Topic: Breast Cancer 1983. I am 75. Am I the oldest survivor?

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Posted on: Nov 7, 2017 11:15AM - edited Nov 8, 2017 04:50PM by mamason1942

Posted on: Nov 7, 2017 11:15AM - edited Nov 8, 2017 04:50PM by mamason1942

mamason1942 wrote:

I had breast cancer in 1983 - surgery, chemo, reconstruction and survived.

I am 75 years old. Am I the oldest survivor?

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Jul 18, 2018 02:02AM wc3 wrote:

My grandmother had breast cancer when she was 36 and again when she was 44. She lived to be about 74 and died of a medical error unrelated to breast cancer.

My great grandmother on the other side of the family had breast cancer, also in her 40s or 50s I think and lived in to her mid 80s and the same for her daughter.

Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy. Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant
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Aug 8, 2018 02:51PM mamason1942 wrote:

I hope this reply finds you in good spirits. It is not always easy but if you look hard enough, you can find something

to be thankful for no matter the storm. Somethings this is all we have for certain.!!!

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Oct 16, 2018 10:55PM WAJ wrote:

You’re awesome! God Bless you!

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Oct 16, 2018 10:57PM WAJ wrote:

You’re awesome too!! God Bless you!

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Oct 16, 2018 11:02PM WAJ wrote:

@msphil: If you are still reading & posting on this website.... would you please elaborate on your symptoms you had when your body rejected tissue expander? I truly believe my sister’s is having this experience also.

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Oct 16, 2018 11:06PM WAJ wrote:

@Denise-G: That’s an amazing story/experience!

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Oct 17, 2018 10:45AM mamason1942 wrote:

a year after chemo 1983-84 was done - I had implant put in on cancer side and implant on

non-cancer side. the non-cancer side implant was infected/or not clean and within a

week I had a very high fever and was delirious and rushed to hospital. They had to

remove implant and I was in hospital for over a week. The first 4 days I did not know what

was going on since I was so out of it. I had another implant put in much later that year.

Implants seem to have trouble with leaks after 10 years or so. I was in car accident and one

of my implants started leaking. I had them both replaced and that was about 10-15 years ago.

so far, no problems.

I am 76 years old now.

thank you,

Mamason1942

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