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Topic: Success Stories!

Forum: Biographies and Inspiring Stories —

Share your personal story, diagnosis, and treatment path, and stories of survival, hope, and success to encourage and inspire others!

Posted on: Jun 23, 2003 03:41PM

Carmelle wrote:

Every now and then I read a post on this forum that talks about somebody who has lived a long time with disease. I know there have even been threads with many node positive success stories and stage IV survival stories.
These have been the most uplifting influences for me on my journey.
In a world of breast cancer where medical staff are so reluctant to offer hope and even we ourselves cannot always see the light I think it would be great to have a compilation of good stories that we could put in our drawer and take out for those days when the "scared" comes out too strongly.Then read just enough to spark that hope again.
I am trying to put together these stories in a booklet format and would love it if anybody could email me stories they know that can shed light on our path.
Here is my email: carmelle@bwr.eastlink.ca
I would love to hear from you.

update: 02/23/03
glad to see all the stories. just wanted to say that the booklet idea was just an idea. i think the posts do a great job on their own don't you?
let's keep this to the front if we can for any new people to read or add to. barb, you are excellent for not letting this get lost.
Yesterday is History... Tomorrow is Mystery...Today is a gift. Dx 3/7/2003, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 18, 2017 07:53AM - edited Oct 18, 2017 07:54AM by Runnermum

Love these stories! Need to share our families success story...my maternal grandma first diagnosed with breast cancer in right breast in 1970. Had a masectomy. 13 years later in 1983, found cancer in left breast. She was 64 at this time. Again had a masectomy. No chemo, rads, etc. either time. My Grandma lived to age 93! And passed away from old age in 2011. She was stubborn and feisty and so am I! ;)

Dx 4/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Nov 1, 2017 08:46PM live_deliciously wrote:

awesome. Stay stubborn and fiesty. Keep the beast at bay....

Dx 12/2014, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/15/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/23/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/5/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Dec 14, 2017 04:46AM ToughCookie101 wrote:

Thank you all! I was recently diagnosed at 33, these are the kinds of boards I need to stick to

Dx 11/15/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Jan 1, 2018 01:27PM DxAt37 wrote:

that’s the best thread yet!

I am newly diagnosed and it gave me so much hope

To Infinity and Beyond!
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Jan 1, 2018 10:12PM HoneyBeaw wrote:

Tough cookie

I agree, stick to the positive boards. Some of the boards can scare the crap out of you and while I hate to say it some can just be so negative.. I love the long time survivor boards, only wish more would post on them as they do give me so much help. But as others have said many long termers are out there living life and just don't think about these boards anymore .

Surgery 11/27/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 12/5/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2016 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/15/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jan 18, 2018 06:05PM Nico1012 wrote:

bumping for the newbies . . .

Dx 4/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 20, 2018 10:41AM - edited Jan 20, 2018 11:35AM by ButterflyLilly

So glad I found this thread! It has been my lifeline since I was diagnosed this past November. I'm 40 yrs old. Thank you ladies for all the encouraging stories. It's helped me so much. Heart

Dx 11/18/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/11/2018 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement
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Jan 21, 2018 10:40PM stephilosphy00 wrote:

Love this post!! I was dx at 29 now I am almost 31. I am planning to live at least another 30 years!

Dx at 29. Original mass 2.5 cm. Biopsy MRI and PET/CT confirmed 1 node involved. Ki-67 score 7.5%. ER100% PR100%. Genetic testing negative. Restaged to stage IIA post surgery. Chose to do 6 cycles of Xeloda to prevent recurrence!! Dx 11/9/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/17/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/10/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 5/20/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 7/10/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 7/11/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Zoladex (goserelin)

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