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Topic: Who else had Bilateral BC at time of diagnosis?

Forum: Mixed Type Breast Cancer — Meet others who have mixed type breast cancer.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2011 04:21PM

Boo307 wrote:

I was diagnosed with DCIS in the right breast and IDC in the left, had bilateral lumpectomies and bilateral radiation.  During radiation I found out that bilateral BC occurs in about 1% of the cases.  The last I checked BC.org didn't have a mechanism for me to fully profile my cancer.   Who is out there with the same experience?

Thanks.  Boo

Dx 3/18/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Dec 18, 2012 01:34AM tightrope wrote:

So far all my tests on my left side indicate DCIS with possible micro-invasion (4 CM, laying on top of another 4cm tumor that appears to be malignant for now). While at an MRI I just had they found a 1.2 cm tumor in the right side that is IDC that never showed up on anything else. They can't tell me more until I have the BMX that I already planned on having anyhow. I didn't know it was rare! I guess I figured it was normal to have it at the same time?! I did have an Aunt that passed away in her early 40's from BC when I was a kid...which was back in the 80's. But now I want to have the BRCA test done as I was diagnosed the day before I turned 40!

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.”-Bill Cosby
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Dec 18, 2012 01:52AM Beckers wrote:

Good luck tight rope. We should have bought lotto tickets because odds aren't too high for bilateral or synchronous breast cancers. They will do all of the genetics testing for you. I am 45. Unfortunately, I tested negative for everything so it remains a mystery. :-/

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Dec 19, 2012 11:04AM Beth10288 wrote:

Was diagnosed with bi lateral cancer one in each breast Halloween 2012. It close to Xmas I still have not had surgery partially because I was asked to take part in a gene therapy program. After 2 very long weeks it was determined this was not genetically based. In the meantime it was suggested that I have an MRI and another tumor was discovered! All tumors are less than 2 cm. but because there will be significant tissue removed a plastic surgeon will be on board for reconstruction of both breasts so i will be "even" on both sides. it has been like a merry go round. Doctors, tests another doctor more tests. I hate seeing the caller ID on my phone as it is once more another doctor or another negative test report. Scheduled for surgery dec 31. What a way to end the year? (And move on)

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Dec 19, 2012 01:05PM BilateralBeauties wrote:

I am part of the bilateral team too. When diagnosed a year ago I felt like I went from being a soldier in the army of women who have walked this path to a pioneer. Only one detected on mammo and the second, larger one on pre-surgery MRI. First detected was grade 3 with Onco of 42 at only 7mm. I had bilateral lumpectomies and radiation. I knew I was rare when pre-surgery, the oncology called to radiation to see if bilateral radiation was possible. I was never discouraged from bilateral radiation. I was 43 and felt there was still some good times ahead with my girls. No length of life reason to remove them. Always risk of issues from treatment, but one day at a time. For the record, both tumors were considered garden variety. Happy Holiday everyone.

Dx 8/23/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/13/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/9/2012
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Jan 9, 2013 11:21PM Beth10288 wrote:

Dec 31 2012 I had surgery to remove both cancers.  When they looked closely at the lymph nodes biopsies both showed cancer.  The doctors weren't expecting this as one tumor was small and the other was a slow growing type.  I did not have a masectomy so I am in for a round of chemo then radiation.  My case has been bizzare from day one.  Bilateral cancer with two separate types of cancer one of them very rare along with the lymph node envolvment that wasn't expected..   I am going with chemo no doubt.  I want to get rid of these monsters inside of me.  I have opted to join a clinical trial.  Everything has been so "abnormal" what can it hurt.  Someone might learn something from it. 

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Jan 10, 2013 10:32AM BilateralBeauties wrote:

Good luck Beth, as you begin this journey. You will get to the other side of the bridge. Thank you for joining a trial.

Dx 8/23/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/13/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/9/2012
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Jan 10, 2013 03:25PM Beckers wrote:

Good luck Beth. Is the trial regarding bilateral BCs? Thank you doing so.

