Topic: 22/24 positive lymph nodes Anyone with similar?

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer — Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2010 07:19PM

Posted on: Nov 13, 2010 07:19PM

snowman1 wrote:

I just had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for invasive lobular cancer. My surgeon said that I had 22/24 positive lymph nodes. I am very concerned about this high number. Has anyone else had an experience with this many pos.nodes.

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Nov 13, 2010 09:35PM peace4friend wrote:

I had 30 of them come back positive.It is a very scary thing to hear, but try not to worry.The lymph nodes are there to clean out your system. They are doing their job. I have been cancer free for 6 years.

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Nov 13, 2010 10:16PM snowman1 wrote:

Thank you so much for your reply, it gives me hope and encouragement!

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Nov 14, 2010 08:00AM pitanga wrote:

The writer and cultural critic Susan Sontag had 39 positive nodes when she was dx'd in the mid 1970s. They classed this as Stage IV and believed she would not last for more than a few months.

She lived until 2004, and her death was caused by another cancer, not related to BC. If you google her name you will find a lot about her experience.

She is my muse.

Hang in there,

Lisa 

Round 1-- 1999, age 39, Stage IIA. Round 2-- 2009, local recurrence and bone mets. Dx 2/5/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 14, 2010 08:12AM cat54 wrote:

 YES, I had 17 out of 20 positive nodes and was sent for a cat scan and pet scan immediately, I suggest you do the same, mine luckily was clear but they told me it was now stage 3 cancer... but still very treatable with a good outcome.... hope that helps, Cat

Dx 8/18/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 17/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Nov 14, 2010 06:57PM - edited Nov 14, 2010 07:00PM by snowman1

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Nov 14, 2010 07:10PM snowman1 wrote:

 I hope this post wind up in the right spot this time, new at this! Thank you for the encouraging replies! God Bless you and watch over you!

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Nov 14, 2010 07:13PM Ondagrow wrote:

11 out of 13...then i had a pet scan and they suspected two more...

‘FunNY hOW lIfE sHoWs uP WiTh nO nOTIficATion aNd I mUst aDjust’
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Nov 15, 2010 11:47AM dlb823 wrote:

snowman1, check the Stage III forum (Forum Index above).  You will find quite a few women there who had multiple node involvement and are doing fine after aggressive treatment.   And remember that any published stats you may find pertain to women who were treated 5, 10 or more years ago -- not with today's third generation of chemo drugs and much more targeted therapy.  Just be sure that you have a medical team that believes your prognosis and outcome can be positive with proper treatment.  And if you have even a shadow of a doubt about that or anything they tell you, absolutely get a second opinion.    Deanna     

Deanna "The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears" Native American proverb Dx 2/1/2008, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/3/2014, Stage IV
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Nov 15, 2010 12:24PM snowman1 wrote:

Good advice, much appreciated!

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