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Topic: Metaplastic carcinoma 5 yr survivors

Forum: Less Common Types of Breast Cancer — Meet others with less common forms of breast cancer, such as Medullary carcinoma, Inflammatory breast cancers, Mucinous carcinoma (colloid carcinoma), Paget's disease, Papillary carcinoma, Phyllodes tumor, Tubular carcinomas, Metaplastic tumors, Adenoid cystic carcinomas and Angiosarcoma.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2018 02:47AM

Meme_warrior wrote:

Hello Everyone. I am nearing my 5 year cancer free day. I had metaplastic carcinoma. I am looking for anyone that has survived this and how long have you been cancer free.

I feel the closer I get to the 5 year Mark, the more worried I am. I take femara, so that will stop. ( feels somewhat like a security blanket)

Insomnia has returned along with achy bones and joints. Anyone experience this?

Sometimes I feel so alone, with having had a rare cancer.

Thanks for reading.


Dx 3/22/2013, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/4/2013 Surgery 7/31/2013 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 9/28/2013 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Mar 1, 2018 02:24AM beauz wrote:

Hi meme, congratulations on your five year mark. From what I read about metaplastic BC, I have to say this to you "what a great achievement you have had!" . I can understand you feel alone sometimes as I have a weird BC as well. I am sorry to hear about your ongoing health issues. I am curious about how you survived those brutal chemo treatments. Did you have a great support group? I don't how I would survive without BCO. I feel less alone by being a member here. Hope to hear from you more. Thank you for bringing me hope.

Dx 01/Dec/2017, invasive carcinoma of mixed type. Mixed no special type(60%) and micropapillary type(40%). High grade DCIS present within and beyond invasive carcinoma. Right, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 3/15 nodes, ER+/PR-,Her2- Dx 5/2017, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/27/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/28/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 1/10/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/17/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/18/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 1, 2018 02:29AM wrenn wrote:

I’m coming up to 5 years and am doing fine. I was cut off chemo after 1 dose so I think I avoided many side effects but I do have neuropathy. I haven’t had any targetted meds

Here’s to hoping we all have many more years.

Metaplastic IDC Triple negative...Tumour is 1.5cm. BMX Aug. 16th. Chemo cancelled after one dose due to complications. Dx 7/25/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Mar 9, 2018 11:12PM Meme_warrior wrote:

Hi Beauz,

I did have an amazing support group. My husband and two sons were my angels. They helped so much. Close friends and my parents also helped. The nausea was awful but zofran helped. Tiny small meals helped.

There was 2 weeks I ate nothing but strawberries. It's all that tasted good. Chemo was rough. I usually came home and slept alot. It would wear me out fast. Somehow I survived it.

Hope and faith were my best friends. Even in moments of screaming and crying, I had hope and faith. Keep that in your mind always.

I hope you are doing well!

Aimee 😊

Dx 3/22/2013, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/4/2013 Surgery 7/31/2013 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 9/28/2013 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Mar 9, 2018 11:14PM Meme_warrior wrote:

Hi Wrenn!

I hope you are doing well. Five years!!

It seems fast yet slow at the same time.

Here is to many more years for all!!!

Aimee😊

Dx 3/22/2013, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/4/2013 Surgery 7/31/2013 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 9/28/2013 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Mar 10, 2018 08:04AM Bosombuddy101 wrote:

Meme,

Wonderful advice, where would we be without hope and faith? It's what keeps each and every one of us going in times of despair and uncertainty. Congratulations on your five year mark and here's to many many more years living cancer free!

“Trouble that can’t be named, tigers waiting to be tamed” ----Coldplay Dx 7/4/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/19/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/30/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left

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