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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 23, 2010 12:10AM - edited Mar 8, 2016 03:08AM 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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Mar 11, 2019 01:55PM Moderators wrote:

((((((( bc201838)))))) We are so sorry that you have had to join this club nobody wants to join! You sound like you have a very positive attitude, and are taking care of yourself. We are glad you found our group here!


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Mar 12, 2019 02:54AM Valentina7 wrote:

hi bc201838, I am also sorry you had to join. I am 34, diagnosed in November 2017 at 33...

It was a shock and I still have some days feeling sad but in general I am doing pretty good. I am sure you will find a lot of useful information in these boards, you will meet wonderful people and remember you are not alone.

Hugs

Dx 11/27/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 1/13/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/23/2018 3DCRT: Breast
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Mar 15, 2019 08:00PM iChan25 wrote:

I just turned 32 and received my initial diagnosis today. IDC 4 cm. Biopsy of axillary lymph node also came back positive. I'll know more early next week when I meet the breast surgeon and oncologist. I just feel numb, this all seems so surreal. I am encouraged to see so many positive stories on here in women under 40. It's nice to know I'm not alone...

Dx 3/14/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 4/1/2019 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 15, 2019 11:13PM Salamandra wrote:

Hi iChan25,

I'm sorry about your diagnosis. It's never a good time to learn you have cancer.

Good luck with everything! The beginning can be very stressful. Take care of yourself and go easy on yourself.

Dx at 39. 1.8cm. Oncotype 9. Dx 9/19/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/18/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/3/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 16, 2019 02:51AM Parrynd1 wrote:

Being young with cancer can feel isolating,good thing you found this forum. There are more of us out there if you need to reach out or have questions.

Dx 9/4/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/29/2016 Other Chemotherapy 2/21/2017 AC Surgery 5/17/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/14/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/4/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/2018, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs/other, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 5/23/2018 External: Brain Chemotherapy 6/27/2018 Other Targeted Therapy 10/1/2018 Avastin (bevacizumab) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy 12/30/2018 Halaven (eribulin) Dx 1/29/2019, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/5/2019, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Chemotherapy Other
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Mar 16, 2019 08:55AM JaBoo wrote:

iChan, I'm so sorry. I remember those first weeks after my dx all too well - and those were the worst so far. You'll see, when you meet your team and have a plan, it all gets much easier. There are many options, treatment will start and you will just soldier through it all one day at a time. Read through these forums, post questions, there are so many knowledgeable ladies. Take care

dx at 38 Dx 5/22/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 6/14/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 6/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/15/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy 9/12/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2019 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 1/21/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Mar 16, 2019 09:19PM SLL101984 wrote:

ichan I’m so sorry you have joined this group, but there are amazing ladies on these forums!. This coming Tuesday will mark one year since my dr found my lump, 4 short weeks later I had an officially diagnosis. It is definitely surreal, and it still feels that way I never thought I’d be a cancer survivor at 33. But I agree with other posters that this is the scariest time because there’s so many unknowns. Once you have a team and a plan it will feel a little easier. I wish you the best, know you’re not alone and reach out with any questions!

Dx 4/18/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2018 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Mar 16, 2019 11:19PM iChan25 wrote:

Thank you all for your kindwords of encouragement and strength. I’m just trying to take it one day at a time, we will know more in a couple of days, trying to keep things as normal as possible for my little boy right now.

Dx 3/14/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 4/1/2019 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 25, 2019 01:21PM - edited Mar 25, 2019 01:21PM by cajunqueen15

I just wanted to send some love to all the mothers with little kids out there! It's so incredibly hard to process all the thoughts and feelings about cancer when you have babies and toddlers and not a single moment of down time. My son had just turned 1 and my twins were 2 when I was diagnosed. My son is almost 5 now and my twins are 6 and I'm still here! I am hoping to graduate to the 40's thread as well in 15 months. Not a day goes by that I don't think about cancer but it no longer dominates my waking moments. "There but for the grace of God, go I."

35 @ dx. BRCA2. Disciple, wife, mother of twins (6) & son (4), 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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Mar 27, 2019 07:50AM Palesa2018 wrote:

Thank you cajunqueen. Just so scary some days. I too have two little kids. I will be moving to the 40s thread in 3 weeks time but will also probably hang out here as well because the issues are so similar.

