Topic: Could lymph node positive survivors share their story?

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 24, 2011 12:41AM

Posted on: Apr 24, 2011 12:41AM

Rachel1 wrote:

I was dx in May 2010 with IDC stage 2, grade 3, BRCA2+, ER+ with 7 positive nodes. I would like to hear from long term survivors as this has been a very scary journey. Thank you so much!!!

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Jan 21, 2012 06:57PM kim40 wrote:

It is 3 years for me this year.  Stage 3, grade 3, Her2+, 14 nodes positive and I'm still here.  

(((Hugs))) to you

Kim "I Run for Life" - Melissa Ethridge Dx 1/6/2009, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 14/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Feb 20, 2012 05:34PM Rachel1 wrote:

Bump

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Feb 21, 2012 01:09AM karen1956 wrote:

Rachel...I just passed the 6 year mark from Dx.....8/12+ lymph nodes at time of surgery.....

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Feb 21, 2012 07:25AM CherylinOhio wrote:

So gald to hear from all of you!! I am approaching my one year mark soon. Whew...long road ahead of me but glad to read inspiring stories!!

Some days there won't be a song in your heart...sing anyways. Emory Austin Dx 3/29/2011, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 17/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/25/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/22/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/19/2012 Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 9/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/20/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 21, 2012 12:16PM suzfive wrote:

6+ years, 3 cm ILC 5/21 nodes positive, doing well.

12/07/05 ILC 3 cm ER+/PR+ Her2Neu neg 5/21 nodes Stage IIIa - 5 years of Arimidex -done!
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Feb 23, 2012 03:22PM CherylinOhio wrote:

Saw my BS 3 weeks ago? She told me that she had a patient 10 years ago that had 28 pos nodes and today she is ned and feeling fine!!!

Some days there won't be a song in your heart...sing anyways. Emory Austin Dx 3/29/2011, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 17/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/25/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/22/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/19/2012 Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 9/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/20/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 25, 2012 10:45AM upthere wrote:

just had lumpectomy and ALND w/16/16 positive. met with onc for first time. scared that may be mets to another site. anybody know about that? ths is not reoccurrance so i was not worried about it but the onc looked to be a little pessimistic and now i am scared to have the ct and pet next week.

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Feb 27, 2012 07:54AM CherylinOhio wrote:

Hi Upthere. It is natural to be worried. When I say my onc for the first time after surgery he looked at me and said "I doubt it has spread you look pretty healthy". Now that does not mean that there could not have been mets, thankfully there was not. It sucks to have to wait but you need to get the scans to know how to move forward. There is a thread called "The waiting room" many people there chatting about waiting for tests. Be positive and don't let the onc bring you down. If you don't feel comfortable get another one. Mine is awesome he is very upbeat and a straight shooter. He is optimistic about my prognosis and that gives me hope!  Go get your scans and keeps up posted!! Good luck!! ({HUGS})

Some days there won't be a song in your heart...sing anyways. Emory Austin Dx 3/29/2011, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 17/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/25/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/22/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/19/2012 Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 9/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/20/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 27, 2012 08:14AM sam52 wrote:

10 years out with 3 nodes (IDC 1.6cm, grade 3 ER/PR+Her2 neg)

My treatment was mast, chemo (4 x FEC + 4 x Taxotere),25 rads (3 fields), tamoxifen for 2.5 years followed by 5 years aromasin.

So far, so good.......

dx Oct 2001 IDC 1.6cm, stage II, grade 3, 3/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2012 09:01AM Kouragio wrote:

Stage 4, more metastatic disease than you can imagine, 1 1/2 years ago, People think I'm lying when they look at me....my advice is to get get over your fear of death, then you can start living again and not feel so panicked/scared/overwhelmed by it all...wake up with a smile, and even if you don't feel like smiling, do it anyway, you'll be surprised how much better you feel...I have 5 children ranging from 3 - 19 years old, but I have stopped fearing for the future all the time...xxoooxxx

Kouragio Dx 9/1/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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