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Topic: Diagnosed With Invasive Mammary Carcinoma

Forum: Just Diagnosed — Discuss next steps, options, and resources.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019 10:10AM

AngieB92 wrote:


I was diagnosed on 8-8-19 with Grade 2 IMC. I just found out I am ER/PR+ and HER2+ as well. I was scheduled to see the local surgeon (who did the biopsy)today to discuss surgery and treatment. After speaking with a friend who just went through this last year, I am moving my case to a different breast center, which makes me feel lots better about any surgery/treatments. Until I "know" all of the facts, I am still a bit anxious. I did find this forum over the weekend and I can't tell you all how much better you made me feel just in listening to your stories and reading your various comments. Although it's sad that we all have to be here, at least we're all not alone!

I'm just ready to get started on fighting this cancer!

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/16/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 12, 2019 01:03PM Moderators wrote:

Dear AngieB92,

Welcome to the BCO community. We are sorry for our breast cancer diagnosis and glad that you chose to reach out to our members and join our discussions. We are sure that you will find support and information here that is readily shared by our many members. Her is a link to some information on IMC on our main site. YOU also might want to check out the Mixed type Breast Cancer Forum and the triple positive topic.

Let us know how we can be of continued help as you navigate your way around the boards.

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Aug 12, 2019 02:15PM Dani444 wrote:

AngieB92, I am glad you have found this community. It has been such a comfort for me and I have learned so much from these amazing folks on here. I am sorry you have received this diagnosis. Sounds like you are gathering a team you can trust. There is so much anxiety in the beginning as you are just learning about your diagnosis. You will hear this a lot but it does get better when you get a plan in place. Please don’t hesitate to ask as many questions as you need to! We are here for you.

DX @ 46, premenopausal, mammaprint low risk Dx 8/21/2018, LCIS/ILC, Right, 4cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 10/24/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 12/6/2018 Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 12, 2019 04:01PM rbmeeks wrote:

I was just diagnosed with IBC in both breast in June this year. Had a bilateral mastectomy on July 11 with spacers inserted for reconstruction. I will not have to do Chemo or radiation, thank goodness since I was still at stage 1. I will however need to do the hormone pills.

I still have two drainage tubes in and am very frustrated because this is going on the 5th week. I guess I want to know if this has happened to anyone else? I still feel tired and achy and I assume that is normal. But I don't really know. I haven't been out of the house except to go to dr appointments. Just don't feel like it. I don't think I am depressed, I think I just want everything to be normal again.

I know this is a new normal but I want to continue my life as it was. I want everything done and finished already. I am not a patient person. LOL.

Am I trying to hard or is this normal for a recovery time?

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Aug 12, 2019 04:05PM AngieB92 wrote:

I know how you feel! I’m ready to get back to normal too and you’re farther along than me! I will pass on a bit of advice from my friend who went through this last year. “Patience is key. As hard as it may be you have to be patient.” That and not knowing what the final word is keeps me in an emotional loop.

I wish I could help more!!

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/16/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)

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