Topic: Any high Ki67 survivor stories out there?

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: Mar 2, 2012 12:43PM - edited Mar 2, 2012 12:44PM by jenlee

Posted on: Mar 2, 2012 12:43PM - edited Mar 2, 2012 12:44PM by jenlee

jenlee wrote:

I would LOVE to hear from ANY survivors who had high Ki67 !!!!  (Also hormone positive with high Ki67).  My Ki67 is 75%, which feels like a death sentence, even though half way through chemo, the tumor has shrunk by about 80%.  It has been an emotionally challenging week and I could use some positive (really positive) stories.
Jenifer, completed TAC x 8 on 4/24/2012. Lumpectomy on 5/23/2012. BMX & immediate DIEH stage 1 on 6/5/2012 NOLA; stage 2 surgery 10/4/12 NOLA. Tamoxifen since 6/2012. Switched to Arimidex 9/2013. Dx 10/20/2011, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 10, 2020 09:14AM KMom57 wrote:

Jenlee, thank you for taking the time to post. I’m in the thick of it, and cried when I read your post, particularly about your daughter now being a young lady, as I have a young daughter too. Thank you for the encouragement.

Dx 10/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/6/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/14/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/17/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/30/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Sep 10, 2020 09:59AM - edited Sep 10, 2020 10:00AM by lisaellen

I am a 17 year survivor!!

My tumor was fast growing as well. I do not remember my ki67 score. But I remember being terrified by my recurrence rate quoted to me at my initial visit.I was told the tumor was aggressive. I had a self exam three months prior to diagnosis and an OBGYN exam five months prior that did not detect it. This is significant because the tumor was on the chest wall above my breast, and I was also smaller than an A cup. Chemo and surgery got that number down to a 17% recurrence rate. Happy to say I've never had cancer rear its ugly head since. I've been happy with my decision to have bi-lateral mastectomies with reconstruction as well as dose dense chemo. I have upgraded my cup size ;)

I can't do push-ups, but I couldn't do them before either, haha. I can do anything and everything else, and I am very grateful.

Hang in there ladies, you have an army of supporters here who wish and pray for your healing!!!!! Virtual hugs

Dx 3-18-07,2.2cm tumor,stageII,grade3,8 rounds ACT,no rads,Infiltrating ductal,0nodes, bi-latmast.10-07,expanders2-27-08, implants with tattoo nipples

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