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

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021 05:34PM

Hope99 wrote:

Hello. I am worry to take pfizer vaccine to avoid coronavirus. But my MO not give me any clear answers about my situation and the chances to take pfizer.

I am on AI (Aromasin) hormone therapy, with zomet each 6 months and monthly LUPRODINE 3.75. I don't know if there is any interactions between these drugs and pfizer content, or this vaccine can reccurence cancer again!

Who take pfizer? Tell me about your experiance and what your MO told you about vaccination for cancer patient and remission ones.

Your answer will help me a lot to think and decide 😔

Dx 9/14/2017,IDC, Right, 2.5 - 3 cm, stage 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- chemo: 12/11/2017 ( FEC-T protocol ) crying solve a lot of problems in this life.
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Apr 18, 2021 05:49PM RosieRed wrote:

I took the Pfizer vaccine. I have MBC and am on Faslodex, Zometa, and Ibrance. My MO gave me the go ahead to take it without changing anything in my scheduled treatment. I’ve read that some MOs recommended that they take a break from Ibrance while getting their vaccinations. I did fine with both shots. On the second one, I did feel a little out of it and tired, but that was about it as far as SEs go.

Dx 5/9/2018, LCIS/DCIS, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 8/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/14/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 12/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 4/8/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/1/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Dx 2/9/2021, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/21/2021 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 2/21/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Apr 18, 2021 06:00PM Redkitty815 wrote:

I took the Pfizer vaccine. I also am on an AI, Lupron and Zometa as well as finishing my year of Herceptin. I was fine after the first shot and had a day of fatigue and muscle pain following the second shot. 36 hours after the second dose, I was 100%.

Dx 11/26/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 12/19/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 7/12/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/12/2020 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Apr 18, 2021 06:12PM - edited Apr 18, 2021 06:16PM by exbrnxgrl

If your mo has no objections, what is your hesitancy? For the vast majority of us who have/had breast cancer there is no evidence to suggest that we shouldn't take it. You will be protecting not only yourself but you will be contributing to herd immunity. Again, there has been no evidence to suggest that we should not take the vaccine. My mo encouraged me to get the vaccine. There are also a few threads on bco dealing with this and almost without exception everyone's mo has urged them to get vaccinated.I had my two doses of Pfizer completed in March and other than the expected reactions, brief and manageable, I am fine. What makes you hesitant?

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 18, 2021 07:54PM Spookiesmom wrote:

I had both Phizer jabs. My MO and PCP told me to get it. I’m on Ibrance and letrozole. No se except for a slight sore arm.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Apr 18, 2021 08:20PM HalfNhalf wrote:

I had the 1st Pfizer dose 2 weeks ago and the 2nd will be this Friday. I’m taking genericarimidex. No side effects from the 1st vaccine dose except for a slightly sore arm for 2 days. I made sure to use my left arm. Hopefully, the next dose is just as easy.

Dx 8/5/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/11/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 11/16/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 2/20/2020 Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/8/2020 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/20/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 18, 2021 09:00PM JanieHS wrote:

I am on an AI and got the Pfizer vaccine - other than a sore arm and slight fatigue after the second shot I was fine. My MO told me to get vaccinated as soon as I could.

Dx 12/16/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 3/25/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/3/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 19, 2021 12:26AM - edited Apr 19, 2021 12:27AM by BrinkOfEternity

My cancer center scheduled Pfizer shots actually, and my MO and follow-up nurse both recommended getting the vaccine. If anything I think the vaccine would train our immune system to fight better, which who knows, may be good for any rogue cancer cells floating around...

Weakly ER+ so practically TNBC, neoadjuvant chemo (Abraxane) with immunotherapy (Keytruda), then surgery, then more chemo (AC) Dx 7/26/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 9/3/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/3/2019 AC Surgery 4/26/2019 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 19, 2021 02:35AM AmyQ wrote:

I had both Pfizer vaccines in early January and end of February without any difficulties whatsoever. I had it with the blessing of my oncologist. I am happy I was one of the first groups to receive this protection.

Dx 2/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/9/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/25/2015 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Apr 19, 2021 08:28AM flashlight wrote:

I had the two doses of Pfizer completed last Thursday. No issues other than a sore arm.

Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Apr 19, 2021 12:47PM 2019whatayear wrote:

Have had 1st dose of Pfizer, will have second in a couple weeks. Had a really sore arm and some fatigue-- However I have a sore arm whenever something is injected into my arm- even Contrast dye does that to me. I take letrozole daily

5/6/2019 IDC 2cm, micromet 1/9 nodes, BRCA2+, ER+, PR+, HER- BMX 6/2019, A/C & Taxol 2019, Radiation, BSO - preventative 2/2020, Letrozole 3/1/2020
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Apr 19, 2021 01:16PM Sunshine99 wrote:

I had my first Pfizer vaccine and am scheduled for my second at the end of the month - the same day as my Zometa infusion. My MO said to keep with that schedule. I'm stage IV and am immune compromised due to the oral chemo drug, Ibrance.

