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Topic: Stage IIb and 5+ years out, anyone?

Forum: Stage II Breast Cancer — Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer

Posted on: Oct 9, 2011 05:55PM

sundermom wrote:

I am quickly approaching the one year mark here and have my first round of scans post treatment in a couple of weeks. However, the local newspaper has been running stories left and right this month in which the focus is young women like myself (I was 37 at dx). In both stories today the women were stageIIb and eventually developed mets. I know I chose a very aggressive treatment plan (BMX, AND, chemo, rads and Tamoxifen) and there is not really anything else I can do, but hope and pray. Pinkoctober is really bringing me down and I could really use some encouragement. :(

Dx 11/8/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, 2/32 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 17, 2019 06:57PM MamaOz wrote:

Leftdue

thanks for the vit D / calcium tip!

Mamaoz : chemo 1/.17-4/17 AC/.paxitacil : 3/29 nodes Dx 12/5/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/29 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 8/7/2017 Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 26, 2019 11:51PM Houston2016 wrote:

runrcrb, thanks for sharing. I have a PS but somehow I think he's not really talking to me about diep in detail. I know everyone recovers differently. The main things I am concerned about is recurrence.

Dx 4/5/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/14/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/5/2016 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/12/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 27, 2019 09:18AM Runrcrb wrote:

Houston- I have never read or heard of a connection between DIEP and recurrence. My instinct says that is an urban legend. Again, talk to your doctors. PM me if you want to talk more or see pictures.


Dx 6/27/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 4/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/27/2016, ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 4/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/22/2016 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/31/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/9/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 4/23/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 12/13/2017 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 7, 2019 12:40PM Lezza13 wrote:

This June will be 7 years and counting! Stage 2B, 3 positive lymph nodes. A double mastectomy with no reconstruction ( of which I am happy about) 3 rounds chemo T/C and no rads.

I am still on Tamoxifen with those not so fun hot flashes. Still wonder if I have to stay on it for 3 more years. Still get phantom pain but happy to be alive and breast free.

Nice to see other ladies on this forum.

Dx 12/30/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/27/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 21, 2019 11:52PM ThinkingPositive wrote:

congratulations! I am approaching the 5 year mark. I was a 2 A Grade 3. Had 4 rounds of TC no rads. 1 positive node.

Dx 9/2014, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/22/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 12/4/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 22, 2019 12:03AM 7of9 wrote:

7 yrs out. Recurred 3 1/2 yrs... but another 3 1/2 yrs...after surgery, rads and chemo II ...and here I yam. Working, raising a then 2 yr old now 9. On vacation ....its worth it.

If you're going through hell, keep on going. You might get out before the devil even knows you're there. Dx 1/18/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/1/2012 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 11/1/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/23/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 10/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 1/19/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 2/11/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy 4/1/2016 Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 18, 2019 11:52PM AKJ wrote:

Stage 2b here. Just hit the 5 year mark. Everything’s a-ok

Dx 12/2/2013, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/20/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 2/27/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/18/2014 Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 7/4/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 19, 2019 08:07AM jo6359 wrote:

AKJ- congratulations on your 5-year mark.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/15/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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May 19, 2019 10:19AM - edited May 19, 2019 10:19AM by Lezza13

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Dx 12/30/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/27/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 21, 2019 09:18AM nora_az wrote:

Coming up on 9 years this September. IIa grade 3. Triple Positive. No recurrance (finger's crossed!)

DIEP with nipple sparing mastectomy on 10/13/10 TCH started 11/26/10 Anastrozole started 4/7/11 Hysterectomy/ooph and VATS (lung) surgery 5/22/12 diagnosis Coccidioidomycosis, not metastasis to the lungs as they thought. Yeahhh Dx 9/3/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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May 23, 2019 09:38PM flannelette2 wrote:

11 years out. So far so good, far as I can tell. I am here looking for ruthbru, who years ago had a home remedy for arthritis involving raisins soaked in gin. Ruthbru knew the kind of raisins, kind of gin, and how and why it works. We started out here a long time ago, and she's still here, enjoying games! I'm amazed I remembered her name, but it came to me as I started typing.

I used to be Flannelette. then I was Zucchini. Now I'm flannelette 2. Dx 4/2008, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/30/2008 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Surgery Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
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Jun 27, 2019 05:00PM Houston2016 wrote:

congratulations to all ladies on this post, I would like to know how do you all monitor your breast with annual exam, mammogram, MRI or both? I had mammogram done in04/2018 that said dense tissue with benign calcification, then I did a US show normal. This year the I opted to do just full right breast US but I want MRI done for bilateral chest but the surgeon keep insisting that I do a Mammogram like its their protocol. I asked what's they look for if it's too dense. The nurse said Dr just don't want to look at MRI too many things on there. What do you think? Thank you.

Dx 4/5/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/14/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/5/2016 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/12/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jun 28, 2019 01:03AM - edited Jun 28, 2019 01:05AM by Cowgirl13

10 years out, Stage 2A, triple positive. I'm lucky, I don't worry about recurrence but I think that's because I don't have children. If I had children and grandchildren it would be very different. So glad I could live through my greatest fear--getting breast cancer and going through treatment--I told my oncologist that I would rather be dead than take chemo but I did fine with it. I had wonderful doctors, nurses, just everyone. Stopped arimidex at 7.5 years. Finally lost my chemo weight gain of 45 lbs. Ladies, you can do it and I know you are doing it.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/15/2009 Chemotherapy 8/2/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 29, 2019 12:33PM BCat34 wrote:

7 years out today!

Dx 6/30/2011, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/14/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 1/23/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 29, 2019 06:25PM jo6359 wrote:

Bcat- congratulations.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/15/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Oct 9, 2019 01:21PM simplelife4real wrote:

I just recently passed the six year mark NED. I had triple negative breast cancer stage 2B. I had cancer remaining in my lymph nodes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. I'm here to say that there is hope for anyone in that circumstance.

Dx 8/1/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/4/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 AC Surgery 2/12/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 9, 2019 08:13PM - edited Oct 9, 2019 08:14PM by Rambros

I was stage 2b and just got to 5 years past my diagnosis date! I was diagnosed at age 36, 3.5 cm grade 3 tumor with 1cm lymph node. Oncotype score was 19.

Had a bilateral mastectomy (ended up with surgical complications so also had a lat flap surgery with reconstruction), chemo, radiation, and ovaries removed. Now I'm almost halfway thru 10 years of letrozole.

When I was going through everything my goal was to be done with active treatment before my 5 year started kindergarten. I did finish a few weeks before school started so I got to walk him in with my super short hair. Now he's a 4th grader and my younger son is in 1st grade. I'm so thankful for this time I've had & all of the memories we've made and hope to be here (and healthy) when they graduate.

Love reading these stories of so many of us living well after breast cancer. I know it gave me a lot of hope in the early days. 😊

Take care

Dx 10/8/2014, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 11/17/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/6/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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