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 09:34PM

Posted on: Oct 26, 2017 09:34PM

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-, Dx 10/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2017 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Oct 27, 2017 06:51AM 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 08:42AM 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-, Dx 10/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2017 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Oct 27, 2017 08:49AM - edited Oct 27, 2017 08:50AM 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.

Dx 12/3/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/21/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant 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- Radiation Therapy 8/21/2017 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 10/16/2017 Hormonal Therapy 9/9/2018 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 27, 2017 08:55AM 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-, Dx 10/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2017 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement

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