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Topic: Stage 2b - looking for hope

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

Posted on: May 29, 2019 11:19AM

libby2002 wrote:

hi -

Diagnosed at 34 with stage 2 breast cancer. 3.5cm tumour, 1 node. Er+ , weakly Pr+, Her2- .


Anyone had a similar diagnosis and made it through for a long time?

Dx 4/19/2019, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/5/2019 TAC
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Jun 4, 2019 11:09AM momand2kids wrote:

Hi

our dx are not the same-but there is always a good reason to hope-- you are early stage and her2- these are good things--take a look at the thread on young women with bc..... I think you will find lots of support there.

hang in there.

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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Jun 4, 2019 10:14PM libby2002 wrote:

Thank you @momand2kids

Dx 4/19/2019, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/5/2019 TAC
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Jul 11, 2019 10:39PM clickchick wrote:

We have a similar diagnosis, but I was triple negative, with a 3.9cm tumor and 2 positive nodes. I finished treatment 5 years ago and I'm feeling good. Hang in there, Libby!

Kelly

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." U2 Dx 9/3/2013, DCIS/IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/10 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/21/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/14/2014
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Jul 24, 2019 05:00AM Bellini3 wrote:

Hi Libby

I was also diagnosed at 34 stage 2b- 9 years ago and going well

All the best

Dx 2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 26, 2019 10:17PM libby2002 wrote:

thank you everyone

Dx 4/19/2019, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/5/2019 TAC
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Jul 27, 2019 10:38AM - edited Jul 27, 2019 10:42AM by BCat34

I was just a few months into age 34 when diagnosed with locally advanced IDC on the left (which was eventually called an 8cm tumor on my chart), 1 node at biopsy time and weakly ER+. I just celebrated my 7 years out milestone and am still gratefully NED, with no recurrence after complete response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and still taking daily tamoxifen and 4,000 units a day of Vitamin D.

Hang in there -- it's absolutely a step by step, day by day journey. Groups like this and others really helped give me strength when I was able to find others who could relate to such a tremendous and rare event in your 30s.


Very best

Dx 6/30/2012, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/15/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 1/24/2013 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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Jul 27, 2019 11:24AM Beesy_The_Other_One wrote:

Libby, I can't say it's been a long time for me, but BCat34 brings up a good point--note that she's taking Tamoxifen AND 4,000 IU's of Vitamin D. There's a great thread talking about research that suggests that women with high Vitamin D levels are twice as likely to survive than those with low levels (and the articles linked in the thread indicate that women who are diagnosed are far more likely to have dramatically low levels!). Here's the thread: https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/8/topics/818855?page=1 Taking Vitamin D seems like a pretty easy thing to take in the scheme of things!

After some research, I learned that to maximize the effectiveness of Vitamin D supplementation while minimizing risk of toxicity, taking Vitamin K with the Vitamin D is helpful. The supplement I take has 5,000 IU's of D and 100 mcg of K. I plan to have my MO check my levels when he does routine bloodwork in August.


1997: Phyllodes, R breast. 2018: IDC, L breast. TCHP, BMX, Radiation, Nerlynx. Dx 8/20/2018, IDC, Left, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
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Nov 4, 2019 06:47PM msphil wrote:

hello sweetie I was planning our 2 marriages when I found lump in shower working in medical field most of my life I went into work at medical center. Things started moving fast after that got diagnosed with breast cancer also got 2nd opinion same diagnosis. Devastated was only 42 no family history diagnosed with idc stage2 0/3 nodes 3mo chemo before and after Lmast then got married then 7wks rads and 5yrs on Tamoxifen Praise God now a 25yr Survivor. Wrote book about experience. "The Healing of Breast Cancer",A Physical and Spiritual Healing Of My Body and Soul. On Amazon com and Barnes &Noble. Hope this helps. Mrs Phyllis Alexander.

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Nov 4, 2019 08:44PM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:

Ten years out and doing beyond fabulous! You should expect the same. Good luck!!!

Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted. Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
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Nov 4, 2019 08:48PM libby2002 wrote:

hi all,


Thank you for your responses. At surgery time it turned out I had 4 nodes +. It pushed me out to a stage 3a. I had nowhere near a complete response to chemo and I am feeling incredibly hopeless.


Libby

Dx 4/19/2019, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/5/2019 TAC

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