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Jan 13, 2013 05:06AM gd2shuz wrote:

I also discovered right breast IDC on the right, and DCIS on the left was discovered in the left on the pre op MRI. BMX was 5 days ago and don't knowcwhat my next course of action will be until I see my surgeon on the 17th.

Dx 12/3/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/9/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 13, 2013 10:14AM BilateralBeauties wrote:

Gd2- hugs to you. Bilateral is unique, but treatments are same. Good luck.

Dx 8/23/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/13/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/9/2012
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Jan 13, 2013 03:29PM jojo123 wrote:

I think that everyone with bilateral BC has an unusual case in some way.  My mammogram found a "area of concern" in my left breast, in Feb 2012,  the ultrasound in March showed 2 "areas of concern".  The biopsy also in March showed 3 "areas of concern".   2 were papilomas and 1 was positive.  An MRI confirmed the 2 on the left.  They saw something on the right side during the MRI.  2 MRIs later and more biopsies later they determined that I had 2 separate type cancer spots on the left.  .7cm and 1.4 cm.  and whatever had been seen on the right was probably nothing.  The radiologist said to come back in 6 mos to recheck the right side.  All the testing and rediagnosises delayed my surgery until May 24.  I decided that things were so unusual according to them that I would have a bilateral mastectomy since I did not want to do this again.  Well....My left breast ended up being what they expected and they lymphs were clear.  Great!!  1 week later they called to say that there was a 5cm non agressive tumor on the right side and the 3 lymphs also had cancer.  They said it was very non agressive and I probably had had it for 3 or 4 years.  In early July I had 10 more lymphs removed.  All Clear!!  Thank God I chose a bilateral.  It didn't show anywhere, was stage 3 and was in the lymphs, who knows where I was headed.  Chemo was not too bad, I am 15 treatments into a program of 30 and will have the extenders removed and reconstruction hopefully in May.  I have started taking Arimidex for 10 years although my oncologist said maybe have to take it forever.  This has been a very long rollercoaster but the end is in sight.  I feel very lucky to have had a great team who helped me make decisions which turned out to be life saving.  I have felt very lucky when sitting in a chemo chair or waiting room with patients who will not have the final outcome that I have.   Sorry such a long rant but it has been a long journey.

Dx 3/6/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/24/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/24/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 6/1/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/6/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary
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Jan 14, 2013 12:10AM Beckers wrote:

Gd2, hope you are healing well. I too had IDC right and DCIS left. I had BMX in August with no regrets. Just curious, did you elect bilateral mastectomy?

Jojo, So glad you had BMX. I went the route of bilat lumpectomies at first. I have always felt so strong that I wanted BMX and eventually did so. It makes me wonder why the body would grow 2 different types of BC, such as in yours where one is grade 2 and the other grade 1. I was negative for all genetic testing so it remains a mystery. I know they treat us based on the most aggressive cancer. Still something tells me it's not that simple.

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Feb 26, 2013 03:23PM LKSHER wrote:

I have just recently been diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Grade 1 IDC in both breasts with lots of other stuff going on in left breast, too. LCIS, sclerosing adenoma, cysts.....
I have had a big "benign" lump since I was 14. I have had multiple screenings through the years and biopsies. Only now did cancer show around that same lump and now ink the other breast. It is also in my left node(s) as revealed by a FNA. I am very upset that I was so diligent about looking for this and now I am a probably Stage 3.
Surgery coming up soon.....feel like we are waiting too long....even though the last thing I want is to lose my breasts and start chemo, radiant, and hormonal treatment. I have been pretty shut down since finding out, but am seeing a breast care psychiatrist who has also had breast cancer tomorrow and I am hoping it will help me somehow.
Anyway.....Yes, I have cancer in both breasts. The right is early stage they think, but the left is hard to tell because of all the benign stuff and the pre-existing big lump....however, I am scared about the positive node biopsy. I wish everyone here the very best!

