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Topic: Stage 2 Sisters Club

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

Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 03:13PM - edited Aug 8, 2013 01:34PM by NisaVilla

NisaVilla wrote:

Welcome to the newly formed Stage II Breast Cancer Club! And Thank You Mods for facilitating its creation.

Dx 3/22/2013, ILC/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 3/22/2013, LCIS/DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- Surgery 4/24/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/24/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/27/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/5/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/24/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Apr 26, 2019 11:37PM ruthbru wrote:

Making the decisions is the hardest part. Congratulations on getting past that hurdle and on to finishing up your treatments & the rest of your life! Heart

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 27, 2019 10:34PM jo6359 wrote:

haliday- it's never easy making decisions. It isn't always black-and-white. Good luck on your future treatment.

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) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Apr 28, 2019 12:33AM Haliday wrote:

Unless the side effects become an obstacle, going with Radiation and Arimidex. . .thanks, all.

Dx 1/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Apr 30, 2019 11:58AM momand2kids wrote:

Hi

it has been a while--just stopping in to say hello and update-- I just was dx with a small melanoma on my arm-- re-excision today--- slow growing--doc said on Friday- you have nothing to worry about, this will be fine. When I complained to my dermatologist about now having cancer 3 x (bc, thryoid and this) he said "someone is looking out for you".. and while I know he is right-these have all been early and very treatable, it is maddening--I am at the derm 2x per year and have been for 20 years--- this did not look even like a mole!!!!

Anyway, I am grateful for all I learned during the bc process- came in handy here-- did not freak out-just started to look for solutions. Overally I am in great health and things are great--- so this is another of those bumps in the road we are all so familiar with. Hope you are all well and living well!!!


Dx 10/29/2008, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/25/2008 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/16/2009 Adriamycin (doxorubicin) Radiation Therapy 3/23/2009 Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2009 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 30, 2019 12:57PM ruthbru wrote:

Well, that is no fun, mom!

I'm good

I didn't a lot of traveling this winter, which was fun, and it was good to not be here because the weather was awful (and not so great yet, the northern part of the state got more snow yesterday!). Now that I'm home, I've been doing some subbing, playing with my new grand-puppy, trying to get some projects done around the house, and get some summer plans finalized. I have my annual check-in with the oncologist next Thursday. If all goes well, I can check that off my worry list for awhile.

Happy May!


"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 30, 2019 02:20PM momand2kids wrote:

Ruth

did you retire? so right about the weather...true this is no fun but as my dermatologist pointed out "someone must be looking out for you" we keep finding things early and small...I used to think I wouldn't mind hyper surveillance, but now I am not so sure--- next up is endocrinology for the thyroid, then a colonoscopy then oncology---sigh... I am ever so grateful for the access to care... but some days.....


Glad to hear you are well...


Dx 10/29/2008, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/25/2008 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/16/2009 Adriamycin (doxorubicin) Radiation Therapy 3/23/2009 Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2009 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 30, 2019 02:41PM ruthbru wrote:

I retired in 2013, but still substitute at my old school (so could still be working every day if I wanted to). So I am more like semi-retired, or 2/3rds retired.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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May 1, 2019 01:24AM InnaB2018 wrote:

Mom, I’ve been diagnosed with an early stage melanoma 2 months before being diagnosed with breast cancer. It sucks. But we can beat it!

Dx 3/26/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/24/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/7/2018 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 5/21/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 5/22/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 10, 2019 10:36PM MexicoHeather wrote:

My 3D Mammogram was today. This is Year 2 since the end of treatment.They had to squish me a second time, but I am all clean and got a BI-RADS 2 rating. I was calm during the whole thing, but felt rather annoyed when it was all over. Anger? Sadness? I guess you never know what you're going to feel. I will take the good news, though.Happy

Dios es Amor. Dx 10/1/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/5/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 5/10/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/10/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 12/6/2018 Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 10, 2019 10:48PM Garnersuz77 wrote:

Congrats MexicoHeather! It’s so hard to always have this in the back (or front) of our minds, especially during imaging and MO check-ins.So happy it was good news :-)

Have any of you been offered Zometa not for current osteopenia but for protection against bone mets risk?

