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Posted on: Mar 3, 2021 10:25AM

PatRN10 wrote:

Cross posting here from the "concerned" thread

Has anyone been dx with stage 4 following up on very nonspecific sx like fatigue? I finished iron infusions for anemia (had bariatric surgery 2 years ago). Blood counts and iron are back to normal. Just trying to consider all potential issues. COVID vaccine did not help the situation

Pat: Dx age 52, ER 25%, PR 25% , Oncotype score 23 Dx 4/9/2015, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 5/15/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 7/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy 10/8/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/29/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 11/19/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/10/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 3, 2021 03:04PM flashlight wrote:

PatRN10, I'm not stage IV, but most of us on this site have some sort of fatigue. You might still be deconditioned from your recent surgery. Being anemic probably slowed down your healing. Congrats on getting the Covid vaccine!! Give yourself some time.

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 Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Mar 3, 2021 03:12PM moth wrote:

I had fatigue and some gradual, unexpected weight loss but my primary symptom was a lingering cough.

Do you have anything else? Night sweats? Liver pain? Other pain?

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone
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Mar 3, 2021 09:38PM PatRN10 wrote:

Thanks All,

I am 2 1/2 years out from my bariatric surgery and have been exercising faithfully so my physical condition is the best it has ever been. I have been reading about long-term fatigue even years down the road from BC treatment so most likely it could be that. I have an appt. with my PCP to discuss further.

Pat: Dx age 52, ER 25%, PR 25% , Oncotype score 23 Dx 4/9/2015, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 5/15/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 7/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy 10/8/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/29/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 11/19/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/10/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)

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