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

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

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014 02:11PM

YoungTurkNYC wrote:

Hello All,

I just wanted to start a new thread for ladies in their 40s.  Although we are considered "middle aged," many of us are still dealing with issues concerning young women, such as fertility, pre-menopausal status and related treatment decisions, young children at home, being single etc.  Both younger ladies (in their 20s and 30s) and older ladies (60s and above) have been so gracious to include us on their threads, but I thought we could have our own place to meet.  Also, obviously, this is not a thread to exclude anyone due to age. If you share similar concerns or issues (or if you are "near" your 40s), please post.

I will start by introducing myself - I was diagnosed at the age of 40 in October 2012.  I have two young children at home (9 year-old twins), and I still work, and I am very far away from retirement.  I did make the decision to have my ovaries removed due to the fact that I could not take tamoxifen due to a blood clotting issue, and therefore, I was sent to instant menopause.  I look forward to meeting you ladies.

Dx 10/14/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes Dx 10/14/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/14/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Surgery 10/25/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/10/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/29/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 7/9/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 14, 2014 03:17PM YoungTurkNYC wrote:

I am so sorry you had to join us roareus.  I have a boy and girl twins too - they are 9!  I completely understand how you feel.

Dx 10/14/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes Dx 10/14/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/14/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Surgery 10/25/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/10/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/29/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 7/9/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 15, 2014 12:04PM audra67 wrote:

Bluewillows- Question:  why did your MO say no to fat grafting?  I had some when implants put in and my PS said they 'always' do fat grafting as the skin around the implant needs filling or it looks weird...what does it do to have it with er pr positive?

All of you that have had ooph/hysterectomy- how was recovery?  How is that menopause different than chemopause ? 

Do you still have to take Tamoxifen or another med?

thanks

Dx 9/5/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/24/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/30/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 11/13/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/4/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy
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Feb 15, 2014 02:48PM YoungTurkNYC wrote:

Audra - i had an extremely easy recovery from ooph and minimal menopausal symptoms. I believe fat is one of the tissues in which estrogen is produced in a post menopausal woman.  I assume (but do not know) that the fat in close proximity to breast tissue may feed the breast tissue estrogen. This is what came to my mind when I read about the fat grafting but do not know the answer.

Dx 10/14/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes Dx 10/14/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/14/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Surgery 10/25/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/10/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/29/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 7/9/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 15, 2014 02:51PM - edited Feb 15, 2014 07:15PM by YoungTurkNYC

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Dx 10/14/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes Dx 10/14/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/14/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Surgery 10/25/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/10/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/29/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 7/9/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 15, 2014 05:50PM Enerva wrote:

Hi, i heard about the same risk with Estrogen and fat but i didnt research much i just refused to get it done, more cuz i am afraid of lipo complications. Now i ll see a new PS hope he can help me get better results, my exchange was in Dec 24, so only 2 months ago. Not sure how long i need to wait before a revision surgery.   

Surgery 3/24/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 8/26/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/13/2017, LCIS, 6cm+, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2017 Zoladex (goserelin)
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Feb 15, 2014 06:45PM bluewillowskys wrote:

Audra: yes the doctor (two of them) said they dont trust yet that the fat graft would not feed the cancer cells because of estrogen being in the fat and my cells were estrogen positive. They both said they didnt feel there had been long enough studies yet on doing the grafting in cases such as mine.

Yippy Skippy ! Dx 4/7/2011, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+ Radiation Therapy 6/1/2011 Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2011
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Feb 15, 2014 07:00PM Mirona wrote:



I was 44 at dx. It started with a bloody nipple discharge on the left breast. Mammogram shoed a lump and I was sent for further testing. At the hospital another surprise they found another lump on the right side too. Between April and September I have been through double mastectomy, 4 rounds of chemotherapy and ooph and found out that I am a brca2 positive. Recently I was complaining about back pain. I have done a CT scan which came negative for mets but have found that I have advance spinal stenosis. I am on Tamoxifen . I have bad hot flashes and joint pains. I am not thinking reconstruction because of my low tolerance to pain. I am thankful for every day that is cancer and pain free. This is my journey so far.




