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Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011 06:17AM

suz45 wrote:

I'm wondering how many West Coast Gals we currently have on here. It makes it a little easier to compare notes as our health-care is provincial. Would be nice to share tips and such to each other as we wade though the health-care Bureaucracy.

I'm in Richmond BC (a part of the Vancouver Lower Mainland) and the majority of my treatment has been at Vancouver General Hospital and Vancouver Cancer Agency.. with a few small surgical procedures done at UBC and my original Lumpectomy at Richmond General. My GP is also in Richmond. Ive been on the BCO boards since 2007 with a few breaks.

Please pipe in even if only to let us know your here Wink

Hugs Suz

Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the memories & ignore the pain, love and learn, forget & forgive. Remember you only have one life to Live. Dx 11/25/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, 8/23 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 27, 2019 12:33AM runor wrote:

M.E., I will post a quick note on Micmel's thread saying you are needing down time to recover.

Dx 3/23/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 28, 2019 02:02PM moth wrote:

" I think we should find a date in November to meet at Cactus Club on Broadway. The second week of November is booked solid for me from Nov 9-15, otherwise it's all good"

I can do Nov 16th or 23rd. Technically I can also make the 2nd but it's harder. I can make up a survey monkey if we want a poll? Or do we want to just pick a date and announce & just wing it?

moth

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC 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
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Sep 28, 2019 09:33PM DearLife wrote:

Hi Moth. I could be there on Saturday Nov. 23. It would be nice to see everyone again. A potluck would be lovely but it is harder to organize.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Joni Mitchell Dx 12/1/1998, LCIS, Right Dx 1/9/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/26/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 3/1/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 4/17/2018 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 29, 2019 11:21AM moth wrote:

Let's go with the 23rd then! :)

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC 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
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Sep 29, 2019 06:16PM Pots wrote:

Nov 23 works for me too. Looking forward to seeing folks again!

An

Dx 7/2013, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 5/20 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 5/2017, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 3/2018, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs/other Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Sep 30, 2019 06:34PM wrenn wrote:

There's a silent retreat at Callanish on the 23rd but if that changes I will be there for sure.

Metaplastic IDC Triple negative...Tumour is 1.5cm. BMX Aug. 16th. Chemo cancelled after one dose due to complications. Dx 7/25/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Sep 30, 2019 06:55PM marianelizabeth wrote:

Thanks for the responses everyone. I am dictating here as no way I could type with what I have going on. Everything went sideways last week, Wednesday I suppose when nausea and vomiting took over. I let my medical people know and was told to take Zofran and take it easy, ha ha. Friday it Got worse and I was in ER Saturday and I’m still here now though waiting for a bed. I am in a small quieter area thank goodness as the noise in the main area made me crazy and I almost went home. CT scans that night Showed a sub dural haematoma first then Scans of my spine showed cerebral spinal leakage. This may have gone back to the first surgery even but Wednesday I will have what is called a blood patch which will try to stop the leak.


breastcancereh.blogspot.ca Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 9/21/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/15/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/5/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 4/29/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/7/2013 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 12/6/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/12/2016 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 6/26/2017 Reconstruction (right) Dx 8/22/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 9/8/2017 Dx
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Sep 30, 2019 08:35PM wrenn wrote:

Oh wow Marian. I can't believe what you have had to endure. it really seems endless for too damn long now. I would be cursing up a storm in your situation and to have to sleep in emerg this long just seems cruel. I am glad you went to emerg though. I hope they find you a bed very soon. And I hope the issue is resolved. Will be keeping you in my heart.

Metaplastic IDC Triple negative...Tumour is 1.5cm. BMX Aug. 16th. Chemo cancelled after one dose due to complications. Dx 7/25/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Sep 30, 2019 08:56PM janky wrote:

Oh Marian! I will be praying and sending positive energy your way - unbelieveable what you are going through :(

Dx 11/7/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/16/2016 Chemotherapy 2/9/2017 Radiation Therapy 5/16/2017
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Sep 30, 2019 09:27PM Pots wrote:

Marian, thanks for sending us an update. I’m in your pockets to keep you company while you wait. OMG you have sure had one thing after the next. At least you’re being watched in the ER...But it certainly is not a calm relaxed space.


Dx 7/2013, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 5/20 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 5/2017, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 3/2018, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs/other Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Sep 30, 2019 10:33PM DearLife wrote:

Marian I am so sorry that you are having these complications. I hope they get everything under control soon and get you home again. We are all thinking of you!

❤️

Pearl

I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Joni Mitchell Dx 12/1/1998, LCIS, Right Dx 1/9/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/26/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 3/1/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 4/17/2018 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 30, 2019 10:45PM stellamaris wrote:

Sending positive, healing thoughts your way Marian. So sorry you have to deal with these complications.

Dx 10/5/2015, ILC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/30/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 12/2/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2015 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/11/2016 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/24/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 1, 2019 12:02AM adagio wrote:

Marian - thinking of you while you go through this incredibly difficult time.

Dx 8/21/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 2/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/24/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/19/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 3/24/2013 Breast
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Oct 1, 2019 12:13AM runor wrote:

That is rotten news MarianE. I hope they get you straightened out quickly but man, you have got to be exhausted to the core from all of this. THinking of you and hoping for some improvement for you very soon!

Dx 3/23/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 1, 2019 04:18PM Elderberry wrote:

Marian, I seldom go on the boards. I am so sorry you are in this situation. Getting the rug yanked out from under you. I am so hoping that you'll be posting soon saying "thumbs up -- I'm doing so much better" Hugs.

