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Forum: Your Furry Friends —

Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!

Posted on: Mar 9, 2016 07:38PM

cuddyclothes wrote:

When I saw the post cats, cats, cats, I simply had to create this one. I've had two dogs. My first was a miniature pinscher named Bucky. He'd been thrown out of a car (!) and ended up on a corner where I got off the bus. He was one year old, and eventually became my psychiatric service dog. The difference between that and a therapy dog was that Bucky had actual tasks to carry out. Such as pawing at my leg to bring me out of a dissociative state.


The second picture is an expression we used to call The Face. When he saw something he wanted. Food, toy, you name it.

Bucky died abruptly of congestive heart failure at nine. That was over five years ago, and I'm still heartbroken.

I got a puppy, another miniature pinscher, named Fletcher. He is an adorable bundle of energy, and neurotic as the day is long! EVERYTHING scares him! He's a rescue who spent his first four months in a cage by himself at a puppy mill. Five years later, Fletcher is a sweet, loving dog. But a real mess. He didn't even know how to be a dog. He still doesn't greet like a normal dog; he's happy to see me, but darts out of reach if I try to pet him. Other than that, he loves to cuddle. And he has a loud, shrill bark, as these dogs do.



Dx 6/30/2015, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/22/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 11/11/2015 Dx 6/5/2016, LCIS, Right, <1cm
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Dec 18, 2016 06:07PM rpoole1962 wrote:

I just got back from Knoxville TN and from volunteering at the Gatlinburg animal shelter for lost and injured animals from the wildfires. This was an amazing experience and it really puts life in perspective. I got to meet some amazing people and a lot of amazing fur babies. The animals that were not claimed after 14 days, were adopted out. Personally, I think 14 days is not long enough, but understand the need to clear space for all the others coming in. And also being cooped up in a cage for 2 weeks is not where a dog or cat should be. I got attached to all of the animals by walking them, and If I could have taken them all home I would have.

This is who adopted me....so I made it permanent. Meet Willy!!!!

Dx 6/24/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/18/2011 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/2/2011 CMF Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/4/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 11/17/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs/other, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2015 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/11/2015 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 2/22/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 11/8/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to liver Chemotherapy 11/16/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Dec 18, 2016 07:08PM Lita57 wrote:

What a SWEET face Willy has! He will make your Christmas very merry!

Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar and Zometa. Dragged into an arranged marriage with Mr. Cancer that I didn't agree to, and divorce is forbidden. Grateful for however many GOOD days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/26/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/14/2016 Chemotherapy 5/21/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/19/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Dec 18, 2016 08:25PM Spookiesmom wrote:

This is Vulfie, my Australian Shepherd. I've had and loved dogs all my life, but he was my special ❤ dog. He went to the Bridge 7 years ago, still miss him.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Dec 18, 2016 08:28PM Spookiesmom wrote:

And Spookie. Her birthday is Halloween, so the name. With her long hair we joke she looks like a small white Cousin It.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Dec 18, 2016 08:32PM Spookiesmom wrote:

And lastly, Kris Kringle. He's a rescue, his bday is in Dec. we got him when I was in the middle of chemo. What was I thinking? He's a very good boy, they get along well.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Dec 18, 2016 08:53PM lekker wrote:

Reindogs

Colorectal carcinoma in situ January 2000 (age 30), and now this... Dx 7/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/6/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 10/3/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/12/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/11/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 18, 2016 09:04PM Spookiesmom wrote:

This is what happens when the dog park floods and I wasn't watching Kris closely

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Dec 18, 2016 10:03PM Loveroflife wrote:

Atta boy, Kris.

