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Topic: Ladies in their 30s

Forum: Young With Breast Cancer —

Connect with those under 40 who have been diagnosed.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2010 09:10PM - edited Mar 8, 2016 12:08AM by Lady_Madonna

Lady_Madonna wrote:

Hi sisters,

Just wanted to find out how many of us are in our 30s.

Do you have husbands and families? I found that aspect particularly hard while I was doing my chemo- keeping up with the needs of everybody else while I was doing my treatments.

Now I'm in the radiation portion and school will be starting in about 10 days... yay!

Say hello if you have a moment!


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Sep 18, 2017 11:40PM KungFuKitty84 wrote:

Hi!

I'm 33, diagnosed at 32, I have a boyfriend, we've been together for 5 years (6th anniversary is next month), and will be getting married once I'm done with treatment. No children yet (fingers crossed that I can conceive after all of this). Having him has really helped me through this process. He keeps me laughing (most of the time, lol

Don't worry, I'll live. Dx 9/7/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 7/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/27/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 8/11/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/16/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/5/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 22, 2017 12:52PM KZ09 wrote:

Hey There!

I'm 30 and was diagnosed yesterday! Married, no kids, just looking for advice and support.

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Sep 22, 2017 05:45PM mkn86 wrote:

hi kate,

diagnosed last aug 2017 at 31. not married, no kids. started chemotherapy sep 2017.

we're here if you need support.you can do this. hang in there. :)

- kat Dx 8/11/2017, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/6/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin) Chemotherapy 11/8/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Oct 1, 2017 01:00PM Dawn1982 wrote:

hi all. Diagnosed Thursday. I'm 34. I live with my partner, no kids. Our wedding was scheduled for 11/3 but we are going to postpone it a bit so I can get treatment underway asap.

I have idc, 3cm, her2+ ... still waiting on all the other details.

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Oct 11, 2017 05:33PM Raque510 wrote:

Hi Ladies.

Without getting into the REAL “long version”, here’s my story:

Found a lump Sept ‘16, a month before my 35th. Ultrasound diagnosed as Fibroadenoma (benign tumor). It grew. Couldn’t ignore it after the first of the year. Went in for biopsy, 3 days later I’m told I have stage IDC (later found to be stage 3A. Had single mx w/no recon, and 2wks later started AC/T chemo, finished 7/17. Started rads 8/30. My rads doc thinks he’d like to stop just short of 30 doses because the tx area is an open sore, just getting worse (some of the worst they’ve seen, in fact).

Now it’s onto Hormone Therapy... which I’m dreading. I need some BC sisterly insight and where better to get it?

I’m scheduled to get monthly Lupron injections to shu down my ovaries, and also take Aromasin (AI). My Onc explained the horrific possible side effects to me better than he explained my breast cancer. I’m going to go forward with this treatment on a trial basis. But I’m desperate to know what to expect. The lowest lows. Any possible pro’s (the only one I have is that it MAY stop BC from recurring, and that’s good enough to give it a try).

My tumor was barely 5% ER positive. I am incredibly sensitive to hormonal shifts (mood swings & weight gain). Went into chemo-pause during Taxol and have not come out of it. I want to keep my marriage in tact and re-establish a sexlife with my husband. No family planning for us so that’s not a concern. I’m scared and reluctant after hearing so many negative effects.

Dx 1/13/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 3/9 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/25/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/16/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/30/2017
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Nov 1, 2017 09:19AM - edited Nov 1, 2017 09:20AM by cajunqueen15

Hi Raque. I was dx one mos. after my 35th bday. I had a total hysterectomy and now take Arimidex. I had a clean PET scan about 6 months later. The pros - as far as I know, I am cancer free. The cons - I can't have sex at all. Not at all. My new gyn rx Osphena for severe vaginal atrophy (no estrogen) but of course I Google it and it says "no" for BC survivors. I am waiting to hear back from my MO. I was told that the Mona Lisa procedure is the only other option outside of vaginal estrogen (MO said absolutely no estrogen in any form). The Mona Lisa doesn't get great reviews and I think I have to pay out of pocket.