I had a sore arm, but nothing more than that. We'll see how the second shot goes.

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Apr 19, 2021 07:23PM Shellsatthebeach wrote:

hello,

I'm on an AI and had both Pfizer shots. I had no side effects with the exception of a sore arm.

Dx 3/2017, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Dx 9/15/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 6/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 9/24/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 10/17/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxotere) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Apr 20, 2021 04:15PM - edited Apr 20, 2021 04:16PM by Hope99

RosieRed, thanks for your replay, it makes me so good.

Redkitty815, we are almost same in treatment. Thanks for your help.


STILL I AM WAITING MORE RESPOND SISTERS TO FEEL BETTER 😔

Dx 9/14/2017,IDC, Right, 2.5 - 3 cm, stage 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- chemo: 12/11/2017 ( FEC-T protocol ) crying solve a lot of problems in this life.
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Apr 20, 2021 07:39PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Hope,

What specifically are your concerns? Maybe we can address those if you can pinpoint what is making you nervous in particular

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 23, 2021 04:19AM Hope99 wrote:

I am afraid to get this vaccine because of my cancer, what if Pfizer acts negatively with me? Recurrence and progress in the future? What about the long side effects which is not clear in research?

Dx 9/14/2017,IDC, Right, 2.5 - 3 cm, stage 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- chemo: 12/11/2017 ( FEC-T protocol ) crying solve a lot of problems in this life.
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Apr 23, 2021 09:10AM exbrnxgrl wrote:

hope,

There is no reason to believe that this vaccine has anything to do with cancer recurrence. Messenger RNA is the mechanism by which it works. Long term side effects? Yes, of course they are unknown at this time but Corona viruses have been well studied for years. While this is unfortunate, the risks that the pandemic presents far outweigh the disaster that would be created by years of trials on every possible sub group of people.

Please remember that this vaccine wasn’t created from scratch. Scientists have been studying Corona viruses for many years. On a personal note, being vaccinated is liberating. No, everything has not returned to normal but it’s a start!

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 25, 2021 03:51PM new_direction wrote:

Personally I uncritically accepted all vaccines thinking they were all good. That was until I heard an interview with prof. Christine Stabell Benn some years ago.

Vaccinology: time to change the paradigm? - The Lancet Infectious Diseases

"The existing vaccine paradigm assumes that vaccines only protect against the target infection, that effective vaccines reduce mortality corresponding to the target infection's share of total mortality, and that the effects of vaccines are similar for males and females. However, epidemiological vaccine research has generated observations that contradict these assumptions and suggest that vaccines have important non-specific effects on overall health in populations. These include the observations that several live vaccines reduce the incidence of all-cause mortality in vaccinated compared with unvaccinated populations far more than can be explained by protection against the target infections, and that several non-live vaccines are associated with increased all-cause mortality in females.
First, that live vaccines enhance resistance towards unrelated infections. Second, non-live vaccines enhance the susceptibility of girls to unrelated infections. Third, the most recently administered vaccination has the strongest non-specific effects. Fourth, combinations of live and non-live vaccines given together have variable non-specific health effects. Fifth, vaccinating children with live vaccines in the presence of maternal immunity enhances beneficial non-specific effects and reduces mortality. Finally, vaccines might interact with other co-administered health interventions, for example vitamin A supplementation."

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Apr 25, 2021 06:06PM cookie54 wrote:

I completed the Pfizer in mid February had a sore arm and some mild flu symptoms very tolerable. I was on Xeloda and I still am currently and that was not an issue. To me the risk out weighs the measure and my MO felt the same. It's an individual decision that you need to feel comfortable with, best wishes.

Dx 8/15/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/13/2016 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant Chemotherapy 10/13/2016 AC Dx 6/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/28/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Surgery 10/18/2020 Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 11/22/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Apr 28, 2021 09:28AM new_direction wrote:

I found Christine S Benns take on the covid vaccine on a post on twitter

Aug 2020:
Christine Stabell Benn på Twitter: "Skal alle danskere vaccineres mod COVID-19? Baseret på hvad vi ved, er mit svar et klart nej. Her mine tanker.:1) Diskussionen er for tidligt ude. Vi har ikke en vaccine endnu. Vi har aldrig skabt en effektiv vaccine mod Corona-virus. Vi har ventet &gt;35 år på en HIV-vaccine.1/8" / Twitter

1. No effective vaccine against Covid has ever been produced, we have waited +35 years for a vaccine against HIV.
2. We dont know how many doses are needed and for how long they will give immunity.
3. Hence the vaccination strategy might be overly costly and ineffective.

