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Topic: Apparently I Am "Just Diagnosed." :(

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

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 12:34PM - edited Mar 3, 2021 03:31PM by LW422

LW422 wrote:

Hello everyone. Here I am, terrified and confused like most of you were when you got "The News No One Wants To Hear." I had what appeared to be a light pink bruise on my right breast the week before Christmas and wasn't concerned. Watched it for a week or so to see if it would go away and decided to Google. Bad idea, but at least it prompted me to see my PCP right away. (Note that I have no peau-de-orange, no heat in the breast, no 1/3 of breast turning red, no lump, no hardness, no itching, no other apparent symptoms other than breast is slightly swollen and a light pink "bruise".)

My doctor took one look and said I needed to have a mammo/sono and I scheduled them as soon as I could. Luckily for me, I live 25 miles from MD Anderson in Houston, so that's where I spent my day yesterday. I had a diagnostic mammogram w/tomo (whatever that means), a sonogram, and two biopsies...needle biopsy to lymph node and core biopsy to the largest mass in my breast with clip placement. I will have followup MRI and skin punch biopsies next week (hopefully) and meet with my "team."

There are no results back from the core biopsy yet but the lymph node was positive for cancer so I'm pretty sure I know what the core biopsy will say. Naturally my biggest fear is IBC, so even though I'm holding it together so far, an IBC diagnosis will be devastating (not that any BC diagnosis isn't devastating, but IBC... UGH.)

Here's a little blurb from My Chart sonogram test results:

Right breast:
There is right breast global skin thickening, correlating with mammography. A dominant area of right breast skin thickening is seen at 3 o'clock position and correlates with an area of erythema. Skin thickening measures 0.5 cm maximally. There is no sonographic correlation for mammographic asymmetry in the anterior central breast.

There are multiple (at least 5) subcentimeter masses in the upper outer quadrant. This appears to correlate with the mammographic finding of asymmetry in the lateral breast. The largest mass is irregular and hypoechoic with angular margins at 10 o'clock position, 12 cm from the nipple measuring 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm. This mass was targeted for core biopsy and clip placement today.

Right nodal basins:
There is one malignant-appearing right axillary level I lymph node measuring 1.9 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm with replacement of the fatty hilum. This correlates with the mammogram finding of an abnormal-appearing lymph node. This lymph node was targeted for fine-needle aspiration and clip placement.

There is no right axillary level II, axillary level III, or internal mammary lymphadenopathy. There is no suspicious-appearing lymph node in the right supraclavicular region.

ACR BI-RADS Category: 5: Highly suggestive of malignancy.
Skin punch biopsy is recommended for right breast erythema.
Breast MRI is recommended.

And the result of the needle biopsy of the lymph node:

Immediate AssessmentAdequate cellularity, favor malignant
Major ClassificationMALIGNANT
DiagnosisA. Lymph node, right axilla, fine needle aspiration:

METASTATIC HIGH GRADE CARCINOMA, CONSISTENT WITH BREAST PRIMARY


I hope that "metastatic" thing isn't as scary as it sounds. Singing

Since I don't have the details of what type of cancer I have yet, I'll just put this here and move to the appropriate section once I know for certain what I am facing. I have been reading this forum for about a month but had nothing to contribute except a bunch of angst-filled questions, so I mainly read to see if others had already asked them. Nice to meet you all and I wish the best for all of us.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Feb 25, 2021 12:13PM Beesy_The_Other_One wrote:

LW, I really understand your emotions. So many of us have been there. I literally fell apart the day I lost the eyelashes (after chemo was all over, which is common with TCHP). I appreciate hair and eyelashes so much more now. A real bonus that came from this is that I never thought I could wear short hair, but it turns out I can and love it. I would have NEVER been brave enough to have done it pre-cancer and it turns out, I was wearing my hair the wrong way--for my whole life. You have to try to find the positives in this big mess of negatives. I really learned a ton about wigs and ordered two--one was great looking but less comfortable. The second looked so much like my hair and was so comfortable (there are things to look for) that my surgeon who's known me since I was 35 said after my BMX that he didn't recognize me when he walked into the surgery because he assumed I'd preserved my hair with cold caps. When I ditched the wig when my hair was ¼", I had friends who were then surprised because they did not think I'd lost my hair during chemo because the wig was so good. If I can help you, I'd be happy to help assuming you're interested in a wig.

