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Posted on: Jan 24, 2017 01:34PM - edited Jan 28, 2017 01:00AM by Monetswaterlillies

Monetswaterlillies wrote:

Hi everyone,

My post won't be too popular but I'm entitled to feel the way I do--to fight cancer or not. Im 50 and recently dx with IDC. Clinical staging is in the works but regardless of the results, I just don't care to treat it. I have my reasons, and would like to talk with others who feel similar feelings.

Thanks so much, everyone.


Dx 1/20/2017, IDC, Right, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 22, 2018 05:00PM 53nancy wrote:

Diane, yes, I got over whatever made me sick, and I am hoping that is what affected my tumor markers. How are you doing? We are having a beautiful summer day in May! 27C and flowers are starting to bloom, and we have so much to look forward to.

Surgery 7/18/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 8/16/2017, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes Dx 8/16/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 11/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 9, 2018 07:18AM littlelal wrote:

Diagnosed with DCIS grade 0 - got lumpectomy beginning of june 2018 after feeling like I didn't want to even do that but succumbed to pressure to do something from my kids - I am refusing to take hormone drugs - I am 68 years old - kids pushing for me to at least get 16 day radiation treatment.  I just think now that I had that lumpectomy done and they found no cancer in any surrounding tissue - that cells could have dislodged already - my mind is racing.  Going to radiologist today to start treatment - but still not feeling good about it.   

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Jul 9, 2018 08:20AM edwards750 wrote:

Radiation was not that bad for me. I had a lumpectomy too. My BC was Stage 1b, grade 1. I had 33 treatments. I had slight burning and fatigue halfway through. I know lots of women who have suffered with radiation treatments but I was blessed.I also took Tamoxifen for 5 years. I’m 7 years out next month.

I never considered not doing radiation. To each her own but I didn’t want to take any chances. If it comes back I’ll know I’ve done all I can do to prevent it from happening.

Good luck!

Diane

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Jul 12, 2018 11:13AM 53nancy wrote:

littlelad, I wish you all the best in your decision making. I DID take 16 chemo radiation treatments; so far, I am considered clear, and won't know until the end of August how my tumor markers are doing. MO insists that I should do chemo if there is a recurrence, but I will have to let mu heart decide if and when it happens; at this point, I would still say no. I will be 65 this year and my husband is 74, and he is actually the reason I did radiation, not because he wanted me to, but because I did. If I was alone, I would have decided against. Go with you heart. I guess that is easy for me to say, because I don't have kids. It is very much an individual choice.

Surgery 7/18/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 8/16/2017, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes Dx 8/16/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 11/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 16, 2018 02:19AM DeborahM15 wrote:

encouragement, thank you so much for posting the interview with Dr. Ruth Parker Patterson and the information on mycircadianclock.org. I'm new and just trying to understand the acronyms being used. I am her2 triplepositive which seems to be a bit rare among the posters of this group. I believe/ for the best in using the “standard" treatments but my 14 yr old daughter died from chemo ( rhabdosarcoma cancer) I can't imagine going through it much less for six months on the assumption, but that's what everybody should get.

Deborah - Just diagnosed HEr2 Triple pos. Lumpectomy planned on 7/19, then Herceptin chemo and Blue Beam RadioTherapy Dx 6/18/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jul 16, 2018 09:32AM edwards750 wrote:

OMG Deborah I’m so sorry. I don’t blame you for rethinking the standard treatment.

Diane

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Jul 16, 2018 10:21AM couragement wrote:

Dear Deborah,

I am so glad you are writing, and deeply sorry to hear of your loss of your dear child. And now you find yourself here with triple positive breast cancer. I am so sorry. I am thinking of you with much love and care. Are you seeking treatment directly in Madera County? The reason I ask is that if you have the option of going toward UCSF for an opinion it may be helpful. I used our regional research university as my second opinion throughout treatment and they guided my decisions greatly. Had I had the option to use Herceptin and Perjeta without traditional chemos I would have. Some people in Europe have been able to get Herceptin and Perjecta alone without Taxols or carboplatins. Here the thinking is to give them with chemo as that is standard of care, they go hand in glove. But chemo only increases our survival by a very slim margin. Surgery is the clutch factor here. It gives us over 80 something percent of our survivability. The next in line for best outcomes are Herceptin and Perjeta. They are also clutch. I found an oncologist that was willing to work with my odd system (that gets just about every side effect a drug has) and she believed me when she saw my body react to the normal TCPH (regular chemo drugs with the Her2+ ones) in an extreme way. I only had two rounds of these, waited 5 weeks to reassess and then my oncologist moved me to Gemzar which is a rare move for an onc. Gemzar is milder and generally used in metastatic disease. But it worked as well as can be. I did not have a complete response, but I had a very good one that I am satisfied with given what I might have traded health wise in forging ahead with the classic cocktail for my cancer type. Had I had the wherewithal at the very beginning of treatment I might have really fought for only Herceptin and Perjeta.

