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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 02:13PM - edited Aug 8, 2013 12:34PM 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 4/23/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/23/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/26/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/4/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/23/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Aug 16, 2013 10:36AM gardengumby wrote:

yup.  Everytime I make a mistake I tell myself that if it wasn't for letrozole, that I'd be damn near perfect!!! Innocent

BRCA1 & 2 negative - 3 family members. Oncotype 14. DCIS 7.5 cm, intermediate Dx 10/28/2010, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Aug 16, 2013 03:21PM JDB53 wrote:

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  The Mrs is on the "off week" of AC and is feeling good so we are planning to get out a bit and enjoy the great weather here in Jersey. See ya Monday!

Husband to my high school sweetheart! Be Kind; Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Dx 4/26/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/3/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/8/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/3/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/24/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 16, 2013 05:50PM LoriBach wrote:

Sorry, been traveling to take my daughter to college.  My tumors were both in the right breast, somewhat close together.  I was told they were two primary tumors.  I asked my ocologist about the oncotest and he did not run it since I was going to be doing chemo regardless due to the size and the HER2 status.  I also asked him if having 2 primaries raised my recurrence risk and he said no.

Lori Dx 5/14/2012, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/15/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2013 Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Aug 16, 2013 06:29PM flannelette wrote:

Thanks Ruthbru & others re aspirin - ruthbru I know about you & the games! and since your posts are always positive, figured you enjoy helping...sweet! I'm going for the baby aspirins too - do you kknow they cost at least 5 -6 times as much in Canada? too stupid.we live near the border so my DH buys them for himself in the US & I'll get them there, too.

I knew aspirin came from willow bark but was unaware it's available in its original, unmodified form. I guess by the time it's processed into the pill much has been added to that pill. In its natural form, what is it? a tincture? a tea? a powder?

Dx 7/2008, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/30/2008 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/1/2008 CEF Radiation Therapy 1/10/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/15/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 7/20/2012, 0/6 nodes Surgery 7/20/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary
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Aug 16, 2013 06:35PM flannelette wrote:

Thanks Ruthbru & others re aspirin - ruthbru I know about you & the games! and since your posts are always positive, figured you enjoy helping...sweet! I'm going for the baby aspirins too - do you kknow they cost at least 5 -6 times as much in Canada? too stupid.we live near the border so my DH buys them for himself in the US & I'll get them there, too.

I knew aspirin came from willow bark but was unaware it's available in its original, unmodified form. I guess by the time it's processed into the pill much has been added to that pill. In its natural form, what is it? a tincture? a tea? a powder?

Dx 7/2008, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/30/2008 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/1/2008 CEF Radiation Therapy 1/10/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/15/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 7/20/2012, 0/6 nodes Surgery 7/20/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary
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Aug 16, 2013 06:39PM gardengumby wrote:

White willow bark is usually in capsule form but I've also seen it in a tincture

BRCA1 & 2 negative - 3 family members. Oncotype 14. DCIS 7.5 cm, intermediate Dx 10/28/2010, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Aug 17, 2013 01:19PM NisaVilla wrote:

Global Girl - I visited your blog. I liked your writing, family and dog. I respect your decision to decline further treatments. Your 70+ chances of already being cured is a good number.

SB - Hope you are having a fabulous getaway. Great weather in SoCal too.

I am looking for advice re: facil skin problem. Have irritation that started on day 7 post chemo and is day 12 and not going away. Looks like uneven and severe sunburn right under both eyes, red, dry, swollen, and ugly. Afraid to try just any remedies and make it worse.

Thanks! Nice weekend to all, Nisa

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 4/23/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/23/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/26/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/4/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/23/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Aug 17, 2013 03:06PM SpecialK wrote:

nisa - are you getting steroids with chemo?  The red face, particularly the cheeks, is a well-documented SE from Decadron and other steroids.  I did get it within 24 hours of taking the day-before steroid and also receiving the IV form the day of chemo.  I am wondering if you are particularly sensitive to it if you are taking it?  The other possibility is an allergic reaction but I would think if it was to chemo itself it would have happened sooner.  It could just be irritation, or maybe also a reaction to something you normally put on your skin that is interacting with any of the drugs you are taking.  Have you notified your oncologist about this?

