Topic: Montreal ladies?

Forum: Canadians Affected by Breast Cancer — Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2019 03:36PM

Posted on: Sep 8, 2019 03:36PM

eigna wrote:

Anyone from Montreal? I’m still in the waiting period. BS appointment on Tuesday; finally! I hope things will take off from there. I feel tired and nauseous. I can’t enjoy life not knowing how long I have to live.

Diagnosed at 43. Weakly ER+ Dx 8/20/2019, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/10/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 12/16/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/30/2020 Whole breast: Breast
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Sep 10, 2019 09:35PM serenitystat wrote:

Hi Eigna - I'm in Montreal. Waiting with all the uncertainty is tiring. Once you have a treatment plan, you can focus on what needs to be done. In the meantime, try to take care of yourself. I've started Qigong (online videos) and found that it helps me breathe and sleep better. Your hospital probably offers classes for cancer patients such as yoga, art therapy, and support groups. I also found it helpful to read threads dedicated to posters who are 5, 10, and 15 years out from diagnosis. I'm almost 4 years out.

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Sep 11, 2019 10:11AM eigna wrote:

oh great. Which hospital were you at? That’s great positive news! Did you do any genetic testing prior to surgery?

Diagnosed at 43. Weakly ER+ Dx 8/20/2019, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/10/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 12/16/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/30/2020 Whole breast: Breast
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Sep 12, 2019 06:45PM kim49 wrote:

I'm in Montreal. I'm having a mastectomy of my left breast on Monday the 16th at St. Mary's. Waiting on my FISH results to see how we proceed after.

The waiting and being in limbo is the absolute worse.

I am exhausted but sleep is hard to come by.

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Sep 12, 2019 07:27PM - edited Sep 12, 2019 07:27PM by eigna

Hi Kim49. Nice to e meet you. I'm having probably a lumpectomy in October but I need to do a genetic testing so see if treatment plan will change. I am at the Jewish MontrΓ©al Hosptal. Have you done a genetic test? Wishing you that all goes well during surgery and a quick recovery. Are you taking any time off from work? I totally understand you. This uncertainty is killing me too. But I am also scared of the surgery.

Diagnosed at 43. Weakly ER+ Dx 8/20/2019, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/10/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 12/16/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/30/2020 Whole breast: Breast
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Sep 14, 2019 01:36PM serenitystat wrote:

I'm at MUHC. I didn't undergo genetic testing. There's no history of cancer in my family, and I'm over 45. Mastectomies require a longer recovery, and I took some time off work. I can't remember how long.

I remember being scared, but I'm still here!

Good luck on your surgeries. Hope you both recover quickly.

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Feb 19, 2021 03:04PM aram wrote:

Hi Montreal ladies,

I need to choose between MUHC and CHUM. How did you choose where to go? Were you happy with the care?

Thank you.

Dx at 40, BRCA1 Chemotherapy 3/9/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 6/2/2021 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/2/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Feb 19, 2021 11:15PM serenitystat wrote:

My PCP referred me to MUHC. I'm happy there. I know someone who goes to CHUM and is pleased with her care. Both are affiliated with universities.

Wish you the best on your upcoming treatments.



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Feb 20, 2021 07:54AM aram wrote:

Hi SerenitySTA, thank you. It is good to know you are happy with MUHC. My first choice is that one, the only difference is my breast surgeon and my oncologist are going to be different if I go to MUHC. If I choose CHUM, one surgical oncologist would be in care of my surgery and treatments. I don't know if that matters or not, but I am leaning toward MUHC still as my breast dr is part of McGill medical care. Really hard decisions... though as you pointed out the good news is both places are supposed to be amazing for this kind of care.

Dx at 40, BRCA1 Chemotherapy 3/9/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 6/2/2021 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/2/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Nov 29, 2021 06:47PM dancingdiva wrote:

HI, just want to say I'm from Montreal too. DD

Dx 5/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 3, 5/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/31/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 7/15/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/4/2015 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Local Metastases Surgery, Surgery to lung mets: Lungs
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Nov 30, 2021 08:46AM aram wrote:

hi dancingdiva, are you in active treatment? It seems it has been a while from your diagnosis. I hope everything is going well with you

Dx at 40, BRCA1 Chemotherapy 3/9/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 6/2/2021 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/2/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab)

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