My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor 12:9. Dx 8/25/2014, DCIS, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 9/15/2014 Mastectomy: Left Dx 10/13/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 1/11/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/13/2015 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant
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Dec 19, 2016 03:08AM javamama wrote:

Spookiesmom, is Spookie a Havanese? My little Java is a Havanese as well. And one of our pet nick names for her is Cousin It. lol

Dx 8/19/2016, IDC, Left, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 11/21/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 3/27/2017 Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 5/5/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 19, 2016 08:09AM Spookiesmom wrote:

She is Maltese. Related to the Havanaese

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Dec 20, 2016 01:49AM annoyingboob wrote:

im up for billet mastectomy with reconstruction in jan 2017. i have family to care for me the week after surgery, but then id like to go back to my house where i live alone with my small dog. how long post op were you able to walk your dog? is it silly to think i can take care of myself 2 weeks post op? better to arrange for a dog walker for 4 weeks? she's pretty lazy and would be ok sleeping with me all day, but ONE of us should get some exercise!!!

thank you!!!

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 20, 2016 07:37AM Mominator wrote:

annoyingboob: it's probably better to arrange for the 4 weeks, which you can adjust down if needed. There are many factors that will determine how well and how quickly you heal, many of which are hard to predict. You want time for the incisions and muscles to heal.

I'm presuming you're already in rather good shape since you live alone and that you already are walking and taking care of your dog all by yourself.

What we don't know is what to expect from your surgery and recovery. Most do very well. However, some ladies develop bruising, some get seromas, (which are pockets of fluid), and some folks infections. These will slow down your recovery.

I really don't remember when I started walking the dog again. My hubby is overprotective of me in that respect. Also, our dog pulls hard when he gets excited. We didn't want my stitches to get pulled.

Best wishes on your surgery and recovery.


Mominator, BRCA2+, STK-11 VUS, wife, mom to 3 children of various special needs, musician, volunteer. My Mom dx DCIS age 62, ILC stage IIIA age 79; Mom just passed 2/28/18. My Grandmother died of ovarian cancer age 48. Friend to Lori M, died 5/25/16. Surgery 11/11/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 1/18/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 6/30/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Dec 22, 2016 02:02PM Curlyq1974 wrote:

My Zeus went to see Santa again this year. Funds raised go towards the local shelter. I was thrilled that Mrs. Claus made it! We all know she is the brains of the operation!

Janet, 39 at diagnosis, BRAC 2+ Dx 12/2/2013, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/18/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/18/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 5/5/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/16/2014 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 9/21/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 10/25/2014 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/16/2015 Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/6/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/24/2016 Lumpectomy: Right
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Dec 22, 2016 03:35PM Lita57 wrote:

Sofia back from the Groomers! No stinky doggie for Christmas.

Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar and Zometa. Dragged into an arranged marriage with Mr. Cancer that I didn't agree to, and divorce is forbidden. Grateful for however many GOOD days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/26/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/14/2016 Chemotherapy 5/21/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/19/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Dec 22, 2016 07:08PM rpoole1962 wrote:

Curlyq, what a great idea for raising money for the shelter!!! Your Zeus is a doll baby.

Lita, Your cute sweet baby is all clean and groomed. Time to sleep with Mama!!!


Robin

Dx 6/24/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/18/2011 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/2/2011 CMF Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/4/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 11/17/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs/other, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2015 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/11/2015 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 2/22/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 11/8/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to liver Chemotherapy 11/16/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Dec 22, 2016 07:54PM Spookiesmom wrote:

one of these years I'll get my 2 to see Santa.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Dec 22, 2016 08:43PM annoyingboob wrote:

mominator - thank you!! I changed my mind and am getting a bilat lumpectomy with reduction instead of bilat mx. will see how that goes. thank you for your advice and all my best wishes for the holiday season!!

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 22, 2016 09:55PM ruthbru wrote:

Stella enjoying a mild winter day.

