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Topic: Canadians in British Columbia

Forum: Canadians Affected by Breast Cancer —

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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Jan 7, 2020 02:42PM cathy67 wrote:

Hi ladies,

I just got my bone scan report, it is negative. When I asked for followups, MO said, I shall back to screening mammography for this, it will be once a year.

Oh my god, my diagnosis was due to six months followup, and it turned out to be stage two already, with one lymph node involved. How can annual checkup early catches recurrence? Recurrence is so brutal.

Will visit family doctor for this.

Oncotype 6, Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/10/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 24, 2020 05:48PM Charliebug wrote:

Hello!

I didn't realize there was a Topic created for us BC folks. I have been writing posts in the November 2019 Chemo Club since, well, November lol. I live in Vernon and have lived here since 2011. I spent most of my life at the coast though but haven't been back in years. I haven't read through all of the posts here but I will spend some time getting to know some of you and your stories. It's unfortunate we meet this way but it's so great we have a site like this one to come to and share our ups and downs.

Take care

Charlie

Dx 8/27/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/20/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/18/2019 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2020 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 24, 2020 09:44PM - edited Jan 24, 2020 09:54PM by marianelizabeth

Hi Charlie: I am pretty sure there is someone on here who lives in or near Vernon, also who are triple negative. That could be a start and certainly I welcome no matter diagnosis or home base. I was in a September 2013 Chemo group and we evolved into a private Facebook group that still exists.

I also suffered through AC/T and whole breast radiation. Does 3/31/2020 indicate the end of your radiation?

It is really a great site and I happened on it even before my lumpectomy.

Marian

breastcancereh.blogspot.ca Surgery 9/7/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel 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) Radiation Therapy 9/8/2017 Surgery 9/9/2019
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Jan 25, 2020 10:55AM Charliebug wrote:

Hi Marian- thanks for the information and lovely welcome :) 3/31/2020 was an estimated time for the end of radiation at the time I joined but it sounds like the radiation won't happen until April. It will be 5 days a week for 5 weeks- driving to Kelowna- ugh! Oh well, at least it's in the spring and not now when the roads are icy and wet.



Dx 8/27/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/20/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/18/2019 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2020 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 26, 2020 11:05PM moth wrote:

Hi Charlie & welcome :) Sorry you find yourself here.

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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Jan 27, 2020 09:10AM Charliebug wrote:

Thanks Moth! Obviously I wouldn't have chosen this path but I sure have "met" some nice people here :)

Dx 8/27/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/20/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/18/2019 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2020 Whole-breast: Breast

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