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Jul 28, 2018 07:42AM
Jul 28, 2018 07:43AM
I found out I have BRCA2.
I was diagnosed last September (about 29-30 weeks pregnant), had my mastectomy in October at 34 weeks, while pregnant. I took steroid shots to help the baby's lungs develop, in case labor started early, but baby was fine. There was an ob team and a neonatal team in the operating room just in case. I did have some contractions after the surgery but they went away.
I recovered from the mastectomy then delivered the baby at 37 weeks via csection. I was able to nurse baby for about a week from my other breast (also supplemented with formula).
About ten days later I had to do a ct scan, bone scan, and an echocardiogram. I weaned baby completely before these scans bc I was given radioactive dyes.
In late November, Three weeks after the baby was born, I started chemo. 8 infusions total, every two weeks.
I also decided to get my other breast removed as a preventative measure, but I did that after recovering from chemo. I also had to do six weeks of radiation.
What are your doctors recommending?
Dx@37, pregnant, BRCA2+
9/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/17/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
11/29/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
4/18/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
5/21/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
10/24/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)