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Topic: Ladies in EARLY 50's.....cancer dx....

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

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Posted on: Feb 10, 2019 04:03PM

Jons_girl wrote:

Hi I am curious about something. I found a lump when I was 49. DX happened not long after my 50th bday in 2017. I had surgery, chose no radiation or tamoxifen with my medical oncologists support.

So....with that all said, my question is: "Do you think there is a correlation between going into menopause and dx of breast cancer?" I have been premenopausal the past couple of years. But now I believe I may be in active menopause. (I still have 6 mo to go to have my 1 yr no cycle) I just wonder if my hormones being wonky because of my pre menopausal state could have also contributed to my cancer? Just curious if anyone else has wondered about this.

Breast cancer at age 49. Felt tumor. Wasn’t caught on mammo even after feeling tumor. Ultrasound caught my cancer. Dx 6/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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May 16, 2020 01:05AM Jons_girl wrote:

LB13: thank you for sharing your experience with us. Hope all is going well right now with your radiation. We are here for you chat anytime!

Your cancer was similar to mine. Little different but similar stage. You caught it early!! That’s good!

I too have cancer in my extended family. I remember the two week or more waiting period for my genetic test. 😩I did the blood test. Still had to wait. Even with the cancer in my extended family, it turned out to be negative. Keep us posted on how that goes if you don’t mind sharing.

Hoping all your treatments go well!

Breast cancer at age 49. Felt tumor. Wasn’t caught on mammo even after feeling tumor. Ultrasound caught my cancer. Dx 6/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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May 18, 2020 01:03PM LB13 wrote:

Thank you @jons_girl - I will keep you posted. I appreciate your encouragement! :)

Dx 1/28/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/25/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/28/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 18, 2020 09:12PM Jons_girl wrote:

You're welcome! Have a wonderful week. Thank you for keeping us posted.

Breast cancer at age 49. Felt tumor. Wasn’t caught on mammo even after feeling tumor. Ultrasound caught my cancer. Dx 6/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Oct 9, 2020 02:12PM LB13 wrote:

I just realized I never answered this after my genetic testing. I had 78 genes tested and do not have any 'bad' ones. Thank God! I finished radiation on June 9th with a serious set of oozing burns that took a bit to heal. I started Tamoxifen on June 24th. 3 1/2 months in on Tamoxifen - and I have some side effects - but managing so far. I still have mild swelling in my radiated breast and it is warm and pink all the time. The area where my lymph nodes were removed is itchy - a lot.

I try NOT to live my life with worry and fear - but the possibility of ever going through this again has me thinking every ache or pain is cancer rearing it's ugly, ugly head. I tell myself all the good things.... caught it early, low type Luminal A, low mammaprint score, stage IA..... all that - but my mind races. Anyone else in my boat??

Dx 1/28/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/25/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/28/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 10, 2020 12:45AM Jons_girl wrote:

Hi LB13:

Thanks for letting us know how testing and treatment went. Hope all is going well for you post treatment.

Yes I struggle with those “mind racing” times too when I have pain. I get diagnostics every 6 mo so that tends to put my mind at ease. And the further away from dx I get without another recurrence I seem to be less concerned about pain. But I’m not sure I will ever not have thoughts of concern. Time will tell.

I hope all goes well during your recovery. Have a wonderful weekend

Breast cancer at age 49. Felt tumor. Wasn’t caught on mammo even after feeling tumor. Ultrasound caught my cancer. Dx 6/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel

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