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May 22, 2016 05:53PM
May 22, 2016 05:55PM
I was 27 when I was Dx back in 1999. My cancer was ER+/PR+, so I can't speak to the triple negative aspect.
We were just starting to "try" to get pregnant when I was Dx. We had to put that on hold for treatment, etc. At two years post Dx and I opted to stop Tamoxifen and try for a baby. At the time, they really didn't encourage pregnancy post BC, and they didn't offer the fertility options they do today. I had long conversations with my oncologist, surgeon, and OB/GYN about it, and ultimately decided to go for it.
When I told my oncologist that I was pregnant he sat me down and took my hand and told me to enjoy my pregnancy and my baby. He told me to never regret my decision, that whatever happened with regards to my cancer would happen regardless of pregnancy (pregnancy doesn't CAUSE recurrence).
There have been studies since that have shown pregnancy doesn't increase risk of recurrence.
I am happy to say that I've had two babies after breast cancer, who are now 13 & 8. I was followed closely by my treatment team during both pregnancies but had no issues or complications relating to cancer.
First Dx at 27 years old in 1999, 2nd Dx 2018, 3rd Dx 2019... Current Oncotype: 26
12/7/1999, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/15 nodes, ER+/PR+
12/22/1999 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
1/31/2000 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
2/1/2000 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
8/24/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
9/5/2018 Lumpectomy: Left
9/7/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1
5/31/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
8/5/2019 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
9/4/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
12/2/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
3/24/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
7/16/2020 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant