Topic: 38 and Diagnosed this morning

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

Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 03:34PM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2022 03:34PM

lemonpink wrote:

Hi. I'm 38 with two young kids. Got the call this morning. 3 lumps were found in my right breast, all three cancerous. So far I know that two were grade 3 and one is grade 2. I have DCIS and IDC. All of the lumps are 1cm or less. Initial mammogram and ultrasounds didn't show any activity in my lymph nodes. Still waiting on the pathology for the horomone receptors. I have been monitered pretty closely given a family history with breast cancer and several fibroadenomas over the past 20 years. Radiologist told me he belives we caught it as soon as we possibly could have. I had a scan in August for a fibroadenoma in my left (has since gone away) and a mammogram on both left and right showed nothing. I found the lump myself when my 3 year old climbed on me and elbowed me in the breast a few days before Christmas. My one lump that I can feel has been moveable (confimed by initial review by OBGYN) and was very painful. I have two appointments in the next two weeks with breast surgeons. Waiting for the next step I guess.

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Jan 10, 2022 03:53PM PRbonita45 wrote:

Hello LemonPink,

So sorry you have found yourself here. I was also just diagnosed in November. The figuring out and the waiting and the coordinating of doctors is all a bit overwhelming but I assure you, that this website will help guide you through. There are so many insightful forums with women who have walked in our shoes or perhaps are still walking in our shoes. The moderators are great as well! You and your family are in my thoughts as you begin this journey...

PRbonita45

Chemotherapy 11/30/2021 AC + T (Taxol)
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Jan 10, 2022 06:10PM smoothoperator78 wrote:

So grateful you found it so early. I also found mine through a fluke and most mammograms don’t find tumors until they reach almost 1cm. Indeed, it was found early. Glad your child elbowed you! Now, you can get treatments sooner and finish sooner.

Surgery 8/6/2021 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Chemotherapy 8/31/2021 Other Targeted Therapy 8/31/2021 translation missing: en.treatments.targeted_therapy.targeted_therapy_medicine.short_options.trazimera Radiation Therapy 12/8/2021 Whole breast, Radiation boost: Left breast Hormonal Therapy 1/26/2022 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 10, 2022 06:57PM star2017 wrote:

I'm so sorry, LemonPink. I was diagnosed at 37, so I understand how you feel. Never had a mammo before and felt the lump myself. Please know that there are many ways to treat this, and we're all here to support you. Take it one day at a time, and please feel free to ask questions.

CURRENT: Stage IV since 2020, bone mets to rt hip, sacrum, femur, all treated with radiation. Taking Lynparza daily. Dx 9/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2017 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 11/29/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/18/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 5/21/2018 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/24/2018 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 5/2021, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Verzenio Radiation Therapy External Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Local Metastases Radiation therapy: Bone
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Jan 12, 2022 10:23PM msphil wrote:

you came to right place with us here who have been there and some still going thru. I was 42 yrs old making plans for our 2nd marriages when I found lump in shower. Got 2nd opinion and was agreed idc stage2 0/3 nodes 3mo chemo before and after Lmast wanted lumpectomy but was advise to mastectomy. Praise God this yr 2022 will be 28yr Survivor. Hold on get treatment plan in place things will ease some. Hang in there sweetie. msphil

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Jan 12, 2022 10:28PM msphil wrote:

con t msphil I also did 7 wks rads and 5yrs on tamoxifen. Adriamycin cytoxin 5 Fu was my chemo. Hat reconstruction but body rejected the expanded high temp was rushed to E R by then fiance now husband wear prosthesis in bra since.no problem. Again Hope this helps gives you Inspiration.

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Jan 14, 2022 01:58PM btwnstars wrote:

I'm sorry LemonPink, I was also 38, but good for you for monitoring and getting it taken care of right away. That is super early to catch. I found mine and waited a couple months for my doc appt because of covid at the time. The waiting is the hardest part! Once you have a more clear diagnosis and plan then it becomes manageable and just one step at a time. I hope you have a good support system, lean on people, ask for help, ask for prayers, let people help you, and if not, there are great resources and groups out there, often breast surgeons can recommend.

Dx 3/25/2021: IDC, Left 1.5 cm, Stage IB/IIA, grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/12/21 Lumpectomy, Oncoplastic reduction, sentinel lymph node removal 0/6 Chemotherapy 6/30/21 AC+T
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Jan 14, 2022 06:22PM gb2115 wrote:

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I was 38 when I was diagnosed with my first bout. My daughter was 4 at the time. It's definitely hard, but someday you'll be on the other side of treatment looking back. Hang in there!

First Dx IDC in 10/16 at age 38, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Lumpectomy + radiation + tamoxifen. Second Dx IDC recurrence in original location 5/21. 1.3 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Grade 2. 2/2 nodes. UMX + AC/T + Zoladex/Exemestane + Zometa.

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