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Topic: Erin Wall, 44, Dies; Acclaimed Soprano in Mozart and Strauss

Forum: May Their Memory Live On —

Honor those who have passed.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2020 01:35PM

Beesie wrote:

Another loss to MBC.


"Found to have cancer in late 2017, Ms. Wall was in treatment for much of 2018, but she continued to perform amid surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. She maintained her appearances until earlier this year, when her cancer returned and the coronavirus pandemic caused performances to be canceled worldwide. She discussed her condition candidly in blog posts and on social media; in her Twitter biography, she wrote, "Please don't use the word 'battle' to refer to my life or illness."
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/arts/music/erin-wall-dead.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Oct 15, 2020 09:43PM Rain88 wrote:

Yes, Beesie, such sad news. I couldn't help but wonder about the type of cancer she had and why nothing more could be done.


Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Oct 16, 2020 12:16AM moth wrote:

She's a Canuck and grew up in Vancouver

She wrote this in Feb 2019. http://email.coc.ca/view/?sid=NDIyXzEyNzg3XzI4XzY5...

She'd been originally dx stage 3 with big lymph node involvement. I believe she had her metastatic recurrence dx March 2020 so it must have been very aggressive and not responding to treatment :(

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) 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 Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab)
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Oct 16, 2020 01:14AM buttonsmachine wrote:

Very sad indeed. We need better treatments.

Diagnosed at 32. Local recurrences in the skin, and now dealing with MBC. Dx 8/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/2017, IDC, Right, Grade 3, 2/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 16, 2020 04:03PM Rain88 wrote:

Thank you for the article, moth. I find it extraordinary that she could do all that she did! I am humbled by the sheer strenght of her will. And so sad for such an abrupt end. Yes, buttons, we need better treatments. We need a cure!

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right

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