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

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Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 09:01AM

Flynn wrote:

I haven’t been here in ages. Since Christmas, I’ve been having headaches pretty much every day. Pre-breast cancer, I had issues with migraines but they disappeared when I went into chemopause. I called my oncologist and she immediately scheduled me for a brain MRI today. I’ve been trying to view this as the 1st step in getting my perfectly normal headaches resolved but I’m really stressing today. First, I put on jeans then I remembered no metal so I switched to yoga pants. All the MRI angst is back.

Fingers crossed.

Dx 2/2017, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/28/2017 AC Chemotherapy 9/1/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 11/30/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/1/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy 8/1/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jan 13, 2021 09:05AM MelissaDallas wrote:

Best wishes and good luck Flynn. I hope they get your (hopefully benign) headaches sorted out

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Jan 13, 2021 09:25AM Beesie wrote:

Fingers crossed here too. Good luck!


“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Jan 13, 2021 01:53PM LivinLife wrote:

Wishing you the best Flynn! Keep us posted please....

Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Jan 13, 2021 05:36PM Salamandra wrote:

Good luck! Hoping they are able to rule out anything and you have to keep hunting down the mystery!!

Dx at 39. 1.8cm. Oncotype 9. Dx 9/19/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/18/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 12/3/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2019 Fareston (toremifene)
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Jan 13, 2021 08:04PM 2019whatayear wrote:

my fingers and toes are crossed that you are back here ASAP to tell us that your brain is very unremarkable on the MRI!

5/6/2019 IDC 2cm, micromet 1/9 nodes, BRCA2+, ER+, PR+, HER- BMX 6/2019, A/C & Taxol 2019, Radiation, BSO - preventative 2/2020, Letrozole 3/1/2020
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Jan 14, 2021 01:22AM NorCalS wrote:

Flynn,

🤞 and toes crossed for you too. Let us know how it went

Dx: 06/2019, left breast, ER/PR-, Her2-. Treatment: 06/2019 - 11/2019 AC/T. Surgery: Lumpectomy with axillary dissection in 12/2019. Radiation: 01/2020-03/2020. Xeloda - 03/2020-09/2020
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Jan 21, 2021 02:39PM Flynn wrote:

Thanks for the supportive comments, ladies! Everything checked out fine.
I got a message pretty quickly that the mri was good and that my internist could see me Wed afternoon to discuss it further. I was very happy about good results but wasn’t sure what to make of the note that said we’d discuss the mri further. So I went in yesterday and we just reviewed the report and then discussed the headaches in much more depth. I had labs run which also were good. Now, I have a script for some meds.

I’ll be heading back to my MO in 3 weeks for my 4 year appointment. Feeling very thankful.

Dx 2/2017, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/28/2017 AC Chemotherapy 9/1/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 11/30/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/1/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy 8/1/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jan 21, 2021 03:08PM Astrid wrote:

Great news Flynn.

I hope the headaches subside for you.

Astrid.🌺

"You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on." Heraclitus Dx 6/2002, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 6/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 21, 2021 04:26PM LivinLife wrote:

Great news! Soooooo happy for you!

Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Jan 21, 2021 04:49PM lexie2002 wrote:

FLYNN that's wonderful news. ThumbsUp I'm sort of going thru the same thing. It's been mostly my back, and I've been having headaches that don't seem to go away. Started earlier this month. I am having plugged ears, mucous (clear not colored) and these stupid headaches. My doctor is now focusing on getting a head CT! :( Why can't she just say it's my sinuses!?

I am so happy for you. I'll keep you in my prayers. Since you said you had experienced Migraines maybe it's related? I have a good feeling your gonna be just fine.

BIG HUGS!

Dx 4/2013, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 1/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/12/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 6/19/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/26/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/30/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 21, 2021 06:37PM KBeee wrote:

Hoping you get answers for your headache and that it's a benign answer.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/25/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/19/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/11/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/22/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/28/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/24/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/30/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/24/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 21, 2021 06:46PM 2019whatayear wrote:

wonderful news!!!!! So happy your MRI was good !

5/6/2019 IDC 2cm, micromet 1/9 nodes, BRCA2+, ER+, PR+, HER- BMX 6/2019, A/C & Taxol 2019, Radiation, BSO - preventative 2/2020, Letrozole 3/1/2020

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