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Forum: Australians and New Zealanders Affected by Breast Cancer —

Australian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the land down under.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010 05:13PM

Trisha-Anne wrote:

Calling all Australian Sisters!

I'm in Canberra and have just done my second chemo treatment.  I'm have 3 cycles of FEC then will have 3 cycles of Taxotere and 12 months of Hercepten.

It might be nice to see how many of us are in Oz and if we aren't too far away from eachother try to organise a meeting.

I have made a long journey and been to a strange land and I've seen the dark man very close ... Thomas Wolfe Dx 9/17/2010, ILC, <1cm, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/17/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 11/4/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 12, 2017 04:08PM Trisha-Anne wrote:

Carol and Tammy - great news from you both! I'm so looking forward to seeing you in Canberra :-)

Karen - I love your ring, what a great present to yourself, and a wonderful symbol to enjoy the rest of your life.

All's good here girls, apart from nearly melting from the heatwave we've had. I know a lot of other places have been hotter, but a week of 38+ and then two days of 41 nearly did everyone in here in Canberra. We just aren't used to that sort of heat. I have aircon - but it really struggled at times.

Trish

xoxo

I have made a long journey and been to a strange land and I've seen the dark man very close ... Thomas Wolfe Dx 9/17/2010, ILC, <1cm, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/17/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 11/4/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 12, 2017 07:49PM chrissyb wrote:

Cool change came in yesterday and it is wonderful!! We were much the same sort of temperature range as you Trish and because we have had such a cool, wet summer it was a little trying to say the least. Isn't it mad that our normal summers are that hot for much longer and we get through with out whinging.......lol.......just goes to show what a body can get used to.

On Saturday my DD's treated me to a gold pass movie........they chose "Lion". What a fabulous movie! I wan't sure if it was a movie I would enjoy but I was really impressed with the way the story was treated. It's a true story and very sad in parts but has a great ending (or beginning)........highly recommend it if you're looking for something to go and see.

The quilts are getting done slowly but I now have a couple of weeks where there is not much happening so can get stuck in.

Take care all and enjoy the cool change!

Love n hugs. Chrissy

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 13, 2017 05:37AM Delvzy wrote:

Yes Chrissy and Trish we had a similar weekend here in Bendigo just horrible I haven't exercised and feel wiped out from not sleeping properly, Than god ww are back in the high twenties. Had to laugh Chrissy I have always thought the girls weekend was in Feb 😜 Bone scan and tumour marker blood test on Thursday then Oncologist following Wednesday so feeling good about it

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Feb 13, 2017 07:59AM chrissyb wrote:

Delvzy, keeping everything crossed that you get a good report from you onc.......happy that you are feeling good about it.

Nope, the girls weekend is definitely the last weekend in March.......lol......but I hear you on thinking one thing when it's actually another.

Take care and enjoy the cool change.

Love n hugs. Chrissy

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 21, 2017 06:17AM Lucy55 wrote:

Karen ..Woot Woot ..I love your ring 😊

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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Feb 21, 2017 07:38PM chrissyb wrote:

Hi girls! Count down is definitely on for the get together in Canberra and the excitement is building.

Remember that I said I was working on a couple of quilts? Well here is the first, ready for quilting.

Thankfully, Aly has consented to show me how to machine quilt when she arrives so that process will be much quicker. I can't wait to show the second which is well on the way.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Love n hugs. Chrissy

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 22, 2017 03:28PM Delvzy wrote:

beautiful Chrissy I remember spending time a couple of years ago with the Amish people in Pensilvania their hand worked quilts were exquisite

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Feb 22, 2017 03:29PM Delvzy wrote:

All good news guys on blood tests and bone scans cancer markers gone from hundreds down to 37 bone scan showing healing mets and very stable to some areas showing little cancer mets at all . Signed off from oncologist for the time being and just going to his nurse in 8-9 weeks

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Feb 22, 2017 06:58PM chrissyb wrote:

Thanks Delvzy. Yes I saw an Amish quilt store when I was in the USA and you are right, their work is exquisite.

Woohoo on your good results.......actually, very good results! Absolutely fantastic news!.

Heading to Adelaide in just a minute to catch up with my sisters and then I'm going to meet up with Jenn for dinner. She is in town for her work so taking the opportunity to say hi.

Take care all.

Love n hugs. Chrissy

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 24, 2017 07:57AM aussie12 wrote:

Hi all

Good news Delvzy.

It's been 5 years today since I was diagonosed with breast cancer. All though I've had bowel cancer as well in those 5 years I am feeling good and positive.

Lovely quilt Chrissy, I'm really looking forward to meeting you all as well.

Carol

Dx 2/2/2012, DCIS, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/16/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 5/13/2012 Surgery 3/7/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement
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Feb 24, 2017 08:58AM chrissyb wrote:

Congrats Carol on your five years!! You've certainly faced your mortality in more ways than one and am so glad you are still around to be congratulated.

The second quilt is in process and this pic is the transformation of a nine patch block becoming something else.......lol. I think it will look okay when I have completed it.

Hopefully my niece will like her pink quilt.

Love n hugs all. Chrissy

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 25, 2017 04:54AM Trisha-Anne wrote:

Delvzy - that's great news! I'm so happy for you xoxo

Five years, Carol - that's a good milestone. I'm so looking forward to meeting you in four weeks :-)

Chrissy - your quilts are gorgeous!