Dx 2/28/2013, IDC, Both breasts, 2cm, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/24/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/12/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/11/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 16, 2014 06:07PM Okiemomof4 wrote:

I'll join this group, too. Diagnosed one month before my 48th birthday in April of 2012. Have 4 children. It is nice to have a group that gets it.

Dx 4/9/2012, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/3/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/10/2012 Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2012 Surgery 1/28/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/4/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/23/2016 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 4/17/2017 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Feb 16, 2014 07:19PM CarpeVinum wrote:

Oh Mirona I can empathize with the hot flashes. Sometimes every 30 minutes for me. Drenched. I've got three gorgeous wigs and I've worn them a total of 2 times since last April because it's just too hot!

Originally dxd Jan 2013 St II IDC in L br, second dx Oct 31 2013 ST IV mets to T4 spine. Started Xgeva March 2014. Progression found July 2014 in soft tissue of back and residual tumor at T4 pedicle. 5 X external beam rads & 5 X Cyberknife Aug 2014. Dx 1/17/2013, IDC, Stage II, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 4/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/31/2013, IDC, Stage IV, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/11/2013 Bone Chemotherapy 1/6/2014 AC Dx 6/2014, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 8/6/2014 Bone Radiation Therapy 8/20/2014 Bone
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Feb 18, 2014 08:26PM pzercher wrote:

ROAREUS:  We were diagnosed just a day apart.

I have three sons, ages 14, 18, and 20. They have been really wonderful. My middle son even asked to feel the lump before I had it removed--I think it made it more real for him. He seems to be the only one who is not afraid to say what he is thinking and feeling, and to ask the hard questions.  No platitudes from him. We have had some pretty amazing conversations about breasts (occasional awkward moments, as he has a quite buxom girlfriend, hahaha).  

I am trying not to lose sight of the hopeful stories as well.  My college roommate was diagnosed at 32 with your exact stats, and she is cancer-free 15 years later.  And is raising two beautiful adopted children!  Courage...

Dx 9/10/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/4/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2013 Surgery 7/21/2014 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap
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Feb 18, 2014 09:11PM Macintx wrote:

I just found this thread.  I am 49 and have 2 kids, 23 and 21.  First person in my family to get BC.  What I noticed first was the hard lump in my armpit. That's what I originally pointed out to my ObGyn at my annual appt.  She subsequently sent me for a diagnostic mammogram and US which warranted a biopsy of both breast and lymph node.  Even after my dx, I still couldn't feel my breast tumor since it was small, deep and near the chest wall, and I have dense breast tissue around the outer edges.   I have gotten a mammogram every year since 40, but unfortunately they were always the old-fashioned film ones, not digital.  After getting a diagnostic digital mammogram this year and finding the suspicious area, I wonder if the "benign calcifications" they had noted on my previous few years' reports would have been looked at more closely if they could have seen them better.  It's amazing the difference between digital mammograms and the old film types.  Like night and day as far as what they can see.  Oh well, can't go back, so just looking forward to getting past chemo and radiation!

Dx 1/8/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 2/24/2014 AC Chemotherapy 4/21/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/29/2014 Hormonal Therapy 8/14/2014 Surgery 10/7/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Feb 18, 2014 09:20PM Gonein40 wrote:

welcome to the thread.  You have come to the right place.  I have learned so much from these forums. You will not be disappointed.  I also have children  19,25,27 and it's not just them going thru this. It's all of us.  Good place to ask lots of questions or get answers to some you want answers to. Good luck with your journey but remember we are not alone.  

Dx 9/11/2013, IBC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes Surgery 11/20/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Feb 18, 2014 09:28PM Macintx wrote:

I do have a question.  Does anyone know if you have to have risk factors to be BRCA tested (and have insurance pay for it?)  I don't really fit the criteria for testing (no family history- no females in my family have had any cancer, let alone breast or ovarian), only Dad had Colon and Prostate- both in his 70's.)  But, I have an identical twin sister and daughter who would really like to know.  Plus, I met a girl who was told she had no reason to get tested (same thing, no family history) so she paid for it herself (several thousand dollars) and it turned out she tested positive for the gene!

