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Topic: Had Core Biopsy Yesterday

Forum: Not Diagnosed With a Recurrence or Metastases but Concerned —

Meet others concerned about developing a recurrence or metastases.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2020 04:52PM

jamiebeth wrote:

Hello, everyone. As much as I value the help and support I received from this community during my bout with stage 1, grade 1 IDC in 2011, I really, really, really hoped I'd never have to use this message board again. Sigh. Yesterday, at my annual mammo and ultrasound, my radiologist found a small, densely packed cluster of microcalcifications that weren't there last year. She did a core biopsy, and I may get the results tomorrow (Saturday) but most likely on Monday. She thinks it could be DCIS. I'm just so tired of cancer--my mother was just diagnosed with follicular lymphoma literally last week, and my father is in hospice with stage 4 adenocarcinoma.

I know DCIS is not that big a deal when it comes to breast cancer, but since it's my second time and in the same breast, I'm mulling over a unilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.

Anyhoo, it's nice to meet all of you newbies. I wish it were under better circumstances for all of us.

Dx 12/15/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 7, 2020 05:18PM - edited Mar 7, 2020 05:20PM by Jons_girl

hi Jamie Beth! I know the waiting is really awful! Thanks for sharing this with us! So sorry to hear about what yr going through with yr parents health. ❤️

I had a similar Br ca dx nearly 3 yrs ago. Please keep us posted on what results say etc. I'm here for you!

Blessings from the NW

Breast cancer at age 49. Felt tumor. Wasn’t caught on mammo even after feeling tumor. Ultrasound caught my cancer. Dx 6/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Mar 7, 2020 05:54PM jamiebeth wrote:

Thank you so much! Yes, looks like we had identical cancers right down to the left side.

Dx 12/15/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 8, 2020 11:00AM rosecal954 wrote:

Hi Jamiebeth, My name is Carol and I noticed your post about your recent biopsy. Like the others who replied, I know what it feels like waiting for biopsy results - the time seems to drag. The waiting is horrible. I was diagnosed in 2013 with stage 1, grade 1, 1 cm. IDC and had lumpectomy and radiation. Biopsies in July 2019 and Feb. of this year showed 2 cm. of micro-calcifications. DCIS was found in the 2nd biopsy. Since I had radiation in that breast, mastectomy was recommended and I'm scheduled for that in a month. It's been a bit of shock for about the recurrence and having a mastectomy. I elected to have no reconstruction. I'm 65 and small breasted and an external prothesis should be fine.

So sorry to hear about your parent's health and pray everything works out for you. Please keep us all posted. I'm glad you shared.

Carol from California

First Dx age 58, recurrence 2/2020 Dx 8/21/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/16/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/10/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 2/10/2020, DCIS, Right, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+ Surgery 4/7/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/4/2020, IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 8, 2020 07:36PM jamiebeth wrote:

I'm so sorry about your DCIS diagnosis. We'd like to think we can put our breast cancer behind us, and many of us can, but then sometimes...yeah.

Please let me know how your mastectomy surgery goes. Are you having a unilateral or bilateral? I'm in the same boat as you, so if I do have DCIS, I'd need a mastectomy as well, but I plan on a unilateral with reconstruction.

Thanks for responding to my post,

Jamie


Dx 12/15/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 9, 2020 10:14AM rosecal954 wrote:

Jamie, I'm having a unilateral. I'm OK with that; I see no reason to remove the other healthy breast. Yes, I had pretty much put breast cancer behind me and hitting the 6 year mark of NED. We just never know, but we will get through this. I wish you the best. I'll let you know how the mastectomy goes and please keep me posted and let us know how your biopsy turned out.

Carol

First Dx age 58, recurrence 2/2020 Dx 8/21/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/16/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/10/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 2/10/2020, DCIS, Right, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+ Surgery 4/7/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/4/2020, IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 20, 2020 09:01AM KBeee wrote:

Wow, you are going through a lot. How are you doing now?

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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