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Topic: scanxiety, cant stop thinking im going to die

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

Posted on: Dec 26, 2021 08:54AM

minarchist wrote:

hi, i have no one to talk to and im freaking out and i need just anyone to please help me think everything is going to be OK

i have been in treatment for stage one since the end of 2019, lumpectomy, sentinal node removal, radiation, tamoxifen--you know the drill

my mammos have been clean, i dont feel bad, i take my tamoxifen religiously, Dr.s have been happy with my progress every time

last time i had blood drawn my CA 27.29 was elevated to 43 and i have to wait til the 30th for a full chest abdomen and pelvis CT scan. i cant stop worrying that i have ovarian cancer and im going to die. like this is it. i dotn know what anyoen alive could say to me to help me. i take care of my 102 yr old deaf blind grandmother, if i have to put her in respite care for soem kind of surgery it will cost me 10k a month, just to die anyway.

anyway, i have literally no way of comprehending what the chances are theyre going to find something worse, i cant stop thinking that elevated number DEFINITELY means "this is it", even though my dr didnt seem too alarmed by it and said she just wanted to check, just the fact that she ordered such a big scan makes me think she DOES think its something

i feel like im going to burst into tears and scream "OMG IM GOING TO DIE" every second

if anyone can help me i would really appreciate it, because i dont think i can take this


Dx 10/24/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/3/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/27/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx DCIS, Right, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+
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Jan 4, 2022 03:11PM minarchist wrote:

aye aye captain!

Dx 10/24/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/3/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/27/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx DCIS, Right, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+
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Jan 4, 2022 04:05PM LaughingGull wrote:

So happy for you, minarchist !!!


ACx4, THPx4, HP (1y); Nerlynx (1y); Arimidex (expected 10y); Surgery: BMX + ALND, Oophorectomy, Reconstruction. Radiation. Dx 10/26/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jan 4, 2022 04:26PM minarchist wrote:

thank you LaughingGull!

Dx 10/24/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/3/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/27/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx DCIS, Right, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+
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Jan 12, 2022 05:28PM minarchist wrote:

just a last follow up in case someone finds this thread one day and wants hopeful results, in the end the MRI turned up a multilocular simple cyst that was smaller than the cat scan found, no evidence of malignancy, no follow up recommended

Dx 10/24/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/3/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/27/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx DCIS, Right, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+
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Jan 12, 2022 07:02PM Salamandra wrote:

Yay!!!

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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