Dx 1/8/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 2/24/2014 AC Chemotherapy 4/21/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/29/2014 Hormonal Therapy 8/14/2014 Surgery 10/7/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Feb 18, 2014 10:41PM Marlene18 wrote:

Hi Macintx, we're up in Canada (so not on private health insurance) but my identical twin sister was immediately tested for BRCA because of us being twins, though we had no family history until her diagnosis. (We're negative for the genetic mutations but we both still got BC anyway.)

Thanks for starting this thread YoungTurk - I'm turning 40 in a couple months. My twin sister is a six-year survivor and expecting her second child this summer. I was diagnosed during pregnancy at 38 and my daughter just turned one. I just finished Herceptin in January so I'm really looking forward to the end of those side effects (fatigue mostly and the annoying nose drip), just the tamoxifen achiness to endure now. I only seem to get the sweats at night so I just changed to taking my pill in the morning to see if that makes a difference. Good to meet you all. :)

Dx 8/21/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 9/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/15/2012 AC Targeted Therapy 2/18/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/18/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy
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Feb 19, 2014 09:38AM MCbeach wrote:

Hi All-

Dx at 43 10/11/13.  I had a call back mammo, dense breasts, one of many callbacks, this time they called for a biopsy.  Biopsy was positive for DCIS, Gr. 3.  Had prior augmentation so not a lot of options as the rads would have left me disfigured, so BMX in November w/ TE placement (nodes clear!).  Clear side had ADH and DCIS was much larger then originally thought - so glad I went for the BMX.  I'm scheduled for my exchange in March.  BRCA negative.

I have 2 girls, 11 & 14 and have been married 16 years.

Bluewillowskys-If you get an MRI make sure it is timed to your cycle.  Mine was not so the test was worthless.

Dx 10/11/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 11/13/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 11/19/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 3/16/2014 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/5/2014 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting
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Feb 19, 2014 10:21AM tangandchris wrote:


Hi ladies...I found this thread late. I was dx'd at 39 on 10/24/13 and I turned 40 on 1/18/14. I've had 3 surgeries including BIMX and then having my TE's removed due to infection. I just finally started chemo last Thursday, 6 rounds TAC. I'm married :) DH is has been holding up well under all of this, but it is hard on him. I feel guilty alot that I'm causing so much stress, even though I know it is ilogical. We have 3 girls, 21, 15, 4...mine, his, and ours. The oldest is out of touch and doing her own thing, the middle lives with her mom so she isn't here much and the baby is...well my baby. She's a strong little girl, but this has been hard on her too.

I haven't read thru all of the posts, but I will. I did see in the beginning lot's of people talking about how healthy they were when initial dx happened. I hate to say that I wasn't that healthy at all. I am overweight and have high blood pressure. I am sure that has not helped in my recovery issues. I do go thru my mind and wonder at times if this is what caused my BC, you see I am the first one in my family too.

Anyway, glad to find this thread. I hate going to the MO's office and seeing all these much older people than me there. It is HARD to see that.

((hugs))

My reconstruction with TE's failed...had them removed because of infection. I am still unsure of if or when I will try again. Dx 10/24/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/22/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/12/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/2020, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 19, 2014 12:03PM babyduck wrote:

Wandering if any of you worked during chemo? How much?

Dx 1/31/2014, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/27/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Chemotherapy 8/7/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Feb 19, 2014 12:46PM megonzal wrote:

To Macintx: I had the BRCA test done. I believe you do have to qualify based on risk factors in order for insurance to pay for it. One factor is being diagnosed with BC at the age of 45 or younger. Another is to have a family history of cancer (either BC or ovarian). For me, it was an aunt who had had ovarian cancer.

Dx 5/22/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/12/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2013
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Feb 19, 2014 01:32PM peacestrength wrote:

Babyduck - I did not work through chemo.  Some women do but for me there was no way that I could have handled anymore.  

2013, IDC Stage 3a
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Feb 19, 2014 01:53PM tangandchris wrote:


I am in the process of trying to work thru chemo. I had my first treatment last Thursday, was off Friday and Monday. So I had a long weekend to recover, but I am still worn out. Luckily I work from home....otherwise I don't know that I could do it.

I'm gonna keep going as long as I can.