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Aug 17, 2013 10:08PM NisaVilla wrote:

SpecialK - yes, I get 12 pills of Decadron pre and post chemo and they do give me a gentle pink/red touch in face and chest every time. This is different and happens just in the area right below my eyes, and super red and dry. I am thinking that your third idea is likely to be the one on target. I am going to suspend the little that I put on my face and see what happens....hoping it will be gone by next chemo. Thanks so much for thinking of possibilities! Will let you know how my little test goes. Nisa

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 4/23/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/23/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/26/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/4/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/23/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Aug 17, 2013 10:18PM SpecialK wrote:

Nisa - hope that does the trick.  One thing I used a LOT of during chemo was Aquaphor.  I had a lot of tearing from Taxotere and the corners of my eyes were always dry, so I put some there.  I put in on and in (I know, TMI!) my nose because it cracked at the corners and inside from Herceptin.  I also used it on my hands and feet at night with cotton socks and gloves for dryness and cracking.  By the end of chemo I was using it all over my face as a moisturizer!  I should have bought stock in Aquaphor!  I know a lot of people have used it, so it is something you might try once your redness goes away, it doesn't seem to have anything irritating.

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Aug 17, 2013 11:11PM jnprsn wrote:

Nisa, I have red dry patches on my face too. I use pure extra virgin coconut oil all over my face and aquaphor for lips on stubborn rough spots.

Jane Dx 5/14/2013, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 2/29/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/29/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 4/30/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 18, 2013 02:05PM planetbananas wrote:

I had an awful reaction to the Decadron so I had Taxotere without and became very ill. It has taken a long time to feel better, and I was until developing an infection in my implant. It is slowly getting better again, I was able to fly to see my family for my birthday :)

High grade mammary carcinoma with medullary features and focal squamous differentiation Dx 5/29/2011, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2013 Surgery 4/25/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/23/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 12/4/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Hormonal Therapy 1/4/2014 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 18, 2013 03:20PM NisaVilla wrote:

Thanks all for the Aquaphor suggestion! I put some on this morning and it already helped with the dryness. Coconut oil is next, want to introduce one at a time. Will I ever feel like myself again?!!

Happy Birthday planetbananas! Sorry to hear about infection in implant...how did that happen? I had thought of asking for the next infusion without Decadron (just to reduce the amount of drugs taken in 4 hours) but now I am having second thoughts. Sending good wishes...

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 4/23/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/23/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/26/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/4/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/23/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Aug 18, 2013 03:37PM Colt45 wrote:

Hi everybody. Many of you have corresponded with me and with this Stage 2 forum, I kind of feel like this is our space, so I wanted to share a nice story with my "BCO family".

My wife reminded me again today why she is a special lady.

Her hairdresser has come upon hard financial times and she told me she's going to take our girls there for haircuts this week when she goes for trim #3, since chemo ended. My girls don't need haircuts, mind you. She just wants to give her business.

She also asked me if it was ok (and of course it is) if we do a food shopping for her family to help them out. I know they have been using a food bank.

This isn't mind shattering generosity... but it's a peek inside my wife's heart.

The thing that makes me tear up is that I am a wreck for my wife (I do not let this show at home) and through all of this, she is just concerned for other people.

She is always like this. She has always tried to extend herself for other people, even when it would be easy to just want others to do for her.

I love her so much.

Husband Dx 10/9/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/7/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/13/2012 AC Chemotherapy 2/7/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Aug 18, 2013 03:42PM pupmom wrote:

Colt, you and your wife are so blessed to have each other!

Life is what happens while we're making other plans. Dx 10/18/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 18, 2013 03:50PM planetbananas wrote:

Colt45 you guys are really awesome, bless you both. I have a very supportive and loving husband so I know how special and precious it is.....

Nisa, I'm not exactly sure on the infection. The Dr guess was a stitch that was supposed to dissolve, didn't and created a little cyst that then spread. The surgery was 4/25 and the infection happened in June. I also waited too long to see the Dr because I have never had anything like that happen with over 10 surgeries (most non cancer related) under my belt.

High grade mammary carcinoma with medullary features and focal squamous differentiation Dx 5/29/2011, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2013 Surgery 4/25/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/23/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 12/4/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Hormonal Therapy 1/4/2014 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 19, 2013 07:15AM JDB53 wrote:

Colt145-

I got to tell you from the first time I read your posts I knew we had a connection. Like your wife my wife spent her "good day" Saturday shopping for the local food bank and soup kitchen, something she has been doing for the last few years.  She actually tired herself out and spent most of yesterday resting.  Like you, she touches my heart not worrying about herself but trying to give to others.  As tired as she was yesterday she got me up at 6:30am to attend 7:30 Mass!  I too worry so much about her. I try to remain positive and the wonderful women here have helped me do that, including you! God will be with all of these wonderful women! keep the faith Colt!

Husband to my high school sweetheart! Be Kind; Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Dx 4/26/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/3/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/8/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/3/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/24/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 19, 2013 07:52AM JDB53 wrote:

Am I being paranoid?  My wife has had asthma for many years, usually occurs this time of year due to ragweed, wet weather, which where we live in Jersey we have had plenty of both. Now I know this but her coughing freaks me out. She doesnt want to take her advair inhaler becuase the last time she did while on chemo she developed thrush and mouth sores.  A little voice in my head keeps saying is it lung cancer? She gets so annoyed when I look at her when she coughs!  I guess it comes with this whole deal!

