Topic: Long Term BC Survivors

Forum: Who or What Inspires You? — Share your personal story, diagnosis, and treatment path, and stories of survival, hope, and success to encourage and inspire others!

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008 05:40PM

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008 05:40PM

Jellydonut wrote:

Long-Term BC Survivors:  Hooray for them and may all of us live long enough to be in this great groupl

Betty Ford - 34 years! (diagnosed in 1974)

Nancy Reagan - 21 years!

Shirley Temple-Black 36 years! (diagnosed in 1972)

Ruby Dee - over 30 years!

Sandra Day O'Connor - 26 years! (diagnosed in 1982)

Jill Eikenberry - 22 years!

Kate Jackson - 21 years!

Ann Jillian - 23 years! (diagnosed in 1985 at 35 years old; had a child in 1992)

Richard Roundtree - 15 years!

Marcia Wallace - 23 years!

Diahann Carroll - 10 years!

Rue McClanehan - 11 years!

Olivia Newton John - 15 years!

Linda Ellerbee - 17 years!

If there are other famous long-term survivors' that I've missed, please add to the list.

Dx 3/2002, IDC, Stage IV, 3/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2013 11:41AM LisaH wrote:

LisaH checking in again.  This year marks my 12th year.  I don't come around here often because we are too busy living life.  When I wasn diagnosed at the age of 33, my children were 8 and 5.  Now they are 19 and 16.  My son is a sophomore in college and my daughter is a junior in HS. 

We are out here! And yes, I had IDC, 1.4 cm, stage 1, grade 2, ER/PR+, HER2+, 0/11 nodes.

Stay strong ladies!

Lisa H. Surgery 11/5/2002 Mastectomy: Left Dx 11/6/2002, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 12/12/2002 AC Hormonal Therapy 2/13/2003
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Oct 4, 2013 09:27PM Youngwithbc wrote:

Love reading these stories, please keep posting more!

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Oct 6, 2013 08:20AM soriya123 wrote:

thank you lisa....your post give me hope to see my kids grow up to middle n high school n college. my kids 11 n 8.

Dx 6/17/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 7/16/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/16/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/3/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Oct 6, 2013 08:32AM jwilco wrote:

I love this! I need to check in here more often. It's so encouraging and helps me when I'm in that awful what if frame of mind.

Thank you all for continuing to check in!
Dx 8/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 6, 2013 10:05AM dogsandjogs wrote:

I was diagnosed in 1982 and for sure it was an IDC. They knew the difference in those days so I don't think you can say that many of the old-time diagnoses were not IDC. I do sometimes think that the aggressive treatments we have these days make things worse. Not always, but sometimes---and I think the oncs should tell us that---

Dx 11/1982, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/17 nodes Surgery 11/17/1982 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Dx 11/15/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/11/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel
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Nov 12, 2013 03:00PM - edited Oct 31, 2014 03:30PM by TectonicShift

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Nov 12, 2013 09:22PM Youngwithbc wrote:

I wish every story was as great as that one... thanks for sharing!

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Aug 5, 2014 03:33AM songbird68 wrote:

My sister in law was dx 3 years ago with nodes+ and she is doing well. My friend was dx IDC stage 3 four years ago and had no recurrence. Another friend had DCIS and has just hit the ten year mark cancer free. The nurse looking after me in hospital for my ooph was a long term survivor too.

It's a year for me. It does get easier with time doesn't it.

More stories please! Must be time for lisaH to update:)

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multifocal IDC and DCIS. Age 44 at dx. Cancer wanted a piece of me, it won't get the rest of me. Stay strong. Dx 8/7/2013, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+, HER2-, Surgery 8/18/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 8/27/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 2/26/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 6/18/2014 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right) Surgery 8/2/2014 Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/9/2014 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 27, 2014 04:43PM lucy55 wrote:


Surgery 8/26/2014 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left) Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2014 Surgery
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Feb 27, 2015 10:49PM Aeon wrote:

My mom was dx at 45 IDC with 4 nodes. She did chemo and rads and moved on with her life. She had 2 recurrences since then and ultimately had a BMX. She is 72 now, cancer free, and still has a more active social life than I ever will .

I was dx at 39 and am awaiting surgery on 3/17. (BRCA negative, but haven't done the full panel)

Here's hoping that stubborn streak and 'powering through' attitude I obviously inherited from my mom applies to this as well!

Diagnosed 3 weeks before 40th birthday; Oncotype: 4 Dx 2/3/2015, DCIS, 2cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/3/2015, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/9/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/13/2015 Whole breast: Breast

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