One thing that has been hard for me is relaxing into life after active treatment. I still feel on edge and count the months to my next check up, which is every 3 months because of my Zoladex shot.

All the best

Dx 6/7/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/12/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/9/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/9/2018 Hormonal Therapy 9/12/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 9/16/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 27, 2019 11:15PM cajunqueen15 wrote:

Palesa, it feels like a ticking time bomb doesn’t it? The waiting with cancer makes me crazy. But as time ticks on and I have lost friends to things other than cancer and went to the funeral of a 5 year old (car accident), I realize I shall just thank God for however long I have. It might only be today. But that is more than many

35 @ dx. BRCA2. Disciple, wife, mother of twins (6) & son (4), 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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Apr 3, 2019 12:13AM miss302 wrote:

I am a 12 year breast cancer survivor. Was 26 years old. I am now 39. So weird that I will have been in 20s, 30s, and soon 40s brackets! I also had triple negative. And still deal with lymphedema, neuropathy and brachial plexopathy (eff you chemo, surgery and radiation). 

It is hard with a husband and little kids to deal with cancer and its side effect crap!

Dx 4/10/2007, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 2/12 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 4/20/2007 AC Surgery 6/28/2007 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Surgery 2/25/2008 Reconstruction (left): SGAP flap/hip flap Surgery 2/28/2008 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): SGAP flap/hip flap Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Apr 24, 2019 07:01AM Syringa wrote:

Here I am. 4 years ago, just 1 year after I gave birth to my first and only one child, my left breast started bleeding. I had lots of imaging tests and finally they discovered I had cancer. I heard this word just 1 day after my 32nd birthday. 4 years later I am almost OK, but still have my ups and downs emotionally. Almost every 2-3 months I find something new to worry about. I am afraid of new diseases. Now I am waiting for the pathology result of a mole. I already decided that now I have melanoma, and I am trying to convince myself that I'll survive it. My husband is really angry. I am also angry. I hope that my fears will not become true and this time I'll have a good present for my 36th birthday. I just want to stay alive :-(

Dx 7/2/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/2/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Silicone implant Chemotherapy 7/27/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/31/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 24, 2019 03:35PM Valentina7 wrote:

Syringa, I really understand you. I got diagnosed in November 2017, had my surgery the 21st of December and the 29th of December my dermatologist was removing a mole from my head and sending it to pathology...we were all so worried.

Then last year my dermatologist was again worried about another mole near my left breast... everything was then ok!

I hope you also get good news.

Keep us posted.


Dx 11/27/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 1/13/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/23/2018 3DCRT: Breast
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Apr 25, 2019 05:22PM Syringa wrote:

Today, I got the pathology report. The mole was atypical but without melanoma. (although I guess I am at higher risk) I felt so relieved, so that I cried at my workplace. I promised to myself that I'll try my best to have a lovely summer vacations without thinking about cancer and other health issues. Maybe I have to start some sport activities. Probably they'll help for my serotonin levels.

Dx 7/2/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/2/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Silicone implant Chemotherapy 7/27/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/31/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 29, 2019 01:20AM sm627 wrote:

Syringa That is wonderful news I'm so happy for you! I hope you continue to get good news in the health departments. It truly does suck when our body starts to fall a part in our 30s. What vacation do you hope to go on this summer to celebrate?

Hugs and Love to all

Diagnosed at 32 years old. DX 5/30/2017 Borderline Phyllodes Tumor 17cm. Surgery 6/27/2017 Mastectomy(right). Hormonal Therapy 9/25/2017 Tamoxifen
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May 3, 2019 02:50PM - edited May 7, 2019 07:54PM by Syringa

Thanks!

sm627, usually we go to some Greek beach resort for 1-2 weeks in the summer. So, this year it will be the same.

And in addition, most probably we'll spend another week on the Bulgarian Black sea coast Smile The sand is wonderful and there're no stones.


Dx 7/2/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/2/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Silicone implant Chemotherapy 7/27/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/31/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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May 5, 2019 04:00PM sm627 wrote:

Wow Syringa

That looks so relaxing have fun! How have you been doing lately any other good news to report.

Wishing you well Take Care and sending lots of Hugs

Diagnosed at 32 years old. DX 5/30/2017 Borderline Phyllodes Tumor 17cm. Surgery 6/27/2017 Mastectomy(right). Hormonal Therapy 9/25/2017 Tamoxifen

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