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Sep 5, 2022 12:15AM
I was diagnosed with a local recurrence in Feb 2022. Original DX in 2017 was IDC Stage 1b ER + (10%) PR- and Her2+ . Had lumpectomy, TCH, Radiation and was prescribed AI. I chose not to take the AI. When I first got the recurrence DX, I felt terrible about not taking it but my Onc made me feel better about my choice. Everyone is different and responds to treatment differently. Despite Radiation, Chemo + Herceptin my cancer my came back. My guess is it probably would have come back even if I had taken the AI, so I'm thankful that for 5 years, I didn't have to deal with potentially icky SEs from the AI.
Having said that, cancer recurrence is scary and I have spent quite a bit of the last 7 months questioning why this happened.
My new DX is Multifocal Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Grade 3, Stage 1 ER+, PR+ Her2+ and Extensive DCIS, Grade 3. Luckily no node involvement. Fingers crossed my mastectomy and current treatments will do the trick. As soon as Her2 targeted therapy is done, I'll be starting AI, not looking forward to it but I'm going to do it this time.
Take care everyone! May we all have excellent outcomes, because cancer really does suck....
Left, <1, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+, ISH
DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-
IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+, ISH