Husband to my high school sweetheart! Be Kind; Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Dx 4/26/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/3/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/8/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/3/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/24/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 19, 2013 07:53AM JDB53 wrote:

And by the way, she had PET scans in June which were clear.

Husband to my high school sweetheart! Be Kind; Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Dx 4/26/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/3/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/8/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/3/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/24/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 19, 2013 07:57AM ruthbru wrote:

You are being paranoid about the lung cancer part, BUT she needs to talk to her doctor about the inhaler/mouth sores/chemo thing and find out what she can do to control her allergies during this time.

"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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Aug 19, 2013 07:59AM Traii wrote:

Hi Jdb53
I use to get a cough whilst on cytoxan it is known to do weird thing with our upper respitory. My hubby use to look at me toi when i use to cough lots. That with a combination with asthma for your wife is most likely the case. Hope it eases soon for her. Im battling a cold here in wintery Melbourne weather and my cough is getting bad. But I give everything a 2 week rule before i call my onc. Im going away on Wednesday so hope it eases!!

Stage IV 2nd Jan 2019 age 40 Dx 8/2012, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 2/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/5/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 9/23/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 10/30/2012 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/1/2013 CMF Surgery 7/4/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 2/24/2019 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Kisqali
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Aug 19, 2013 08:12AM JDB53 wrote:

Thanks ladies. We have our last AC infusion this Tuesday and will speak to the MO about that. I was wondering about the chemo causing a cough.  

Husband to my high school sweetheart! Be Kind; Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Dx 4/26/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/3/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/8/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/3/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/24/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 19, 2013 10:16AM Maureen1 wrote:

Colt45 and JDB53 - thanks for sharing your stories - my dad used to say there are truly angels who walk among us and I have met so many since my diagnosis, beautiful souls who do so much for others:) (((Hugs))) to your and your wonderful wives, Maureen

Dx 7/31/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 3/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/5/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 9/18/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/3/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 3/18/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 7/21/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/22/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Aug 19, 2013 10:25AM Maureen1 wrote:

JDB53 - I did not do rads...met with two different RO doctors because my MO was also urging me to consider rads but both of them said the risk reduction would be 5% and would only help to prevent local recurrence in the chest wall or skin - my tumor had great margins so pathology and my BS both said they were not worried about the chest wall or skin. The risk the RO's pointed out was it was on my left side and of course my heart and lung would be in the cross hairs so there was a risk of heart and/or lung damage. Colt45 did a great forum on rads or not for women with less than 4 positive nodes so you'll find alot of information there from both sides of the conversation... good luck on your decision...as many say on these boards, we make the best decisions we can with the information we have at the time and don't look back...Maureen

Dx 7/31/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 3/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/5/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 9/18/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/3/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 3/18/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 7/21/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/22/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Aug 19, 2013 10:56AM JDB53 wrote:

Thanks Maureen1- for both posts!

Husband to my high school sweetheart! Be Kind; Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Dx 4/26/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/3/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/8/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/3/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/24/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 19, 2013 02:04PM GlobalGirlyGirl wrote:

NisaVilla - Sorry for the late reply, but thank you for that compliment. It made me smile on Monday which is difficult to do. Tongue Out

bipolarwithatwistofcancer.com "Sometimes life's hell. But hey! Whatever gets the marshmallows toasty." ~J. Andrew Helt Dx 5/21/2013, DCIS, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/21/2013, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/16/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Aug 19, 2013 02:47PM Colt45 wrote:

@JDB53:

The thread Maureen is alluding to is "Topic: 1 Positive Node, Mastectomy...did you do Rads?"

I bumped it for you.

Don't pay any mind to the "1 Positive Node" aspect----ladies with multiple positive nodes chimed in as well.

If for no other reason, read through it to come up with more questions to ask your docs about your wife's specific case.

There is a wide variety of different insight in that thread.

Husband Dx 10/9/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/7/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/13/2012 AC Chemotherapy 2/7/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Aug 19, 2013 04:18PM ruthbru wrote:

There are also a couple great exercise threads here at BCO. 'Lets Post Our Daily Exercise' and 'Getting Back into Exercise During or After Treatment' both have great groups of motivating ladies who are in all stages of treatment and beyond.

Two great threads if you want some weight watching buddies are: 'Wednesday Weigh In' and 'The ELAB Project' (Eat Like a Bird).

"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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Aug 19, 2013 04:42PM JDB53 wrote:

Thanks Colt145!

Husband to my high school sweetheart! Be Kind; Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Dx 4/26/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/3/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/8/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/3/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/24/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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