Dx@41; Oncotype 9 Dx 11/2/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Radiation Therapy 4/11/2019 Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jul 11, 2019 12:47AM Legomaster225 wrote:

I had my first dose (annual) of Reclast in January but my bone density showed osteoporosis and osteopenia. My MO did say that it has shown in some studies to offer mild protection from bone Mets. I’ll take any potential benefit I can get, especially since I need it anyway.

Diagnosed at 50. Currently 53. Oncotype score 39. One node positive at diagnosis negative after preadjuvent chemo. Bilateral cancer discovered at BMX. Left breast was supposed to be prophylactic. :-( Dx 12/3/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Dx 6/22/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/22/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Surgery 6/22/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 8/22/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2017 Hormonal Therapy 9/9/2018 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jul 13, 2019 04:31PM bravepoint wrote:

Garbersuze77 - I go for Zometa infusions every 6 months. I've got 2 more left as my MO wants me to have them for 3 years PFC.

Gail Radiation Therapy 4/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/29/2016 Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 AC + T (Taxol)
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Jul 18, 2019 09:12PM libby2002 wrote:

I've been diagnosed 2b. 3cm tumour. 1.8cm node.

Er+ Pr+ her2-.

It's been the lowest point in my life. Anyone survive similar?

Libby

Dx 4/19/2019, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Jul 18, 2019 09:26PM HikingLady wrote:

libby2002 So sorry you're in a club you didn't want to join. This whole community is chock full of good news, good outcomes, longterm survival, successful treatments, complete cures, and many people who've been through what you're going through, and DID come out the other side okay, and HAVE lived a long time and have put this behind them and are moving on in life. You're in the worst time of worry. But, there's a lot of research and hope and treatment options, and tons of support right here. We all empathize with how you're feeling.

Do you have any other TX going on, like chemo, or planned surgery? If so, can you add that to your Dx info on your signature, and also have your settings be Public for that?

Is your DX that's posted a biopsy pre-surgery one, or a surgical pathology biopsy?

ER+ is a good thing. That means there's that tool for treatment.

Keep us posted about what your MO is explaining and guiding and proposing for your TX decisions.

Sending you warm wishes.

Dx 3/2003, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Surgery 4/8/2003 Lumpectomy Radiation Therapy 6/9/2003 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/7/2003 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 4/25/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/22/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 6/25/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 11/6/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 1/2/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Jul 18, 2019 09:28PM ruthbru wrote:

Many, many, many people (in fact most people) with that diagnosis not only survive but go on the live long, happy, cancer-free lives. The beginning is the worst part; once you get a treatment plan it place, you set your mind on getting through it and then on to the rest of your life. Sending you a hug!!!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 20, 2019 12:08AM Haliday wrote:

libby2002. I am 6 months down the road from where you are. Similar stats. And feeling back to myself after lumpectomy of 2.6 tumor, (cancer in lymph nodes too), followed by radiation. Now on Arimidex for two weeks. Take it slow. One step at a time. (I still went on a month-long cruise to Australia the same day I got my final diagnosis—really!)I will now live to age 83 instead of 89 if the statisticians are right! This is a great site to share and learn. Live your life. Live your life.

Dx 1/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Jul 21, 2019 11:40PM MexicoHeather wrote:

Libby2002: Hi, yes, we're here. I'm not saying it's big fun, but I am two years post treatment and I can now worry about other stuff. It's like you ultimately relax and trust God. Every woman is different, every case is different.

Dios es Amor. Dx 10/1/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/5/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 5/10/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/10/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 12/6/2018 Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 22, 2019 09:19AM InnaB2018 wrote:

Me! Now on my second year of survival. You can do it! And we are here to support you.

Dx 3/26/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/24/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/7/2018 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 5/21/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 5/22/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

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