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Nov 16, 2008 07:43PM
I'm curious about your story, as was trip neg dx Aug this year, and currently undergoing chemo, then rad. I did get clear margins, with lumpectomy, and no node involvement. I was wondering after going for 11 years, your prognosis seems like it should have been great. Did you change your lifestyle at all since your orig. dx?
I had gone thru a tremendous amount of unusual stress for the 2 years preceeding dx, and smoke, not a lot, and slightly overweight, not a lot. But the stress was awful, and my doctor said he sees this time and time again relating to breast cancer.
Incidentally, my sister had DCIS with lumpectomy at 49, and went 9 years, was ready to go back to mammo's only once/yr, when they found hyperplasia in the same spot, this year. Another lumpectomy and no cancer, thank God. But she did say she lost 15 pounds after the first surgery, and kept if off for a while, and as soon as she put the weight back on, she got this hyperplasia. She also has a stressful job.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this. I really think mind/body connection is a key thing. Best of luck to you.
8/7/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-