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Forum: Acknowledging and honoring our Community — Share accomplishments, milestones, goals of community members, family members or yourself. Just finished treatment? Just got married? Watched your child graduate? Ran a big run? Been a huge help to members in our community? Let's honor our members here!

Posted on: Apr 19, 2012 12:30PM

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Nov 25, 2017 10:15PM msphil wrote:

Hello All 23yrs I'm still here by Grace of God to Inspire others to have n keep Hope it got me thru. I got married between chemo n radsPraise God.Positive thinking I went 2 bed saying"cancer u must leave my body". msphi idc.stage2.0/3nodes Lmast 3mo chemo before n after surgery cytoxin.adriamycin.5th. Then 7wks radiation.God Bless Us All

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Jan 5, 2018 07:44AM - edited Jan 5, 2018 07:44AM by Paco

This post was originally published in April 2012, so more than five years ago. I wonder how many 5-year survivors are still here to celebrate their 10th year of survivorship?

As a newbie, yes, this post gives me great hope!

Dx @ 48 Dx 12/28/2017, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 3/27/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 5, 2018 09:02AM farmerlucy wrote:

I think most are just out living their lives. As time moves on many stop coming to BCO. Sorry about your diagnosis Kellyoc. It is shocking at the beginning, then slowly, ever so slowly, we learn to live with it. Gentle hug to you.

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Jan 5, 2018 10:13AM Wonderfulmom wrote:

7 years! Wonderfulmom

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Jan 5, 2018 05:36PM ruthbru wrote:

I'm going on 11 years. So far, so good!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 6, 2018 12:32PM edwards750 wrote:

6 years out last August. IDC, Stage 1b, Grade 1. No guarantees of course but these many more years survivors is definitely encouraging.

Diane


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Jan 9, 2018 07:41PM pumela115 wrote:

almost 8 years for me

Dx 5/17/2010, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/9/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 7/30/2010 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 11, 2018 12:34PM AliceS wrote:

Fabulous!!! So happy you all have posted! Makes my day! Best wishes to you all for many more wonderful years!

Dx 10/2014, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/24 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 10/9/2014, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/24 nodes, ER-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 11/12/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/12/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy
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Jan 11, 2018 01:24PM tgtg wrote:

Just passed the 5-year mark cancer-free--and intend to make it to 10, 15, 20 . . . !

71 at diagnosis, Oncotype #, 12 Dx 12/21/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/18/2013 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 11, 2018 02:13PM eric95us wrote:

My wife, slawson, is now at 6 years since diagnosis and all is still good.

husband of slawson
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Mar 1, 2018 06:11PM corky60 wrote:

I've been waiting five years to post on this thread.  Just had my five-year mammogram.  Doing well.  And I get to have another birthday this month.  Woo hoo!

Dx 3/25/2013, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/25/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 5/28/2013 Breast
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Mar 1, 2018 07:05PM farmerlucy wrote:

Woohoo! Congrats corky! Welcome to year six!


Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Mar 1, 2018 07:28PM Scrafgal wrote:

Congrats Corky! I saved this thread for the same reason. I am at the very beginning.. Chemo finished in August 2017....I am saving this thread so that I can post in 5 years!! This thread keeps me motivated!

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 3/22/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2017 FAC Hormonal Therapy 9/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 18, 2018 01:20AM karen1956 wrote:

12 years February 2018...6 month check up yesterday...still dancing with NED!

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Mar 18, 2018 09:47AM ruthbru wrote:

Yea, Karen! I'm right behind you. I just passed the 11 year mark myself!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 19, 2018 12:04AM - edited Mar 19, 2018 12:13AM by hugz4u

Hey all, just had a scare with recurrence but yeah I'm ok. Whew! I'm not counting years cause I suck at math but I was diagnosed with a giant hockey puck sized tumor in 2004. Stage 3 when I was very young raising family.

