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Jan 15, 2019 02:49PM
Jan 15, 2019 06:44PM
I'm sorry to read of your recurrences too. Hopefully the node recurrence can be taken out and that's the end of it. Is it possible that this node was simply missed in original dx and just kept growing?
I think there is also some new data on axilla nodes not necessarily causing spread?
I had 1st recurrence 1 year out from double mx and both arms had axilla clearance in 1st surgery.
1 pos. Node left side and..2 tumours in left breast found..IDC. chemo only. Some years of aromasin.
Er+ PR + Her -
1st recurrence, my surgeon thought it was a micro met missed and not recurrence(probably)
Had wide excision and rads. Same pathology result as original dx. No further problems until
2012 ...9 years after 1st recurrence.
Right breast..this time ILC. yep..different pathology and this time ER - PR + Her2 -.
Wide excision and rads.
No further problems😀
I write hoping to give some hope. My cancer started in 2002
I have only had local recurrences...tons of treatment and ops.plus chronic side effect management.
And I agree with KBee about the difficulty emotionally.
You feel like you relate more to stage 3 and 4 people even if you have local recurrences.
I needed a lot of counselling post 3rd dx. It helped a bit.
Wishing you many many years of ned or chronic disease management, but no further spread.
Much love, empathy amd cyber hugs to all.
2002:IDC, double mast & double axilla clearance, chemo. 2003: recurrence left mast.IDC. rads. 2011:reconstruction 2012: recurrence right mast side ILC. rads. Left arm LE since 2003. Right arm LE dx 2016 LE left chest wall & mast.site dx late 2016.