My reconstruction with TE's failed...had them removed because of infection. I am still unsure of if or when I will try again. Dx 10/24/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/22/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/12/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/2020, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 19, 2014 03:43PM ROAREUS wrote:

I worked through chemo.  Had chemo on Thursdays, every other week.  I took Thursdays and Fridays off every other week and went back to work on Mondays.  Only work if you can handle it as we all react differently.  Good luck!

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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Feb 19, 2014 09:23PM odie16 wrote:

Hello everyone. 

I am 43 years old and was diagnosed at age 40. Failed my "baseline" mammogram. No family history and brca negative. Married with 3 grown boys and two neurotic fur babies. Currently on year 3 of the 10 year plan. Hoping for gentle treatment for everyone. 

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 20, 2014 06:44AM Swimmom2 wrote:

just want to add my 2 cents on the braca test. I was diagnosed 2 months shy of 46 and luckily made the cut off for braca testing. No family history, but based on being 45 or younger insurance usually pays.  I was negative, and thankful it was paid for. 

Dx 9/2013, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/5/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Feb 21, 2014 12:41AM Vannabrown3 wrote:

Hello Ladies! I am 43 (soon to be 44) and was diagnosed with Stage 1, er/pr+, her2-, BRCA- breast cancer. I am heading into my third round of chemo. I am going through chemo because I have a high oncotype score of 46. This damn oncotype score keeps me from finding any sort of peace for an extended period of time! What does stage 1 matter if I have a high risk of recurrence? I know the score is way to note that chemo will benefit me. I know that aggressive cancers respond well to treatment.  But the words, 'high risk of recurrence', are torturing me! I wish there were more stories of long term survivors that had a high oncotype score.

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Feb 21, 2014 12:43AM Vannabrown3 wrote:

I am a teacher, so I chose not to work due to the exposure of germs. However, if I had an office job, I think I would have continued working through chemo. Now that I have experienced two infusions, and have an idea of its effects on me, I think working would be doable.

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Feb 21, 2014 08:09AM Macintx wrote:

Vannabrown3, I'm not sure if it's better to know you have a high score, or be like me who didn't qualify for Oncotype testing or BRCA testing.  I didn't fit the criteria for either because of age, node status, being pre-menopausal, etc.   I knew I would have to have chemo based on my positive node (it was a tumor the same size as the breast tumor in the one node) but I have no idea as to my risk of recurrence.  I'm getting chemo, radiation and hormone treatment, so I'm going all out, but not sure if being in the dark is any better than knowing your score!

Dx 1/8/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 2/24/2014 AC Chemotherapy 4/21/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/29/2014 Hormonal Therapy 8/14/2014 Surgery 10/7/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Feb 21, 2014 08:31AM ROAREUS wrote:

Vannabrown3 - 

Please remember that the onco score was developed to come up with a more personalized treatment.  If I remember correctly, these recurrence scores indicate your chances of a recurrence with no treatment.  It is often used to determine whether you get chemo or no chemo.  Not sure what your diagnosis is but don't drive yourself crazy.  Talk to your doctor about what this means...

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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Feb 21, 2014 09:06AM YoungTurkNYC wrote:

vannabrown3 - my oncotype score is 48 for one tumor and 27 for the other, and I am stage 2a. My onc said I would likely get a huge benefit from chemo, and that's all that oncotype determines - effectiveness of chemo. So no worries you are lowering your chances of recurrence way down.

Dx 10/14/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes Dx 10/14/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/14/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Surgery 10/25/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/10/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/29/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 7/9/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 21, 2014 09:07AM YoungTurkNYC wrote:

welcome to the thread ladies

Dx 10/14/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes Dx 10/14/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/14/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Surgery 10/25/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/10/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/29/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 7/9/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 23, 2014 04:10PM babyduck wrote:

Ok y'all. Anybody had something show on PET scan? MO says everything looked good....except something lit in the brain. He feels confident it is nothing and says other drs would probably not even do more tests but he likes to be overly cautious and wants an MRI...a bit nervous of course. JW if anyone else had a scare?? I guess I'll know once it's done. He did go ahead and set up my chemo for Friday. A bit nervous about that too.

Dx 1/31/2014, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/27/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Chemotherapy 8/7/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)

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