Dx 2/2013, IDC, <1cm, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/6/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/9/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/14/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/13/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 10/19/2013 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 3/14/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx LCIS
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Feb 26, 2013 04:55PM BilateralBeauties wrote:

Stay the course until you have the full picture. Swing with the biggest bat you have and take the best care of yourself. Good luck.

Jody

Dx 8/23/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/13/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/9/2012
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Feb 26, 2013 04:55PM Beckers wrote:

LKSHER,

I'm so sorry about your diagnosis. When is your surgery? Seems like the BS said they try to get it out within 6 weeks of diagnosis. It is scary once you know it's there. You are lucky to have found this site early on. You will find lots of support and information here. Life seems to stop and we forget to breathe when BC hits. ((hugs)). Rebecca

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Mar 1, 2013 10:53PM ironmagnolia wrote:

I'm newly diagnosed, on Jan 30, 2013. Right IDC found on annual mammogram and US. Then when pre-op MRI was done, left IDC found as well, which was a game changer.

Pretty much stunned right now. No family history, never thought about being at risk for BC. Now know more about Breast CA than I ever wanted to know, but feel strongly that knowledge is power.

Glad to have found this forum! Having BMX with DIEP in San Antonio on March 4th with PRMA's Dr Chrysopoulo. 

Dx 1/30/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/3/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/22/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Mar 1, 2013 11:49PM Beckers wrote:

Gosh iron magnolia, sounds so familiar. Good luck with surgery this coming week. My DIEP was 6 months ago. Time flies! You will get through it. I was reading about bilateral breast cancer. Still nothing new, just get curious. I too have no family history and negative for all genetic causes. Just lucky I guess :-/

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Mar 2, 2013 09:22PM ironmagnolia wrote:

Beckers-- you're right, our situations do sound similar! I do hope that I'm as fortunate as you with the nodes, though. I'm worried about the SNB and what that may show.

A couple of questions, were you able to sleep in your bed, or did you use a recliner? I have a recliner but am concerned that I won't be able to get in and out of it without help. I also wonder if I might sleep better using a wedge/pillows in my own bed. 

Were you able to get in and out of the shower without assistance? 

Also....dumb question here...how do I post both breasts' diagnoses? I only see space to put one breast's info.

Dx 1/30/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/3/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/22/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Mar 2, 2013 09:35PM ironmagnolia wrote:

Ooops! NM about the double diagnosis....I think I figured it out.Laughing

Dx 1/30/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/3/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/22/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Mar 2, 2013 09:42PM Boo307 wrote:

Iron Magnolia,  I was never able to figure out how to show both cancers and was told there was no way at that time.  Maybe there is a way now to list both diagnosis.

I hit my five year anniversary in a couple weeks with no evidence of disease.  I can't believe all that time has passed. 

Boo

Dx 3/18/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Mar 2, 2013 09:53PM LKSHER wrote:

Thank you. I am so grateful to have this support. I hope I will be able to return the support to others soon. I think my surgery will be March 12th.

Dx 2/2013, IDC, <1cm, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/6/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/9/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/14/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/13/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 10/19/2013 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 3/14/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx LCIS
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Mar 3, 2013 02:28AM Beckers wrote:

Iron magnolia, I rented a power lift recliner from RentACenter and it was a lifesaver. I was not able to pull the lever in my regular recliner. I also had a wedge the I graduated to after 6-8 weeks. ( I was afraid too, if I slept in my bed, my husband might bump me.) I pretty much lived in oversized v-next t-shirts because they were easy to get in and out of. I also used a reacher and something called a dressing stick (you can look them up on Amazon.com) and they greatly increased my independence. I also had two small pillows like real small for car ride home (and many car rides later) to put between me and seat belts. Also recommend having supplies on hand before surgery: alcohol pads for drains, thermometer to watch for fever, small cup with cc/mm measurements for logging drain fluid output, safety pins for drains, shower chair, ( I was ok on standard toilet, only used walker in hospital) I bought white bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths so we could bleach them to avoid infection, clorox wipes. Also a heads up that your arms will be strapped down and may be very sore in the recovery room. That shocked me. I was wondering what the heck they did to my arms! Maybe you can talk your OR nurse into moving them for you every couple hours. :-) doesn't hurt to ask!

