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Topic: Check this out--survivor is now 90 yrs old!

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: Oct 26, 2017 10:34PM

swg wrote:

I was feeling really down the last couple of days..crying a lot about the prospect of a mastectomy. I read this and it's made me feel much better..

https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/57-year-breast-cancer-survivor-to-celebrate-90th-birthday.html

Dx 9/11/17. IDC grade 2, stage 1. 1.2cm. in right breast. ER+/PR+, HER2- 2nd tumor in right breast found 10/22/17. Dx 9/11/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 10/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/28/2017 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Oct 27, 2017 07:51AM Meow13 wrote:

I was devastated by my mastectomy but reconstruction was far better than I thought it would be.

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Oct 27, 2017 09:42AM swg wrote:

That's awesome. Did you get immediate reconstruction? That's what my BS wants to do.

Dx 9/11/17. IDC grade 2, stage 1. 1.2cm. in right breast. ER+/PR+, HER2- 2nd tumor in right breast found 10/22/17. Dx 9/11/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 10/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/28/2017 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Oct 27, 2017 09:49AM - edited Oct 27, 2017 09:50AM by Legomaster225

Swg, I got immediate reconstruction, skin, nipple sparing BMX with pre-pectoral implants and it has been pretty nice. My breasts look pretty much like they did before, nipples maybe a little more towards the outside but look good. I was/am pretty small breasted though. I'm very happy with the way they turned out and no more surgeries planned.

Diagnosed at 50. Currently 54. Oncotype score 39. One node positive at diagnosis negative after preadjuvent chemo. Bilateral cancer discovered at BMX. Left breast was supposed to be prophylactic. :-( Dx 12/3/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Dx 6/22/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Dx 6/22/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/22/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 8/22/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2017 Hormonal Therapy 9/9/2018 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 27, 2017 09:55AM swg wrote:

That's what I'd like..I def want to save the nipples. In fact, I'd like to save my left breast if it's clear, cuz I'm a little freaked out about the loss of feeling. I guess I'll find out the implications of the various choices when I meet with my new plastic surgeon (the other one my BS recommended is in the wrong health insurance TIER, and I'd have to shell out a $5000 deductible..ouch). The new one is in my Tier 1 and has GREAT reviews online, thankfully.

Dx 9/11/17. IDC grade 2, stage 1. 1.2cm. in right breast. ER+/PR+, HER2- 2nd tumor in right breast found 10/22/17. Dx 9/11/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 10/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/28/2017 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement

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