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Topic: Young Survivors!

Forum: Young With Breast Cancer —

Connect with those under 40 who have been diagnosed.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2016 01:05AM - edited Feb 2, 2016 01:07AM by LM070917

LM070917 wrote:

Hey all, just wondering if there are any young survivors (under 40) out there and how they are faring years out? It's often reported that our cancer is more agressive and caught at later stages, so it would be really good to hear from ladies who have defied the stats/odds to give us some hope 😀

Dx 9/18/2015, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/1/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Feb 7, 2016 06:59PM 1cb wrote:

I am almost four years post diagnosis (was 32 when diagnosed) and doing well.... A couple scares but all negative results!!  I think I kicked cancer's ass 😉.... And you will too!!

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Feb 11, 2016 12:15PM alison34 wrote:


I'm still here to tell my story and had my 40th birthday in November, I'm 6 years out and doing great and you will too xx

3 rounds of fec 3 rounds of taxotere 30 blasts of radiotherapy tomoxifen for 5 yrs - in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Dx 1/7/2010, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 3/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap, Nipple tattoo
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Feb 13, 2016 07:55PM VioletKali wrote:

I am 20 months out, and enjoying life.

My tumor was 1.7cm, 10% of it was noted to be DCIS. No family history of cancer at all. Discontinued Chemo d/t uncontrollable side effects which caused hospitalizations, blood transfusions, and poor quality of life. I am doing well! Dx 6/19/2014, DCIS, Stage 0 Dx 6/19/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 8/18/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 9/15/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/15/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 20, 2016 10:58PM cajunqueen15 wrote:

here here! More stories, please!

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 Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 20, 2016 11:48PM kcat2013 wrote:

2.5 years out for me!

34 at diagnosis Dx 8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 9/4/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/25/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/7/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/20/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)

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