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Topic: Invasive ductal carcinoma

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

Posted on: Jan 6, 2021 12:34PM

Christinag53 wrote:

I was just diagnosed today with IDC. Grade 3. Estrogen and progesterone negative. I have an appointment with the surgeon tomorrow. Please tell me there is hope. I had DCIS a few years ago on my right side and now this on my left side. I’m a mess right now. I did have an ultrasound on my lymph nodes and that was all clear.

Dx 10/2016, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 1/6/2021, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 26, 2021 04:56PM moth wrote:

Mcodoluto - Welcome to the board!

There is a subforum dedicated to hormonal therapy. Here is the forum:

There is also an entire long thread about letrozole/Femara. I would suggest having a read through the past several months' posts as that will give you an idea of most experiences. Do consider that there's a bit of bias sometimes on the forums - those without problems or side effects tend not to post :) I've been on letrozole for just over a month and haven't noticed much aside from the occasional hot flash and a bit more tendency to leg cramp (for which I'm now taking a bit more magnesium).

Also consider joining the monthly radiation threads! You'll get to connect with people going through radiation treatments at the same time as you and you can commiserate and share tips.

best wishes

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3 Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone
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Jan 26, 2021 07:22PM quinnie wrote:

Mcodoluto: I've been on Letrozole for about 6 months and the only SE I have right now is hot flashes. They were really bad and now they have toned down a little so I can tolerate them. I had some joint pain but that is gone, We have very similiar diagnosis and treatment. I am 9 months out and doing great. Good Luck to you

Dx 11/30/2007, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 2/26/2020, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 5/13/2020 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/24/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 26, 2021 09:50PM hray1993 wrote:

Hi! I’m 27 now but was diagnosed with IDC stage 2 grade 3 triple negative breast cancer at 26 years old. My cancer journey was last year and I’m not going to lie, it was extremely aggressive and I paid close attention to my body and noticed it not responding to chemo halfway through but we changed chemo when that happened and it ended up knocking it out finally. I had a lumpectomy and radiation and February 3rd I’ll be 6 months cancer free. If you need to talk feel free to message me! My lymph nodes were also clear.

Diagnosed at age 26 with no family history and no genetic mutations. Cancer doesn’t have an age. 5% ER+, 20% PR+, HER2-. Treating like triple negative Dx 12/19/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/13/2020 AC + T (Taxol) Immunotherapy 2/13/2020 Surgery 8/3/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/1/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jan 27, 2021 06:04AM LivinLife wrote:

Sadie if you haven't started your own thread yet please consider it - you will get specific feedback related to your questions and concerns... Welcome! Best with path results....(and the waiting for those...)

Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Jan 29, 2021 10:59PM msphil wrote:

hello sweetie i found my lump in shower it hard my fiance and i were planning our 2nd marriages. Was nervous scared and had my cries asked Why Me then with fiance family friends and my faith i decided to fight with Hope and Positive thoughts. For Inspiration i am this yr a 27 yr Survivor Praise God. msphil idc stage2 0/3 nodes 3mo chemo before and after Lmast with reconstruction but my body rejected the expander implant as foreign body got fever 103 rushed to emergency and it was removed. Then we got married then 7wks rads and 5 yrs on Tamoxifen. This yr our 27th Anniversary. Positive thoughts and Lots Hope.

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