"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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Dec 25, 2016 01:00AM goldie63 wrote:

Well we got a new pup, Mylo! We fell in love with his picture online yesterday, met him today, and we bring him home Tuesday. Hopefully our cat Gus likes him!! We think Gus will like another pup better than another cat!!

dx bc 1997, age 33; dx lymphedema 2003, with recurring cellulitis; sister dx bc 2014, age 48; genetics testing, BRCA 2 Dx 3/1997, IDC: Medullary, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/13 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 12/29/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 3/3/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy CEF Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 25, 2016 07:48AM ruthbru wrote:

What a doll! I think your cat will be okay because the puppy is a baby so Gus can boss him around. Enjoy!!!!!

"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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Dec 25, 2016 10:19AM magiclight wrote:

Goldie: Love those expressive eye brows. Rest up before Tuesday!! Heart

Dx 4/15/2015, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery
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Dec 25, 2016 02:32PM - edited Dec 25, 2016 02:32PM by goldie63

lol Gussy is already the boss of the house so I'm sure she'll take quite fine to bossing Mylo around ruthbru! And yes magiclight we're expecting a lot of activity in the house with an 8 week old pup! Oh the joys of house training!!

dx bc 1997, age 33; dx lymphedema 2003, with recurring cellulitis; sister dx bc 2014, age 48; genetics testing, BRCA 2 Dx 3/1997, IDC: Medullary, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/13 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 12/29/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 3/3/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy CEF Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 26, 2016 08:06PM ruthbru wrote:

Stella's first Christmas.

"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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Dec 27, 2016 08:34PM - edited Dec 27, 2016 08:39PM by cuddyclothes

Goldie, what an adorable little pup!

What wonderful pictures! Everyone in our family has/had dogs. Here's my brother's first dog, Marnie. She was an absolute gem.

This is my brother's current dog, Daphne, as a puppy. She's a gorgeous dog.




Dx 6/30/2015, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/22/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 11/11/2015 Dx 6/5/2016, LCIS, Right, <1cm
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Dec 27, 2016 08:55PM rpoole1962 wrote:

Love love love all the pics!!! They make me smile!! This is Baby, she crossed the rainbow bridge June 2015 at the age of 15. My heart hurts for them everyday. They were my children, my life, my happiness. I think about them everyday!

This is Freeway, he crossed the rainbow bridge this past August 2016 at the age of 17

Dx 6/24/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/18/2011 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/2/2011 CMF Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/4/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 11/17/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs/other, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2015 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/11/2015 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 2/22/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 11/8/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to liver Chemotherapy 11/16/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Dec 28, 2016 04:12PM - edited Dec 28, 2016 04:14PM by magiclight

cuddy: Daphne's feet are so cuteas are her eyes with the whites showing.

rpool...sorry for your loss...they sure do leave a big hole in our hearts.

Dx 4/15/2015, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery
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Dec 31, 2016 04:46PM goldie63 wrote:

Puppy Mylo was sleeping with me and I said 'lookit how happy he is'. My partner said 'Lookit how happy you are!' Very happy to have this little guy around to love and especially since I have crappy bc again. Although we have both commented that it's a lot more effort to get up and down from the floor in your fifties than in your 30's, when we had our first 2 dogs!

dx bc 1997, age 33; dx lymphedema 2003, with recurring cellulitis; sister dx bc 2014, age 48; genetics testing, BRCA 2 Dx 3/1997, IDC: Medullary, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/13 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 12/29/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 3/3/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy CEF Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 31, 2016 06:12PM Spookiesmom wrote:

puppy breath and kisses. So cute😍

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Dec 31, 2016 09:18PM ruthbru wrote:

Puppy Love! 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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Dec 31, 2016 09:54PM - edited Dec 31, 2016 09:55PM by Fightingirl

Healer of a broken heart. This girls true best friend...love my husband dearly but this little guy just, gets cuter and amazes me everyday! I'm not looking forward to my surgery next week but I am looking forward to lots of cuddle time after with sully aka Bucky

Dx 11/8/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/6/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/9/2017 Multi-catheter: Breast Dx 11/14/2018, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy External: Bone

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