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Topic: Breast cancer and an unspecified gynecological cancer

Forum: Breast Cancer with Another Diagnosis or Comorbidity — Meet others who have breast cancer but also have another health diagnosis/comorbidity such as diabetes, MS, bipolar disorder, HIV or AIDS, Parkinson's Disorder, schizophrenia, etc.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2019 09:35AM

Sportymom wrote:

So here I am again this time with what appears to be now Stage III breast cancer (not stage 4 like we thought) but with a stage 4 gynecological cancer but they cannot find the source. The cancer in my pleural effusion appears to be of meuller (sp?) origin meaning from ovary, Fallopian tube, peritoneum, etc. I just cannot seem to catch a break right now. The news is horrible. My transvaginal ultrasound and ct-scan found nothing , I have no symptoms, but my CA-125 is at 169 and the immunohistochemical staining of the cells from my pleura are consistent with a gynecological cancer. I’m scared out of my mind as my MO says the prognosis is horrible with OC. We are now going to see a gynecological oncologist next week but i will be starting with Carboplatin/taxol this or next week as this is effective against both OC and breast cancer.

I have to tell you that the depression at having both of these is overwhelming. I’m hoping someone out there can help me. I will continue to fight. I simply would like someone to else to believe in the possibility of a somewhat long life

Wendy diagnosed at 45 Dx 6/7/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/4/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 8/16/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/21/2019 CEF Dx 10/23/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs
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Nov 13, 2019 10:06AM edj3 wrote:

I have no experience with what you're facing but didn't want your post to go without a response. I'm so sorry for what you're facing and going through.

Dx 4/9/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Surgery 5/6/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/3/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/23/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 13, 2019 10:12AM Sportymom wrote:

Thank edj3

Wendy diagnosed at 45 Dx 6/7/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/4/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 8/16/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/21/2019 CEF Dx 10/23/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs
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Nov 13, 2019 12:24PM - edited Nov 13, 2019 12:30PM by AliceBastable

A good friend of mine had a similar gynecological cancer diagnoses - not found until it was all through the lining of her abdomen, Stage IV de novo. That was about 2011. She's still hangin' in there, and has seen her daughters grow up, a granddaughter born, and her younger daughter in college. Like many types of breast cancer, some gynecological cancers can be managed as a chronic condition. Best of luck to you, Sportymom.

Oh, and I highly recommend joining HysterSisters.com. They're similar to this place, but for the nether regions. The women there kept me sane when I had endometrial/uterine cancer, which was my first cancer. There's a sub-group on the site for cancer patients.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 13, 2019 12:27PM Sportymom wrote:

Thanks AliceBastable. I will take that hope to heart

Wendy diagnosed at 45 Dx 6/7/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/4/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 8/16/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/21/2019 CEF Dx 10/23/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs
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Nov 15, 2019 05:35AM claireinaz wrote:

My good friend was dx with Stage IV o.c. twice-about 5 years apart. The last was like 10 years ago, and she goes to MD Anderson for her check ups. She's doing great-I see her in yoga and she hikes the Grand Canyon regularly, teaches ceramics etc.

Just thought I'd share.

9/29/11 ILC, 2 c. stage II grade 1, ER/PR+ HER2-, 6/11 nodes, lumpectomy, DDAC x 4, Taxol x 12, 33 rads, Tamoxifen/arimidex/aromasin, BMX/immed recon 7/3/13 "In the midst of winter, I found in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
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Nov 15, 2019 08:20AM Sportymom wrote:

Thanks Claire. I need all the hope I can get.

Wendy diagnosed at 45 Dx 6/7/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/4/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 8/16/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/21/2019 CEF Dx 10/23/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs

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