Feel free to private message me if you have any further questions. I know you are down to the wire. I wish you the best!

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Mar 3, 2013 02:34AM Beckers wrote:

Congratulations on 5 years Boo!! I'm just hitting 1 year. You must be happy.

LKsher - glad surgery will be over for you soon. Hope you are doing okay. It is such a shock. I've been on the boards a lot as I reflect over the past year. I'm getting ready to go back to work this week and look forward to some normalcy again. I've been in your shoes. Hang in there!!

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Mar 6, 2013 07:49PM - edited Mar 6, 2013 07:50PM by Moonflwr912

I found the power recliner a life saver too. I have bad knees. And going upstairs was too hard, and I couldn't use my arms to pull myself up. Try this: cross your arms across your chest and try to get out of a chair or off the couch without using your arms. This will give you a very good idea of how hard it can be to get up. Because no one can pull you up by your arms either. Also, because of my knees, I used a raised toilet seat. And the shower chair was important. good luck ladies.

Sometimes life SUCKS! Sometimes it doesn't. I prefer when it doesn't! If you're ever bored, read my biography. Bring snacks..... LOL Monica Dx 11/11/2011, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 12/8/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 1/17/2012 Reconstruction (left) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/13/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/10/2012 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 8/14/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/4/2013 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 12/13/2013 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant
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Mar 7, 2013 05:39PM LKSHER wrote:

I am looking for anyone else who had both armpits messed with during mastectomy. Thanks, everyone. Def node involvement on left, so axillary and doing sentinel on right. I am thinking my recovery is going to be longer? Anyone get lymphedema on both sides?

Dx 2/2013, IDC, <1cm, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/6/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/9/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/14/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/13/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 10/19/2013 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 3/14/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx LCIS
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Mar 7, 2013 08:06PM Beckers wrote:

LKSHR, I had bilateral sentinel node biopsies. So far no LE. I have two sleeves and gauntlets for flying, etc, I have blood pressure and blood draws/IVs on lower extremities. I went for a two hour hike and my hands felt tight and looked like they were swollen some. Not sure if a result from Tamoxifen though. Are you having both done?

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Mar 7, 2013 09:11PM LKSHER wrote:

Thank you, Rebecca. I have to have nodes removed on the left and at least sentinel node on the right. What did you do when you noticed that on the hike? Was that recent? Are you never going in a hot tub again or getting and massage? Do you take host showers? Do your carry bags on your shoulders?

Dx 2/2013, IDC, <1cm, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/6/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/9/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/14/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/13/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 10/19/2013 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 3/14/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx LCIS
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Mar 7, 2013 10:35PM Beckers wrote:

I got real nervous when I noticed my hands felt tight. I put arms above my head and also did some massage and movement of my arms. It resolved after I rested. I do take pretty warm showers. Honestly, I went to PT for education. I underestimated it though. This was a wake up call that I need to research more. it happened about a week and a half ago.

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Mar 7, 2013 10:43PM Beckers wrote:

I do carry bags on my shoulders as well. I hadn't heard about that one. :-/

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012
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Mar 7, 2013 11:11PM Moonflwr912 wrote:

Bilateral sentinel nodes taken here during BMX. I do BP on my calf. Always have to remind nurses. Blood draws through my port. Otherwise I don't let them use the turniquet. They really don't like that.

Sometimes life SUCKS! Sometimes it doesn't. I prefer when it doesn't! If you're ever bored, read my biography. Bring snacks..... LOL Monica Dx 11/11/2011, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 12/8/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 1/17/2012 Reconstruction (left) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/13/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/10/2012 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 8/14/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/4/2013 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 12/13/2013 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant
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Mar 7, 2013 11:15PM Beckers wrote:

LK, there is a post right now about exercise and LE under Active Topics right now. Looks like good information.

Diagnosed with bilateral or synchronous breast cancer Dx 3/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2012

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