De Novo - this isn't a "brave battle" - it is a "furious struggle" Dx 3/6/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Oct 3, 2019 10:39AM moth wrote:

Marian, hang in there. Hope they get the spinal fluid leaks under control asap and I hope your pain is being well managed. gentle hugs

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC 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
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Oct 3, 2019 12:52PM BlueSky1969 wrote:

Marian; I'm sorry to hear you are going through all this! I second Moth and hope your pain is being managed. And may this resolve quickly.

I've been off the boards trying to get my life in order (?) Moved my mom into a facility, got my eldest off to U - although he's returning this wknd, a false start.

Had an Onc appt the other morning. Was disappointed to learn they are now watching my L breast. Ugh.

Hi to all...

Dx 3/28/2018, IDC, Right, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/1/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 5/15/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 7/9/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/28/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Oct 6, 2019 09:48PM marianelizabeth wrote:

Thanks everyone. I got a bed Tuesday and had the blood patch Wednesday. Headache gone right away almost but blood transfusion needed by then along wit IV potassium etc. has set me back. I am drained but on the way back.

BlueSky, glad for the first things but not for the MO appointment with the watching/waiting again.

Good night all. Early but needed.

Marian

breastcancereh.blogspot.ca Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 9/21/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/15/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/5/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 4/29/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/7/2013 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 12/6/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/12/2016 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 6/26/2017 Reconstruction (right) Dx 8/22/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 9/8/2017 Dx
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Oct 7, 2019 02:05AM runor wrote:

Sending you strength and speedy recovery, MarianElizabeth.

Dx 3/23/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 7, 2019 08:08PM velo wrote:

Thought I would say hi to the other BC women here. Waves! I am nervous right now as I go into a new and scary stage of my journey. CT scan appears to be mets to lung/bone. I get a lung biopsy this week and see my MO in Victoria Oct 25. Seems horribly too far away. Don't know what to expect at this stage and hope MO is on ball to latest/greatest/trials and everything. Hope not rushed, I hate feeling rushed through appt especially since its a few hours trip to come back.

Dx 5/14/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 8/13/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 11/19/2012 Breast, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 6/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 7/4/2016 Mastectomy: Left Dx 7/7/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/31/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 7, 2019 09:50PM moth wrote:

Hi velo, welcome. Sucky news; I'm hoping you get some good reports later this month & a solid treatment plan. Hang in there.

I do think that one really good thing about the BC Cancer Agency is that they do seem to be very evidence based and because it's a province wide program, you get the experience of the whole team behind your MO. They all seem to work collaboratively to arrive at treatment plans (or follow well established treatment protocols and clinical pathways).

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC 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
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Oct 8, 2019 12:21AM - edited Oct 8, 2019 12:22AM by marianelizabeth

Velo, I just wrote to you and everything started deleting. I want to welcome you here and know there are many with you. You and I were diagnosed in 2012 I see. I was in Vancouver them and move to Victoria in May 2017 just about when I found about my MBC. I really like the cancer team here and have a caring MO. Did you have your first treatments here in Victoria? Take lots of deep breaths and let's hope things move quickly so no long waiting games. The biopsy should tell the story but until then, there is no knowing.

I am at BCCA often so let me know if ever you would like to meet.

Hi Moth. How is it going now for you?

🙏Marian

breastcancereh.blogspot.ca Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 9/21/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/15/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/5/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 4/29/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/7/2013 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 12/6/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/12/2016 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 6/26/2017 Reconstruction (right) Dx 8/22/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 9/8/2017 Dx
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Oct 8, 2019 05:52PM moth wrote:

Marian - thx for asking, I am well. My MO agreed to put in a requisition for a breast MRI to do in between my annual mammograms. Apparently the BCCA changed some guidelines about who could qualify for them & now early stagers with certain density criteria may qualify. She initially wasn't sure it would get approved but it did & I'm scheduled for December.

I'm half way through semester 4 out of 9 of the nursing program. I'm on a surgical rotation right now. I'm feeling fine and mostly enjoying myself though occasionally I worry that I'm not eating or sleeping as well as I should; always trying to find that magical balance between studying & the rest of life :)

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC 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
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Oct 9, 2019 05:01PM velo wrote:

Hi Moth and Marian -

Thanks for the welcome. Yes I had my previous tx in Victoria. MO not very emphathetic. But he does return calls if I have questions.


Dx 5/14/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 8/13/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 11/19/2012 Breast, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 6/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 7/4/2016 Mastectomy: Left Dx 7/7/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/31/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 9, 2019 05:32PM wrenn wrote:

Welcome back Velo and so sorry for your recent news. I am hoping for Dr. House diagnosis too. :-) Not funny though to have this worry. This is a great group to lean on.

Marian I hope things continue to improve for you. You are so damn strong.

Bluesky I hope the L breast is fine. What a worry. Feels like it never ends.

Moth, You are already just about half way through the nursing program. Time goes so fast.

Hi to everyone and I hope it is as sunny where you are. Kits is blue skies and leaves turning colour. Nirvana.

Take care everyone.

Metaplastic IDC Triple negative...Tumour is 1.5cm. BMX Aug. 16th. Chemo cancelled after one dose due to complications. Dx 7/25/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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17 hours ago cathy67 wrote:

Hi ladies!

I was referred by moth to this forum, so grateful we have this one in Vancouver.

I will spend time to go through all what you were discussing, but it is holiday now, busy around.

So, can anyone tell me your gathering details? Just in case, I don't have enough time to find it before the meeting time. By the way, I am in richmond BC,

Catherine

Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2-
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17 hours ago moth wrote:

Hi Catherine - yay you made it over!

We're looking at Saturday Nov 23 1 pm at Cactus Club, Broadway & Ash.

I'll be posting an RSVP surveymonkey in a second :)

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC 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
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17 hours ago moth wrote:

Can everyone pls RSVP by clicking here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z9N3LHQ

I'll make reservations in a couple weeks once we have some numbers.


Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC 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

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