Let us know how you are doing when and if you feel like it. I stand with you in hope and love.

May we all be well Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/10/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 8/16/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/15/2016 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Surgery 2/24/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/6/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Jul 17, 2018 05:23PM DeborahM15 wrote:

Thank you Edwards750 and couragement, I appreciate your words of acknowledgment and empathy. Tomorrow afternoon is surgery prep and then Thursday is my procedure at Kaiser. I can't wait to get the surgery over with so I can get my final pathology report and their plan for my treatment. I will look into a 2nd opinion I have family members who can get my treatment plan reviewed so I am feeling supported. My friends and family may not be as supportive when they find out that I'm likely to rule out chemo.

couragement - the usual "cocktail" for Her2+ was not possible for you but did they try just having you on Herceptin because I thought it was not a chemo drug and the side affects were very minimal?

Deborah - Just diagnosed HEr2 Triple pos. Lumpectomy planned on 7/19, then Herceptin chemo and Blue Beam RadioTherapy Dx 6/18/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jul 17, 2018 05:46PM couragement wrote:

Hi Deborah,

I am so pleased to hear you are readying for your surgery. May it go smoothly and with ease for you and your surgical team. I did do Herceptin and Perjeta and you are correct that they are not chemotherapy. They are targeted monoclonal antibody therapies. But in the United States they were studied in clinical trials in conjunction with the traditional chemotherapy drugs used for most breast cancers. The taxanes and the carboplatins. So that makes the mix of the chemo drugs and the targeted therapies (Herceptin and Perjeta) standard of care because that is how they were studied. I have only seen a few women on these boards able to opt out of chemo and only have Herceptin and Perjeta. And those women were in other countries besides the United States. So that is what I was hoping to communicate. If I thought I could have had a chance of having only Herceptin and Perjeta I might have looked to other countries to have them without chemo. But I did not have the strength (I have several other medical conditions) and my oncologist promised me she would work hard with me to make sure I did okay, and I believed her -and she did. So when I reacted strongly and adversely to the regular chemo drugs she switched me to a different chemo that has many fewer side effects and it was also effective. Thank goodness.

And thank goodness for your supportive family and friends. May they hold you up in strength.

May we all be well Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/10/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 8/16/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/15/2016 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Surgery 2/24/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/6/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Jul 18, 2018 01:47AM DeborahM15 wrote:

Thank you for the clarification ouragenen, I am so naive I hadn’t even considered that I could be refused Herceptin if I won’t agree to the chemo. Everyday I learn something more.

Continue health

Deborah - Just diagnosed HEr2 Triple pos. Lumpectomy planned on 7/19, then Herceptin chemo and Blue Beam RadioTherapy Dx 6/18/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jul 18, 2018 03:47PM couragement wrote:

Dear Deborah,

Best of luck on your lumpectomy tomorrow. Rest up and take the time after your surgery to just take good care of yourself and build strength. Much will be revealed after your lumpectomy, as you say, we learn more each day. Be sure not to be hard on yourself for the unknowns. Treat yourself with all the kindness you can muster.

Thinking of you with strength and love.

May we all be well Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/10/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 8/16/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/15/2016 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Surgery 2/24/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/6/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Jul 18, 2018 10:43PM 1redgirl wrote:

Since my mastectomy in April, I have had little communication with my doctors. I did see my oncologist 3 times after surgery when we discussed treatment which I refused. I have also been going to PT. However my nurse navigator has called me a few times wondering what my plan is. I spoke to her yesterday and asked if she knew anybody that could take me as a patient knowing my decision about treatment. She called around today and recommended a doctor that I do think will be a good fit. She spoke with his nurse and told her about me. Both felt under the circumstances he would be a great fit. So I am optimistic. I need somebody to follow me. One thing I really like is that he is fit and values nutrition.
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Jul 19, 2018 10:54AM edwards750 wrote:

I had a nurse navigator too. She was awesome.

Bottom line is it’s your body and your life and your call. I’m not sure I wouldn’t have refused chemo had it been the treatment I needed but as it was I only needed radiation and I opted to do just that.

The only advice I will give you is be sure of your choice and don’t second guess yourself or look back at some point and wonder what if..

Good luck!

Diane


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Jul 23, 2018 01:07AM DeborahM15 wrote:

Hi couragement, I had my surgery at 8 AM last Thursday. It went fine I was there until 4 PM just due to the nausea and sleepiness from the general anesthesia. The surgeon said he removed the cancer (what I suppose was a 1.3 cm lump) and two sentinel lymp notes and that they were tiny.

