and her husband needs to not tell everyone.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 4, 2021 07:04PM Spookiesmom wrote:

It’s all over the state and nation news. She was in tv or some high profile position before marriage. She will be done tx at Moffitt in Tampa.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Oct 4, 2021 07:59PM nopink2019 wrote:

sbelizabeth - Thanks for your well worded stmt about "not fighting hard enough". Do peope say this to folks with glioblastomas? Sometimes, no matter how many attempts we make, treatments fail us. I saved your words as they were so concise and truthful.

Dx 2008, IDC, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 2019, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/22/2019 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 9/12/2019 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 11/8/2019 Kisqali Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2019 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 5/10/2021 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 5/10/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy 11/14/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 4, 2021 10:12PM - edited Oct 5, 2021 07:20AM by DivineMrsM

selizabeth, I am totally on board with your using “treatment failed" in place of “lost the battle". It puts the blame where it belongs. You're right, no one goes around saying, “poor Paul, he lost the battle against that bus."

I'm sorry this governor's wife received a diagnosis of breast cancer. I wish her well.

What I have a problem with, and it's nothing new, but the issue again is how “celebrity" breast cancer is covered by the media. We will not learn what kind of bc she has or the extent of the treatment she will receive. Once again the general public is left to believe bc is a one size fits all disease.

Some members of this forum have surgery only, no chemo or rads. Some women are triple negative. Some have metastatic bc. And there are more types. The public is never given any context surrounding a celebrity's bc diagnosis, so they don't grasp the complexity of bc. That lends people to make these kinds of assumptions:

“Well, my neighbor's brother's daughter never had chemo after she had bc 10 years ago, and she's still alive. Chemo isn't really necessary and besides, it's poison."

“My uncle's wife had bc and even tho she had chemo and radiation and surgery, she still died of it two years later. Treatment does not work."

“Well, as long as it's caught early, you don't die from bc anymore."

The media dumbs bc down to make it easier for people to digest, like pureeing food for a baby to eat. Make it nice and bland so you don't know what it really is, you only know that it is.





found lump 12-22-10—ilc—er+/pr+/her2—stage iv bone mets—chemo~lumpectomy~radiation~arimidex—March 2019-ibrance/aromasin* —Sept 2019-verzenio* —March 2020-xeloda*
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Oct 5, 2021 11:17AM ctmbsikia wrote:

This place has provided me with so much knowledge on bc. I was one of those people totally oblivious, even after my younger sister was diagnosed stage IV at age 50. Fingers crossed for good/stable scans she has this week, btw. I feel like a real shit sometimes complaining here, yet reading what you all go through is primarily why I'm health anxious around imaging and appointments. As far as celebs w/bc, I'm not sure even they know what we know. Maybe they just show up and do what their team advises them to do? I'm sure most don't though. They learn about their disease. It would be something to see one of them start spewing out their stats during an interview. Unless the reporter was a patient his or herself, they too have no clue. None. Shame.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 5, 2021 01:11PM bcincolorado wrote:

Agree. We are all different too even at the same stages in our decisions in our treatment and how our family histories affect them. We can support each though and learn from each other. Those who have not been through this really does not know how life altertering it is and how ongoing the anxiety is for anyone no matter what stage they were in.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 5, 2021 09:27PM - edited Oct 5, 2021 09:28PM by AliceBastable

I must be an old grouch. I remember that Fran Drescher had cancer and always seeing the words battle, survivor, fighter, etc. used about her, and how she is a spokesperson and has written a book and articles. So I finally googled her. She had stage 1, grade 2 endometrial cancer, which she always refers to as uterine cancer. Some doctor on her site says they're the same. My doctor who did my hysterectomy said it's endometrial until it breaks through to the uterus. Mine had a small invasion to the uterus, but it never occurred to me to call it uterine except when people don't have a clue what "endometrial" means. Anyway, Fran had surgery (a hysterectomy) and went home. Like me, she had no other treatment. Maybe it's just me, but I just can't call myself a survivor for having an uncomplicated surgery. That hysterectomy wasn't life-threatening and the cancer was early stage. I didn't "survive" a damn thing. Can I say "experiencer" since I experienced cancer and surgery? I didn't fight anything, I didn't battle anything. I mean, good for Fran for talking about it, but I think over-expressing her experience can also scare people when she uses or accepts terms like battle, fight, survivor. There's a fine line between yay, some celebrity is sharing their experience, and boo, they're making it sound worse and more dramatic than it was.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 5, 2021 09:45PM - edited Oct 5, 2021 09:47PM by molliefish