Feeling good these days. I exercise like mad. Try to eat right. Low sugar. Have a wine once in a while and count my blessings every single day. Yes I still look over my shoulder for that mean old cancer but this is good because it makes me vigilant in caring for my body. I live each day like it might be my last and save tv for when I might be unable to get up, and even then I plan on being a bird watcher as my neighbors have feeder real close to my house.They add joy to my life.

You can do it to. Stay positive, stamp cancer on its ugly head. Keep up with research! I've just joined a trial. Stay in the know.edited just did the math.

Edited to add:When I reach year 15 I'm going to hoot like the loudest owl on the fence post!

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Mar 20, 2018 01:13AM ginwillgil wrote:

ginwillgil

It has been five years this month for me.


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Mar 21, 2018 10:11AM LRM216 wrote:

9 years this past February, 2018, and very, very thankful.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to end, it's about learning to dance in the rain ... Age 62 at diagnose Dx 2/23/2009, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/7/2009 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 4/25/2009 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/21/2009 Breast
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Mar 24, 2018 06:30PM bcincolorado wrote:

8 years since dx and first cancer surgeries for me. In treatments but still going.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 25, 2018 04:39PM mags20487 wrote:

Soon to be seven year survivor. Dx Aug 2011

DX @43yrs old triple negative metaplastic. BMX 8/23/11. 4 taxol and 4 AC finished 12/29/11 35 rads completed 3/16/12 Bilat Diep 11/1/12 left side flap failed 11/6/12 Gap flap left 3/5/13 lymph node tx 5/22/13 Revision 8/13, Revision 12/13 Dx 8/17/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 3/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/23/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/21/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/27/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 11/1/2012 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 3/5/2013 Reconstruction (left): IGAP flap Surgery 5/22/2013 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 8/21/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/4/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 8/27/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/9/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Apr 4, 2018 10:00AM Sassa wrote:

I was diagnosed in November 2006. I finished chemo (4 AC) and one year of herceptin in March 2008. I Just had my ten year since the end of treatment (as my oncologist tracks follow up) visit and I am still NED.

Dx 11/6/2006, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Apr 4, 2018 12:31PM farmerlucy wrote:

Yay Sassa! Congrats!


Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 14, 2018 11:48PM LifeIsGood17 wrote:

Today marks exactly 10 years since my TNBC diagnosis and I not only survived, but continue to thrive. My 6cm tumor was quickly obliterated by neoadjuvant chemotherapy and I was elated to learn after surgery that chemo had resulted in a pathologic complete response. Fast forward, it has now been 4 years since my last oncology appointment and I am even back to routine annual screening mammograms. Life is still good!

Dx 4/14/2008, 6cm+, Grade 3, 0/17 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 15, 2018 04:46PM farmerlucy wrote:

Excellent news! Congratulations!

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 15, 2018 08:26PM - edited Apr 15, 2018 08:29PM by _bamabee

Well past 5 years! I'm a 17+yrs Survivor of IDC/Stage III....♡

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Apr 15, 2018 08:54PM Lucy55 wrote:

bamabee .. Woot Woot !!! 🤗 Thats music to my ears ..!!!

Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2014
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Apr 16, 2018 07:55AM feelingfeline wrote:

6 years out from stage 3

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 16, 2018 10:35PM ruthbru wrote:

ThumbsUp feelingfeline!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 22, 2018 11:21PM Joanne-2-sam wrote:

hi there all well I was diagnosed in 2009 and have been cancer free since then ,my latest mamo and ultra sound showed calcification around my old scar tissue with a 7mm density matter , I'll find out next week if I need a biopsy .

So what are the chances of it being malignant can someone help please

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Jun 24, 2018 09:54PM HoneyBeaw wrote:

Joanne

I wish I had answers for you but I don't. I hope you have good news next week . Please do let us know how things are going .

Huggs


Surgery 11/27/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 12/5/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/25/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/15/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)

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