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Topic: MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN 40-60ish

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2009 01:25AM - edited Feb 13, 2019 06:38PM by elimar

elimar wrote:

This thread was created for "middle-aged" women. At the time, we didn't have our own category on the pull-down Forum menu. The ages 40-60 in the header are unofficial--we don't "card" anyone, (wink, wink) --- so if you are close in age it's meant for you as well. We aren't young with small children. Many of us have just gotten to the stage where we were all set to enjoy the freedom of our kids being grown when, Bam!, we got breast cancer instead. We aren't retired yet, so we get to juggle cancer and a job. We might have to care for an elderly parent on days when we feel like we could use a caregiver ourselves!

(BTW, those are general statements, NOT a checklist for belonging to this group. It's fine if you have some variation!!!)

Our disease unites us with ALL the strong sisters on this site, but here we can bring up some topics to share with others in the "middle."

s.i awareness Pictures, Images and Photos

"Home of the Hot Flash"



Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 27, 2019 05:34AM Momine wrote:

Hi all, I have been away from BCO for a while, busy with work and life and a photo project.

I wanted photos that highlighted femininity and that showed me as a full woman in spite of the lack of boobs.

We just got published in Flaunt Magazine, so have a look!

https://www.flaunt.com/content/androgyne

If you have Instagram, please give the Insta post a like, to show Flaunt that their move is appreciated: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1pZhrrn0jV/

Hope everyone is doing well! Feel free to share the Insta link far and wide :)

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 13, 2019 01:42AM Tomboy wrote:

Momine, that's awesome!

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Sep 13, 2019 04:25PM MinusTwo wrote:

Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 17, 2019 01:14AM Momine wrote:

Tomboy and Minus, thanks for taking a look :)

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 18, 2019 10:25PM HoneyBeaw wrote:

Wow, those are Fabalous You did great

Surgery 11/27/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 12/5/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Sep 27, 2019 10:27AM Momine wrote:

Honey, Thanks!

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 5, 2019 09:27AM - edited Oct 5, 2019 09:29AM by Loral

Eli...Congratulations on being Free...I hit my seven years this month...Yes I think about it at times, a pain in the boob gets we wondering, but I have a 3D mammogram yearly along with a breast ultrasound, and everything looks good...I still see my Oncologist twice a year, he said we'll be friends for life, if that's what it takes I'm all in.....I'm sorry about your friend.

Hello to everyone else, I'm good just aches and pains from arthritis....


Loral


Oncotype DX 34....When NOTHING is sure, EVERYTHING is possible ,so NEVER, EVER, GIVE UP HOPE!! Dx 9/11/2012, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 14, 2019 02:38PM Lamp wrote:

Awesome pics and writeup 💕

Thanks for sharing!

Keep well!

Dx 10/15/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 5, 2019 11:09AM kkuziel wrote:

Glad to see some old “friends” still posting and doing well. I’ll be hitting the 8 year mark since diagnosis in a month. Doing well, health wise, personal life has taken some very unexpected turns which has been far more stressful than cancer was. But life seems to be all about change and I’ve been hit on the head with a big one over the past three years. Ready to put 2017, 2018, and 2019 to bed and looking forward to a less stressful 2020. Be well

Dx 12/20/2012, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/18/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 3/13/2013 3DCRT Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 12, 2019 04:24AM Iknewit wrote:

Hi all,

Iam 41, and have been advised by my Oncologist to consider Tamoxifen for 5 years. I was wondering other than hot flashes, which I have all the time, did anyone notice loss of hair, leg pain etc. Iam still recovering from my left breast MX, about 1 month ago, had a 12 cm Dcis, that was supposed to be only 6cm, no radiation or chemo, but I have a high family risk. Unfortunately they never told me of hormone response factors, I was told it was because it was a MX. Either way nice to meet you all.




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Nov 12, 2019 09:27AM NativeMainer wrote:

Kkuziel--lifting a glass to a better, healthier and happier 2020!

Iknewit--ask your Onc again about the hormone receptor status, if they didn't test at the time of surgery there should still be some tissue being held in a tumor bank that you can get the testing done one. If the cells weren't ER+, there's no reason to take Tamoxifen, if they were ER+, it can be a great benefit to you.

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Nov 25, 2019 09:22PM Walden1 wrote:

My MO wants to switch me from Zoladex to buserelin, for ovarian suppression. Anyone else using buserelin? What can I expect

Dx 12/28/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/10/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/2/2018 Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Nov 25, 2019 11:10PM MinusTwo wrote:

Walden - this is not an active thread. You could start a new thread specifying 'buserelin' or post at the chemo or surgery threads or hormonal supplement threads where you previously posted.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Dec 2, 2019 01:10PM Momine wrote:

Lamp, thanks so much. 2 of the photos are currently in the gallery sho Body Beautiful in NYC at The Untitled Gallery.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 3, 2019 02:34PM ROAREUS wrote:

Hello...


I have not been here for a long time and unfortunately, it seems like I only come here when I am scared.. I am constantly feeling my breasts because I am afraid I will miss something. On Saturday Night, early Sunday Morning, I squeezed my left nipple and a drop of blood came out. Nothing on the cancer side, my right side. So, needless to say, I am worried about the worst. I am scared that it may be back. All I can think about is my elderly parents, husband, and my sweet 8 year old twins. I am going to see the NP tomorrow. HELP!!

Dx 9/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/24/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy

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