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Dec 31, 2017 03:37AM
The initial paperwork I have for my first batch of treatments listed it as armadex and it was all pre surgery treatment so far. My tumors were hard to find and the stage 3c paperwork must have been before last 2 biopsies on my right came back and they weren't official tumors on the right breast yet so those results didn't change treatment choice but did amend it to stage 3 a with pre cancer clusters indicating same need for double mastectomy once my genetics report showed I was a braca 2 with unidentified mutation.
I have 2 cousins one slightly younger the other just over 50 currently in chemotherapy for breast cancer awaiting their results from free genetic tests now. Several other members of our family have had breast cancer in the past 5 years and the genetic tests were not covered by insurance at that time.
it was a strange Christmas gift but seeing the insurance company eat crow to get them was priceless to all of us for generations yet to come finally!
We all have lots to learn about what we are going through and the ovary issue is one of our biggest concerns on both sides of the fertility issue so thank you for sharing your information!
Hormone therapy is a hot topic for our family too and the information we are finding on the subject is making our choices easier to debate until it's time to start.
I have surgery January 9 and will find out if radiation is needed or if I had a complete response as indicated.
Best of luck to everyone for the new year
6/25/2017, IDC, Both breasts, Stage IIIC, ER+, HER2-
7/14/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Doxil (doxorubicin), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel)
9/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
1/9/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
1/9/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction, Tissue expander placement