He said that the initiall pathology report looks really great that it did not seem to have traveled to my sentinel node‘s or beyond. I was pretty drowsy but he told my family he thought I might not need chemo? I don’t understand if I am triple positive HER2 how is the treatment plan not supposed to include chemo? Not that I would do it but I don’t understand his statements. I also don’t understand why when I look at my online records (Kaiser app) It shows that I am IBC how can I be both IBC at HER2 triple ositive? So confused can’t wait to figure out what the final pathology report says.

Deborah - Just diagnosed HEr2 Triple pos. Lumpectomy planned on 7/19, then Herceptin chemo and Blue Beam RadioTherapy Dx 6/18/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jul 23, 2018 01:36AM - edited Sep 15, 2018 05:52PM by Jadedjo

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This too shall pass. It might pass like a kidney stone but it will pass. Dx 7/2018, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Jul 23, 2018 09:00AM edwards750 wrote:

The nurse couldn’t understand the report? Seriously? What did your doctor say? That’s bizarre.

I don’t blame you at all if you choose not to do chemo despite what your doctors advise. To be fair I didn’t have to make that choice because my Oncotype score was low so I dodged chemo. I’m not sure what I would have done had it been on the table. Some women have made it through chemo with no debilitating side effects but many more have had a very difficult time.

I also understand when people say it will get better. They just don’t know what else to say. You really have to walk in our shoes to understand what we are going through.

Whatever you decide you are in control. Your medical team might protest your decision but at the end of the day it’s still your decision.

Good luck whatever you decide.

Diane
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Jul 23, 2018 01:34PM 53nancy wrote:

Hello to everyone, and hope your day is going well. We have been away on a quiet restful break from home and life, at a place that allowed us peace from worry and busyness and nw it's back to life again. Not sure if I shared that my scans in May and June were clear; a repeat blood work for tumor markers was done on June 18, and they are slightly down, but not enough to satisfy the oncologist, so am having more done in mid August. Further scans will be done in December, so it does seem like a definite change of lifestyle for a while. Knowing these tests await us just reinforce the possibility of recurrence, but I've made up my mind to just put in the back of my mind and try not to think about it.

Lovely sunny and breeze day here today after some almost unbearable heat, so we are enjoying while we can. Take care, and know you are in my thoughts.

Surgery 7/18/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 8/16/2017, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes Dx 8/16/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 11/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 24, 2018 03:04PM couragement wrote:

Hi Deborah!

Congratulations on your surgery. I hope you are recovering okay and not too uncomfortable. Great news about your sentinel nodes! Sometimes the surgeons are not too familiar with all the different subtypes of breast cancer. Being triple positive almost always requires Herceptin, and I honestly have not heard of anyone not being offered this since it was released for use over 20 years ago. I would wait to have all the data once you get your pathology back, as IBC is an entirely different kind of cancer than IDC. But I have indeed found that surgeons are often not as informed and sometimes don't even read the diagnosis as they don't have as much to do with that portion of treatment as an MO or a RO. Right now I would just focus on healing up and getting strong. I hope you have been sleeping, eating well, and resting. Do you know when you will see someone about the pathology?

Strength and love coming your way!

May we all be well Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/10/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 8/16/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/15/2016 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Surgery 2/24/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/6/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Jul 25, 2018 04:30AM - edited Sep 15, 2018 05:52PM by Jadedjo

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This too shall pass. It might pass like a kidney stone but it will pass. Dx 7/2018, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Aug 7, 2018 08:49PM bblue wrote:

I am now 63. I was diagnosed with DCIS in 2011. I chose to have no treatment and went on with my life. I did a great deal of research before making the decision. I didn't have another mammogram for three years. The result was absolutely normal. I do not trust the way that we are being diagnosed and offered treatment as for real cancer with DCIS. I am one of the ones who did absolutely nothing after the biopsy. I would really like to communicate with other women in similar circumstances.

Dx 8/25/2011, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
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Aug 7, 2018 08:57PM Pi-Xi wrote:

bblue, that's great news! Sadly, I was diagnosed with DCIS and surgery discovered a not insignificant invasive cancer. I had thought long and hard about taking a wait and see approach. Perhaps it was good in my case that I decided to go with surgery.

Oncotype 12 Dx 4/7/2016, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/11/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Dx 8/3/2016, DCIS/IDC/IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 7, 2018 09:11PM bblue wrote:

I'm so sorry that happened! I don't remember the size of what they found but it was so small I believe they got it all in the biopsy. My experience has left me deeply conflicted about the treatment women get. My gyn even let me stay on hormones after the diagnosis. I had severe migraines w/o estrogen. I"m off the hormones now but have real trust issues. I feel like I would have had surgery and all the treatments for no reason. I'm wondering if there are any women like me out there.