At the time I was going through treatment, I didn't care, I had 3 toddlers I wanted the cancer GONE. The SEs of cancer treatment are pretty much well known, but until you experience every single one of them in your 30's, it's hard to really appreciate how much your life changes.

When my Gyn said I also need to be seeing a GI doctor and dermatologist every 6 months (thanks BRCA2), I cried. I'm just flooded with constant check-ups and scans and dental visits and prescriptions. Managing the side effects of cancer is a part-time job in and of itself.

That said, I didn't get through treatment to throw in the towel now!

Hugs to you and all you other beautiful ladies on this board!

35 @ dx. BRCA2. Disciple, wife, mother of twins (4) & son (3), attorney. e3 trial (complete). Blue/MammaPrint, High-risk Luminal B. Prolia (start 6/16). Dx 7/22/2015, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/28/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 4/12/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/19/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/1/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Nov 19, 2017 09:21AM MrsFry wrote:

Good morning from California! Recently diagnosed (Oct.26)

I'm 28, just married in September, and have a 4 year old.

IDC ER/PR+ HER2- and waiting for more details.

Dx 10/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 19, 2017 03:04PM Stage2ire wrote:

Hi ladies, I was diagnosed in June. Multifocal IDC, largest tumour 1cm, multiple smaller ranging from .3cms to .5cms plus 9cm of DCIS. 2 nodes, 1 with extracapsular invasion. All that in an A cup!!

I'm 39, 2 kids, 4.5 and 22 months.

Hard to find other young women so delighted I found BCO

Mrs Fry, how are you holding up?

Dx 6/27/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/24/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Surgery Mastectomy: Right
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Nov 19, 2017 04:52PM Moderators wrote:

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Nov 19, 2017 06:33PM Musosgirl wrote:

Welcome, ladies. I was diagnosed at 34. I just had my yearly MRI and am officially 2 years NED (no evidence of disease). I have two children and I homeschool, so please know treatment is is doable and you are not alone.

Dx 6/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/5/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 8/6/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/6/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/10/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 2/24/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 5/23/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 20, 2017 11:56AM Stage2ire wrote:

Musosgirl, thanks for that. I'm heading in for dose 6 of chemo Wed. Good to hear from someone who got through this. Thanks again:)

Dx 6/27/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/24/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Surgery Mastectomy: Right
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Nov 20, 2017 07:56PM MrsFry wrote:

Stage2ire, I'm holding up rather well, considering. Trying to keep a positive attitude and looking forward to kicking cancers ass!

Musosgirl, so wonderful to hear! Thank you for your kind words :)

Dx 10/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 30, 2017 11:45AM Soorya wrote:

Hi All

I am 34 diagonised for stage 2 triple negative.completed chemo,radiation,masectomy. After 6 months got recurrance again. Vey much worried now

Having scans tomorrow.I have a 6 yr old daughter giving me my goal to fight this.


Dx 2016 TNBC Grade 3 (0 to 3 nodes +ive) Dx 2017 stage yet to be determined
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Nov 30, 2017 01:14PM Moderators wrote:

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Dec 2, 2017 03:30PM mbcfrom2017 wrote:

Hi, I am 34 years, mother of two kids 9 and 4.. diagnosed at stage IV from start. it's really hard to handle this after being a super busy mom..

Loads of love from husband, kids, family and friends keeps me going. Quality of life is better with perjeta and herceptin

Love and hugs from India Dx 2/28/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 3/16/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/16/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/16/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/28/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 2, 2017 05:02PM Hopfull2 wrote:

hi stage2er, sorry your here. I was diagnosed 6/2016. A month before I turned 37. I too have 2 kids. It's hard but def doable. You can do this. Hugs

E🌺37yrs.old/ oncotype score 39 Dx 7/5/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2016 Mastectomy: Right Surgery 9/15/2016 Mastectomy Chemotherapy 11/10/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/23/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 6/9/2017 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement

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