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Posted on: Feb 28, 2021 08:54PM

Beaglelove wrote:

I’m am extremely anxious as I have my 2nd mammogram since diagnosed. It’s not until 3/11/21 but I get more and more anxious the closer it gets and no counseling or medication seems to help. no one around me seems to understand it even the radiation oncologist told me “be glad you don’t have ovarian cancer” Really not helpful and My hemocratic number is higher than average and they suspect Polycythemia vera I am 65 and have a lot of living I feel healthy and am active though some overweight since anastrozole Until BC I had no health issues at al

3/7/19 ILC 1.8 cm 1 very small micromet which they are treating as node negative
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Feb 28, 2021 11:07PM kathabus wrote:

There is always someone prettier, someone smarter....and someone with a worse diagnosis. That doesn't mean that what we are going through doesn't matter. We had breast cancer. It's not something people want. What you're feeling is absolutely and completely normal. You're not alone. Let us know how it goes...in two weeks it will all be done and hopefully you'll be good to go for another year!

Diagnosed at 43 Years Old, Oncotype DX 10 Dx 2/17/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/23/2020 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 28, 2021 11:21PM Beaverntx wrote:

Beaglelove, scan anxiety does hang on; for some it lessens over time and for others it is then before every year and mammo. As Kathabus said your reaction and concern is absolutely normal. Hugs to you and hoping you will be one for whom the anxiety lessens over time.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 1, 2021 02:21PM - edited Mar 1, 2021 02:23PM by Beaglelove

That's a good point Kathabus it will be over in a couple weeks Thank you

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Mar 1, 2021 02:25PM Beaglelove wrote:

Beavetmtx I hope we are all going to get past the anxiety . Fear is so exhausting Thank you for your en

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Mar 1, 2021 03:22PM AliceBastable wrote:

Besides mammograms, I have to get regular CT scans for another cancer I had. I find it helps to think of all the scans as routine maintenance, like getting an oil change for my car.

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 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Mar 1, 2021 03:45PM ctmbsikia wrote:

I strive to be more like Alice! Just want to say I think it's normal, as I have it too. It starts about the same time too. Around 2 weeks or a week out the anxiety begins. I gotta be where? What test? Am I going to pass or fail? Two births, a tubal ligation, a UTI, bronchitis once, and a few sinus infections. In a nutshell that was my medical history through 55 years.

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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Mar 2, 2021 09:20AM flashlight wrote:

Hi Beaglelove, Some doctors just don't think before they speak! I'm sorry to hear about your possible PV. During Covid my 2nd mammogram was different and I went to another facility. I was anxious, but everyone there was very kind. I only shed a few tears when I got back into my car. Thinking of you.

Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Mar 4, 2021 10:16PM Beaglelove wrote:

Thank you all for responding it made me know I’m not the only one. I think cancer can make you feel so isolated. Last year I would run to get groceries or something and count everyone I passed thinking of the stats that 1 out of 8 will get BC i have stopped that at least. The worst health issue I had until BCwas my tonsils out!

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Mar 11, 2021 08:17PM Beaglelove wrote:

I had appointment with my BC surgeon and a scheduled mammogram then US and determined the nodule I felt was a oil cyst due to surgery and was benign. I was so relieved I also have yearly MRI so will have that in September. I’m so grateful for all the support, encouragement and advice given on this site It will be 2 years April 1st... yes I had surgery on April Fools Day and wished it had been a terrible pran

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