4. The fastest developed vaccine until now was developed in 4 years. There are safety issues with a vaccine produced much faster to consider.

5. vaccines are testet amon a healthy group of people, and only the ability to produce antibodies plus the short term sideeffects are registered, so the full effect on all of the population is unknown.

6. the swine flue vaccine had unforeseen serious side effects

7. for some, antibodies from vaccines can lead to a more serious course of disease

She also writes there is evidence of a positive risk/benefit profile among elderly and vulnerable people, but among healthy, children and younger adults the benefits are unclear.

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Apr 28, 2021 09:35AM Nel wrote:

both shots of pfizer no side effects other than a sore arm I am on enhertu My oncologist encouraged me to get it, getting covid would be worse

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf Dx 9/27/2011, IBC, Stage IIIB, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 8/6/2013, IBC, Stage IV, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Apr 29, 2021 08:12AM flashlight wrote:

new_direction, Christine S Benns (Danish) take on the covid vaccine means nothing to me. If you don't want to get the vaccine that is your choice. Every medicine has a side effect. Would you rather have people die then have a chance to live? I was 4 years old when I took the polio vaccine. I have had the smallpox vaccine and who knows what I received in basic training. All my doctors have received the vaccine.

Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Apr 29, 2021 01:04PM new_direction wrote:

I haven't said I don't want the vaccine I just say there is more to it than just "all good" and I like to consider it from more angles. I posted it because hope99 was questioning the vaccine and might appreciate more angles to the consideration. That my answer means nothing to you is fine by me, still it feels like you are imposing your take on the vaccine a lot more than i was trying to.
This is not a pro or against vaccine post but it is interesting that some people need a clearcut answer when its not possible.

I have had all recommended vaccines in the past and still i find it interesting what has been learned since then.

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Apr 29, 2021 01:22PM LillyIsHere wrote:

I took the first shot and my second is coming up. I am nervous of interference with letrozole and other future SE this new, rushed vaccine will generate in our bodies but I don't think there are other choices at this point.

“Within five years, cancer will have been removed from the list of fatal maladies.” That was the optimistic promise to U.S. President William Howard Taft in 1910 when he visited Buffalo’s Gratwick Laboratory, “What’s taking so long?” Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 29, 2021 03:15PM - edited Apr 29, 2021 03:17PM by voraciousreader

i took both Pfiizer vaccines. Following my second vaccine, my arm was sore....took me a moment to realize that it was the arm that WASN'T vaccinated that hurt....


two good books to read....


eula Biss's On Immunity and The Microbe Hunters.

First book is short stories about her musings and what vaccination means to her. The second, written almost 100 years ago and still in print...about the discovery of microbes and science's march forward into understanding microbes and the invention of vaccines.


truly enlightening books

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Apr 29, 2021 04:41PM flashlight wrote:

Getting a vaccine will help protect you, help protect others, and help end the pandemic. More vaccinations equals fewer infections. That is all I hope for. If you feel the vaccine will cause you more harm than good, then just like BS treatment, it is your choice. I respect that. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but I know I want to return to normal for whatever time I might have left.

Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Apr 30, 2021 01:17PM Humblepeace wrote:

Did anyone notice underarm/breast pain after the vaccine??

Dx 3/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy
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Apr 30, 2021 08:04PM - edited May 1, 2021 12:03AM by BrinkOfEternity

I got my 1st shot on the left arm and did feel a few pinches on the left breast afterwards. I usually don't feel anything there.

Strangely I felt nausea about 1 week after the 1st shot. Not sure if that's related. At least arm soreness is quite mild compared to flu shot for me.

Weakly ER+ so practically TNBC, neoadjuvant chemo (Abraxane) with immunotherapy (Keytruda), then surgery, then more chemo (AC) Dx 7/26/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 9/3/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/3/2019 AC Surgery 4/26/2019 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 30, 2021 08:19PM bcincolorado wrote:

I did Pfizer and finished mine. Had to get on my "non-cancer" side since no nodes out on there. Did have a little sore arm but that was it. Both MO and Primary said to get it. Glad I did since a a week or ago got to see my grandkids for the first time in over a year and hug them and they could stay over even since they have been in quarantine too and home-schooling since mom and dad won't let them go in person right now.

My brother refuses to get it who lives in another state and told him he and his family are not welcome to come visit or see our mother either since he had enough sense to get hers too.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)

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