Trish

xoxo

I have made a long journey and been to a strange land and I've seen the dark man very close ... Thomas Wolfe Dx 9/17/2010, ILC, <1cm, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/17/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 11/4/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2017 03:45AM - edited Feb 27, 2017 03:46AM by Delvzy

Carol 5 years hope/ pray you stay that way, Chrissy quilt is taking shape very pretty I could image it in an ad for a country life magazine

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Feb 27, 2017 05:26AM Lucy55 wrote:

Carol .. Congrats on 5 years ☺

Delvzy ..So happy everything is going so well for you ..

Chrissy ..Thank you for sharing pics of your quilts .They are beautiful. !!!

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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Feb 27, 2017 04:28PM - edited Feb 27, 2017 04:40PM by Delvzy

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Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Feb 27, 2017 04:43PM Delvzy wrote:

Hi girls I don't know whether any of you can help me but I have tried to amend my signature diagnosis several times to show my initial diagnosis plus reoccurrence. Now the latest reoccurrence is correct but my initial diagnosis has dropped off to just show DCIS not IDC and ILC as previously di

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Feb 27, 2017 09:30PM chrissyb wrote:

Sorry Delvzy on that one.........maybe pm the Mods and ask. They'll know for sure.

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 2, 2017 05:47AM Tammy_M43 wrote:

Wow, some great news all round! Delvzy, I am very, very happy for you.


Dx 10/29/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/4/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/25/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 2, 2017 03:25PM Delvzy wrote:

thanks Tammy

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Mar 16, 2017 06:46AM Tammy_M43 wrote:

Hello out there.....

How us everyone going

Dx 10/29/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/4/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/25/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 16, 2017 08:13AM chrissyb wrote:

Hey Tammy! Right now am at my DD's house in Adelaide so I'm close to the airport to pick Aly up in the morning!........yipeee! Let the fun begin!

Can't wait for Thursday next week when Aly and I set off on a road trip to Canberra........not long now!

Hope you are well, I can't wait to see everyone!

Love n hugs. Chrissy

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 16, 2017 05:31PM - edited Mar 16, 2017 05:34PM by Delvzy

Hi the boards have been very quiet . I am going well healing mets in ribs which are a bit painful which Chrissy said is a great sign woo hoo. So wish I was going on your trip, . I could have if I had realised it was March not February.😥Enjoying the sunny but slightly cooler weather here in Bendigo

We are looking at an 11 day cruise next May from Rome to Venice with lots of small interesting ports in Croatia,Greek isles including Sardinia and Malta/Sicily , it's a sure sign I am getting better if I start looking at overseas holidays. When I was diagnosed with bone mets last November I had no idea I would recover so quickly and be back at work part time 1 month later be running 2 months later and planning long term overseas holidays 4 months later 😀🌴

Has anyone else cruised the Mediterranean?

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Mar 16, 2017 07:05PM chrissyb wrote:

Delvzy, I'm sure we can accommodate another if you want to come and if you can get there. Back in the planning stage I'm sure there was way more on your mind hence the mistake in thinking Feb not March.

So glad to hear that your life has some semblance of order.........in the beginning it's really hard to think that that would happen at all. Long may it last and just keep getting better for you.

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I'm sitting in my DD's lounge just waiting for when it's time to go to the airport to pick up Aly........ .I'm so excited, just like a kid before Christmas! ......lol.

Take care all. Love n hugs. Chrissy

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 17, 2017 12:22AM Delvzy wrote:

yes we have seen the pictures of Ali in her green hst

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Mar 17, 2017 03:49PM Lucy55 wrote:

Delvsy ..So great to hear you are feeling so good !!!

Chrissy ..Have a great time with Aly 😉

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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Mar 17, 2017 05:26PM Tammy_M43 wrote:

Delvzy, sounds like a wonderful trip. I've not done a Mediterranean cruise yet but I'd love to hear tips and see the photos.

My dragon boat club is off to Florence next year for the international breast cancer competition so we'd like some advice on after competition activities.


Dx 10/29/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/4/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/25/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 17, 2017 06:41PM Alyson wrote:

If you are sent down a stony path God will give you strong shoes Dx 12/19/2006, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 23/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/19/2007 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 2/23/2007 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2007 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 8/10/2007
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Mar 18, 2017 05:27PM Lucy55 wrote:

Alyson ..Hi !! What are you and Chrissy up to ???

Tammy ..I went out on the Dragon Boat here at Bribie Island ..Thought it seemed lots of fun ..But I was worried I would never get the timing right ( even though the ladies assured me it takes a while ) so didn't go back ..I was also a bit worried how I'd go with all the early morning training sessions !!

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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Mar 19, 2017 07:06AM chrissyb wrote:

Hi Lucy! Aly and I have been checking out the Antique shops here in Burra and chatting......a lot!........lol. Either later today or tomorrow we will take a tour around in the car so she can take some pics of the little stone cottages, bigger houses and our community buildings as they are quite different to the ones in NZ.

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 19, 2017 08:21AM Delvzy wrote:

Tammy Florence is great . Did a Tuscan tour last time (just a bus day trip) and just wandered around Florence getting lost, Chrissy you girls keep having fun, Burra must be quite old looking forward to nice pictures of stone cottages 😎

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+

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