Dx 8/25/2011, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
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Aug 7, 2018 09:26PM Pi-Xi wrote:

Most women just follow standard of care. I too have gambled in some respects despite the radical surgery choice.
Oncotype 12 Dx 4/7/2016, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/11/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Dx 8/3/2016, DCIS/IDC/IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 7, 2018 11:00PM Jimiwithani wrote:

I’m 52 and doing it all. But....after one week I am praying I can preserve. If it comes back I don’t think I would want to do it again at a later stage in life. I say each person needs to make their own decision. I wish there were statistics/data on those who opt not to have any treatment or surgery and no chemo etc. we are all scared and brave in our own way.

Dx 7/3/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Aug 8, 2018 08:56AM edwards750 wrote:

I wish there were stats too Jimi. Idk anyone who didn’t go the conventional treatment route. I did because I was too afraid to do otherwise. To me it was like playing Russian roulette with my life to not follow protocol but that’s just me and what does that say about our choices when women are still dying with the treatments? So you roll the dice and hope for the best

One thing I can say with absolute certainty is if I had to have chemo to buy me a few more months I would definitely not do it. QOL is more important.

Diane

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Aug 8, 2018 09:40PM 1redgirl wrote:

I was diagnosed with DCIS when I was about 40. I am now 66. I had a lumpectomy and then a few days later called back to take out more since margins were not clear. I told them then absolutely no radiation or chemo. At that time, mastectomies was recommended a lot. My oncologist was furious with me as was my family doctor for refusing treatment. Here is something funny to share. I saw the oncologist by myself. My husband was traveling. The oncologist was shocked I was there by myself. He wanted to immediately put me on anti depressants. Said every woman diagnosed with bc goes on antidepressants. Really? I was fine. I was in the process of moving as well. Very stressful. I admit I just blew off the cancer. Just went on with life. A slight interruption. I did the mammograms every 6 mos for several years. Then once a year. I also was called to participate in different trials. Again, I just felt DCIS was just a pre cancer issue.

After 20 years, I never thought bc would happen to me again. It has. IDC. Other breast. I also had DCIS as well with IDC. I do not regret my decision years ago. These cancers are unrelated, or so everybody thinks. I was cancer free for a long time. I am grateful I was. I have once again refused conventional treatment. I realize two different cancers. This time aggressive. I want to enjoy what time I have left. I have had a great summer. I hope my cancer stays away, but each day I mark in my mind. I have my husband take lots of pictures of our time together now. I have had a full life.
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Aug 9, 2018 12:06AM Meow13 wrote:

Nobody can tell you what to do or judge you for how you have decided to treat cancer. We make the decisions. Unless there is a obvious cure that doesn't destroy QOL I say they are mere advisors at best.

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Aug 9, 2018 08:36AM edwards750 wrote:

It’s your body, your life, your call. Whatever you decide just don’t look back and say what if.

Diane

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Aug 9, 2018 10:23AM Warrior2018 wrote:

I feel like it’s conventional medicine that is saying “what if” and using that as reason for aggressive therapy. I had surgery but that’s it so far. I’m going back and forth about Tamoxifen but still can’t decide. I truly feel that it’s lifestyle that will make the most impact for me. For me, my focus is diet and at least 150 minutes of exercise weekly. If it comes back, it comes back and I’ll still have many treatment options at that time if I choose to do them. I know this isn’t everyone’s thinking. Like the OP said, it isn’t a “popular” way of thinking but my body my choice.


AKA- Paleo Unicorn 🦄😊 Dx 3/14/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 4/25/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Aug 9, 2018 10:39AM - edited Aug 9, 2018 10:57AM by moth

There are stats. For early stage bc surgery alone generally shows 70-90+% survival at 5 years so I don't quite get the 'oh that's so encouraging' replies when someone posts they just had surgery and nothing else and are fine x years later. We know that if suddenly all we had available was surgery, the majority of patients would survive a long time. We also know there is somewhere between 1 in 10 and 3 in 10 chance it will come back metastatic and be ultimately fatal.

The point of chemo & hormone therapies is to reduce those odds of it returning as stage IV. I'm not trying to convince anyone to do those therapies - obviously it's your choice. NHS Predict & LifeMath are both good calculators. Of course the stats don't say anything about the individual - they only talk about what we know from large population samples.

Regarding the DCIS biopsies - frequently the biopsy does remove the whole pre-malignant tissue. Surgery after is meant to ensure margins & again statistically reduces risk of it returning.

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast

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