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Forum: Stage I Breast Cancer — Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2010 12:40PM

DiannaSchmidt wrote:

In May 2010, I was diagnosed with invasive DCIS by a digital mammogram. The lump was 1.7 cm. On June 23, 2010, I had a lumpectomy after another mammogram and breast biopsy. The surgeon removed 3 cm of lump and tissue plus essential lymph nodes. The initial pathology during surgery came back clear margins. My health provider is the VA hospital (not too many female patients there). I have an appointment next week with oncology and radiation. My questions are many.

I had my post-op surgery visit yesterday.  The surgeon said that he got an 8mm clearance and no involvement of any of the four lymph nodes he removed. I see the oncologist on the 23rd.  What can I expect from that visit?

Guess I am just very scared and need some reassurance that I am not alone. Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks .

Dx 5/3/2010, IDC, 1cm
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Jul 10, 2010 12:52PM sheila888 wrote:

Dianna....You are not alone.

I can tell you from my experience usually they start with blood work followed by scans.

The treatment plan according to your ER PR HER+ status.

We have a stage I group called CALLING ALL STAGE I SISTERS 

Come and join us.



Sheila♥ Dx 4/8/2005, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/21/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/13/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 11/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 28, 2019 05:05PM Pinkpinkturk wrote:

hello sisters , I was stage1a , her2 positive. Tumor was 5mm invasive and 1,5 cm dcis.

I am 39 years old .

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Sep 28, 2019 05:28PM DorothyB wrote:

I didn't get any bloodwork or scans. They did the lumpectomy.

Your surgeon should have gotten ER and PR status from the biopsy. The HER2 status takes a bit longer. Might want to ask him about those three.

Then came radiation (although normally a visit w/ medical oncologist to be sure that chemo isn't needed would come first).

Diag. 4/19/2019 ER+ PR+ HER2 neg Lumpectomy 5/29/2019 IDC w/ DICS 2.0 cm Grade 3
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Feb 25, 2021 09:54PM stepitup01 wrote:

Where can this group be found?

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Feb 25, 2021 11:19PM moth wrote:

Hi stepitup, it's here

but not terribly active. If you can complete your diagnosis and treatment profile & change your settings to make them public they'll show in your signature line and then we might be better able to steer you to threads and discussions which might be of interest to you

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2020 External Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/2/2021 External: Bone

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