For what it's worth, I think you are smart not to buzz. I let my daughter shave my head and to do it over, I would chop it short and not completely buzz it. Hope chemo is smooth sailing today!

ps Minus, you were so smart to deal with the mushy plants before it is going to rain for a week! I was not so wise.

1997: Phyllodes, R breast. 2018: IDC, L breast. TCHP, BMX, Radiation, Nerlynx. Dx 8/20/2018, IDC, Left, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
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Feb 25, 2021 07:45PM LW422 wrote:

Hey Beesy. Yeah, I think the pixie will be a better choice for me. I don't like to think of short buzzed hairs being all over everything...I guess it seems like slightly longer hair will be easier cleanup but I'm probably wrong. The fact is, none of us wants any of it but here we are. I'll be a pixie-head (at least for a few days) on Saturday.

I had kind of a weird thing happen at chemo today; posted it in the February 2021 Chemo thread so I won't clog this thread with the redux.

Thanks for posting about your experiences; I did buy a couple of wigs so we'll see how it goes. I hope you are doing well these days.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Feb 26, 2021 06:24PM MinusTwo wrote:

LW - be sure to have lint remover rollers on hand. They work great on your head for those short hairs, and on your pillow. I slept in a cap so didn't have the issue in bed, but the rollers worked great on the cap too.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Feb 26, 2021 07:02PM LW422 wrote:

I've got my lint rollers ready, -2!! I need a rake to get all the long hair out of the bedroom carpet; it really decided to "let loose" today.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Feb 27, 2021 03:49PM LW422 wrote:

I didn't do so well at the salon. When my stylist made the first cut, big ole' tears started to fall. It's like cancer is taking everything from me these days. Anyhow, now I have my "boy hair" and I really hate it, but it will all be gone in a few days so what difference does it make anyhow. :-s

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Feb 27, 2021 07:38PM MinusTwo wrote:

LW - I hated 'boy hair' too, but as you said - it won't last long. Hang in there girl.

When my hair started growing back, I was so excited to get enough for a 'pixie'. Still, I've spent 95% of my life with long hair - at least shoulder length but often much longer. It was a major downer. I actually never bothered to grow my hair out again since 2014. But now...Covid hair and I look sort of like a witch. Hmmm - what to do. Think I'll try to get it trimmed to shoulder length.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Feb 28, 2021 11:51AM LW422 wrote:

-2, I'm just having a couple of down days. My cup is half empty right now and I'm in full blown "poor me" mode.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Feb 28, 2021 12:03PM Harley07 wrote:

LW422 - please be good to yourself. You have had your world turned upside down in the past few weeks so allow yourself to grieve the loss of what was. Hang in there - we are thinking of you

Surgery 11/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/10/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/8/2021 Hormonal Therapy 2/8/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 28, 2021 01:50PM Astrid wrote:

it is horrible LW, but you can do this.

"You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on." Heraclitus Dx 6/2002, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 6/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Feb 28, 2021 02:41PM LW422 wrote:

Harley and Astrid-- thanks bunches. I'm having one of those "circling the drain" days. Boo hoo, poor me. :crybaby:

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Feb 28, 2021 02:50PM Beaverntx wrote:

LW, one of the many books I read/looked at about being diagnosed with cancer devoted an entire section to giving permission to yourself to cry when you need to. So go ahead and boo hoo today and then show up tomorrow.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 28, 2021 04:05PM YesIamaDragon wrote:

Oh my goodness LW< you were JUST diagnosed and JUST started chemo! Holy cow, give yourself time to cry, take a nice bath, it is all ok.