my mammo never picked up my bc

Dx 5/24/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/8/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/14/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 5, 2021 09:53PM moth wrote:

Alice, I'm with you because I hate how some really over dramatize their situation. I'm also seeing a lot of drama llamas on social media making their disease sound way worse than it is.

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External: Chest wall Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone
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Oct 5, 2021 10:04PM Trishyla wrote:

The biggest one for me was the hoopla Hugh Jackman made when he had a basal cell carcinoma removed from his face. Talk about drama. He was posting about his battle with cancer and how he just wanted to survive.

He finally backed off when thousands of people mocked him on social media for mistaking a glorified skin issue for a life threatening cancer. Wanker.

Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 5, 2021 10:06PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

My favorite cancer celeb? Suzanne Summers…NOT! She keeps saying she had whole body cancer as well as bc, which was her initial dx. I have no idea what that means but she’s made a pretty penny writing and speaking about it.

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 5, 2021 10:25PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Suzanne Summers is a lunatic. pure and simple.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/17/2009 Chemotherapy 8/3/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/23/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 5, 2021 10:32PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

and an opportunist!

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 6, 2021 12:02AM AliceBastable wrote:

Whole body cancer? WTF is that? Shit, maybe that's what I should call all my missing parts! 😆

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 6, 2021 12:07AM Beesie wrote:

My top breast cancer drama queen is Sandra Lee. She has created an industry out of her "breast cancer journey". She had DCIS, a BMX and reconstruction issues.

Dx 9/15/2005 Right, 7cm+, DCIS-Mi, Stage IA, Gr 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- ** Dx 01/16/2019 Left, 8mm, IDC, Stage IA, Gr 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) ** Surgery 11/30/2005 MX Right, 03/06/2019 MX Left ** Hormonal Therapy 05/2019 Letrozole
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Oct 6, 2021 10:43AM Sunshine99 wrote:

I'm wanting to respond here but don't even know where to start...

"Whole body cancer" is one I hadn't heard of before. Beesie, I had heard about Sandra Lee, but didn't know her details.

I think what I hate the most, is that they survive or fight or struggle or whatever and minimize what others are going through. Sheesh! If someone told me to keep fighting just like Sandra Lee, Suzanne Somers or whoever did, they'd probably get an earful from me.

I'm not discounting anyone's experience with cancer (OK, maybe I am), but drama queens really annoy me and I just want to roll my eyes.

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. my-sunny-side-up.com Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Oct 6, 2021 02:53PM bcincolorado wrote:

Even though I get mad sometimes about things I am not not a drama person at all. In fact because of the medical stuff we've been through the doctors think we should be put in a rubber room sometimes because we are NOT freaking out about stuff when they think we should be.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 7, 2021 08:39AM December11 wrote:

Someone I know who got bc about the same time as me documented everything on their facebook including "another step in my journey, my first haircut after chemo" Really?

Dx 12/11/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 1/3/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/3/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/3/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 5/19/2020 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 7/13/2020
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Oct 7, 2021 01:24PM moth wrote:

oh the first haircut after chemo is big for many - I remember mine in 2018 went badly & I posted about it here. I think for many it's the first step of feeling like things are going back to normal. My cancer was having a laugh probably, given that I'd soon get mets & will probably die bald but at the time, it seemed like turning the corner, closing a chapter...

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External: Chest wall Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone

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