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Topic: In need of advice, comparisons and Breast Buddy

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

Posted on: Apr 10, 2013 06:48PM

Irene1975 wrote:

Hi, I'm new to this so please, bare with me. I was diagnosed 2/4/13, stage 2. Surgery BLM on 3/4/13 with expanders in place.

On 3/31/13 the left side incisions opened. Went to the OR, expander replacement.

Supposed to have started Chemo tomorrow ... BUT, same thing is happening on the left side so the are taking me to the OR tomorrow now to remove the expander completely.

Chemo is now delayed 3 weeks. No reconstruction is going to be done on the left until after.

Anyone ever go through this ? What was your outcome?

My chemo is supposed to be once every three weeks for six treatments. My port was just put in on Monday too. Scared to death not knowing what to expect.

Thank you in advance to anyone who reads this.

38/ mother of 2

Dx 2/4/2013, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 3/3/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Apr 12, 2013 06:47PM Jelson wrote:

Hi Irene,

so sorry you are having trouble with your expanders and that your post here has gone unanswered. I think you should repost on the Reconstruction Board. also, check some of the existing threads there,  you may find others who have gone through what you are going through now. Sadly, I doubt you are the only one to whom this has happened.

Gentle hugs,

Julie E

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+
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May 18, 2013 07:18AM - edited May 18, 2013 07:20AM by Delvzy

Hi Irene sorry you are going through soi much. I am an Aussie girl and was diagnosed 8/9/08 I finished my reconstruction 1 year ago it took 18 months as my left expander had to be put in and removed 3 times. They ended up having to leave drainage bottle in 2-3 weeks as I had 14 nodes out and the remaining couldn't drain properly.
Dx 2 tumours 10 mm grade 3 1 cent node involved DCIS op breast bi-lat Mast chemo 6 rounds tamoxifen 5 years hope this helps Delvzy aust

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/10/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/22/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+

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