I shaved my head when my hair just started falling out ALL AT ONCE! It was weird. I had long very thick curly hair. I was surprised how people didn't notice that I was wearing a wig! They just thought I had suddenly gotten a hair cut, straightened and highlighted. At any rate, as my family joked, it has so far grown back straight, but given that it is still quite short and I have been having to cut it myself during COVID, that is probably for the best. Growing out curly hair is a nightmare.

But none of that do you need to even think about yet. Right now, you are of course completely allowed to be as glass-half-empty as you feel! It is completely fine to be not fine!

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Feb 28, 2021 06:53PM MinusTwo wrote:

LW - when's your next chemo?

On the plus side- with 82 degree weather your head won't be cold - I'm LOL even though I KNOW it's not really funny to you right now. Hang in there girl. And yes, do take time to grieve.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Mar 1, 2021 11:51AM LW422 wrote:

Thanks, all. It's just "one foot in front of the other" these days. My next chemo is on Wednesday. Other than emo, I'm feeling pretty good these days and not having significant SE's, so I'm grateful for that at least.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 1, 2021 01:20PM ShazzaH wrote:

Hi, I’ve only just seen your post from December because I haven’t logged in for ages. I just wondered how you got on & what they eventually diagnosed you with, and how treatment is going if it was BC? 

I was diagnosed with IBC 3 years ago. 

Dx 3/9/2018, IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 23/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/28/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 6/26/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 10/10/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Targeted Therapy 11/5/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 1/14/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 1, 2021 02:26PM LW422 wrote:

Hello Shazza. I was diagnosed with IDC and IBC. So far my treatment has been chemotherapy (Taxol). I will follow Taxol with AC, then mastectomy, then radiation.


Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 2, 2021 09:12AM pesky904 wrote:

Hi LW422, just wondering how you're doing? Can I ask your age/are you pre/peri/post menopausal?

I too had a thickened endometerium last year (3 years post stage III TNBC dx). Had the biopsy, turned out okay and was supposed to have a follow up transvaginal US last fall but because of Covid I've been putting everything off.

​dx 6/17 stage III TNBC 6cm tumor Taxol 7-8/17 tumor grew to 10cm AC 9-10/17 tumor shrunk to 3cm DMX 11/17 expanders placed Rads 33 doses + cisplatin 1/18 Cisplatin discontinued due to SEs Xeloda 4-10/2018 Exch surgery 11/18
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Mar 2, 2021 09:43AM LW422 wrote:

Hello Pesky (cute nickname!) I'm way past menopause; in my late 60's. I'm doing OK except I have cancer. :biggrin: I'm certainly no expert, but I'd say if you had a clean biopsy last year, it's no biggie to postpone the followup for a bit. I hope everything turns out well for you. I had already decided that if there were malignant cells in my uterus, I'd be happy to let it go. My GYN said a hysterectomy would be done at the same time as my mastectomy, but as it turned out I don't need it after all.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 2, 2021 08:26PM DH320 wrote:

Hi,

I've been diagnosed in January and are still trying to process. I stumbled across your pages googling.

I still got one more mri guided biopsy in front of me and then my docs deciding which way we're going.

I have a invasive ductal carcinoma 2.8cm right breast with axillary metastasis. After a mri they found a 1cm irregular mass and enlarged lymph node in the left breast. At the moment I'm feeling helpless and overwhelmed.

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Mar 2, 2021 08:50PM LW422 wrote:

Hello DH320 and welcome to the club no one wants to join. We can all understand how you are feeling right now, so feel free to talk about your fears and ask any questions. We'll try to help if only to let you know that we are here, and we understand. Once you get a full diagnosis and a treatment plan in place, you won't feel quite as anxious. It is a bumpy ride, but we are here for you.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 3, 2021 03:11PM LW422 wrote:

So today my treatment room was near the nurse's station. Two of the nurses were discussing another patient who had died and I found it extremely distasteful. Apparently the woman had been diagnosed and then lived less than 6 months, and they were saying how sad it is.

Yes, it's sad. It also does not need to be discussed where nervous people currently in treatment can hear you. I guess I'm more sensitive than I used to be about stuff.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 3, 2021 03:21PM Astrid wrote:

Absolutely. Sensitivity to working environment is key. A word or email to N.IC might benefit them and help fine their care.

How are you doing L-Dub? Heart

"You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on." Heraclitus Dx 6/2002, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 6/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Mar 3, 2021 03:27PM LW422 wrote:

Hey Astrid. I'm doing well; how are you? I have Taxol #3 under my belt as of today, so moving right along.

I get "patient surveys" periodically so I will definitely send my thoughts on the nurses' discussion today. I was surprised that they were not more sensitive to their work environment.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 3, 2021 03:28PM Astrid wrote:

Hi and welcome DH320.

So sorry you are going through this, but glad you found this wonderful website.

Once you have your full diagnosis you can find a few threads here that you relate to, like for chemo or radiation treatment, staging, or type of cancer like your IDC and also your hormonal status.

So much to go through yet, and no wonder you are feeling overwhelmed!

Keep us posted as you get more unfo. It sounds like you might have bi-lateral breast cancer. I had that..and went through double mastectomy and lymph node removal. I'm stull here many years later, despite some local recurrences.

A day at a time.

Sending you a cyber hug

Astrid.Heart

"You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on." Heraclitus Dx 6/2002, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 6/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Mar 11, 2021 10:39AM LW422 wrote:

So Taxol #4 is in the record books, and so far all is well. I am noticing some improvement in my cancerous breast; swelling has gone down and it is not as tender feeling. I'm very hopeful that this is an indicator that the Taxol is doing its job. I have settled into my treatment and finally have reached a level of calm. I wouldn't have believed it possible a month ago and I'm so grateful.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 11, 2021 04:14PM JavaJana wrote:

Yes let's take the breast changes as a positive indicator that the Taxol is working! 🙏🎉😘I'm happy to hear you're tolerating the chemo and settling into a routine of sorts. It is amazing how beneficial the "tincture of time" is.

Xgeva 9/2/2020. History: Stage IIIc Borderline Papillary Serous Ovarian Carcinoma TAH/BSO, 0/15 nodes - 2/18/20. Benign Papilloma/ADH Left breast, excisional biopsy 10/11/2016 Dx 10/1/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 10/23/2019, LCIS/DCIS, Right, 0/1 nodes Surgery 11/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 3/25/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 0/2 nodes Chemotherapy 4/8/2020 Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 4/8/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 4/8/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 8/13/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 11, 2021 04:50PM LW422 wrote:

Hey there Jana! Hope you are doing well these days. My chemo schedule at MDA seems to have permanently migrated to League City. I'm not really happy about that but I'm sure they are trying to get everyone scheduled somewhere so I'll just take it as it comes. I have an ultrasound later this month at Mays, I assume to see how things are progressing. Take care.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 11, 2021 05:30PM MinusTwo wrote:

LW - I agree. So glad you've "settled in", but sorry you're having to trek to League City. Will Taxol be your only chemo? Have they talked about "down the road"? Do you expect to have surgery after chemo. Was there a discussion about rads?

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Mar 11, 2021 05:47PM LW422 wrote:

Hey -2. Yes, I will be having dose-dense AC after Taxol, then a mastectomy, then radiation. I get the "full monte." :biggrin: That is pretty much the standard for IBC. I'm dreading AC because I know it will be harder than Taxol, but we gotta do what we gotta do!

I don't like the League City facility as much as Mays or the main MDA building, but I suppose that's a small thing in the grand scheme. This week I had to have blood work at Mays, meet with my MO there, then drive to League City for the chemo...ugh. That was a long day. Most times the lab work is done at the same place as chemo but I guess since I had my meeting with the doctor they did it there.

Hope things are going well for you.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 12, 2021 01:15AM Astrid wrote:

Hi LW

Glad to hear your breast feels a bit different. It sounds very positive.

It sucks that you have to travel so much

But wonderful to read that you now feel a sense of calm.

That is soooo good.

HeartAstrid.


"You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on." Heraclitus Dx 6/2002, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 6/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right

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