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Jul 11, 2008 02:07PM
Hello everyone, thanks for your quick replys....My onc told me these stats 2.5 years after tx. Don't know what came over me to ask such a question...I guess I thought I would have a better outcome. Maybe he is just a tool... but I do agree with the tx that I have recieved so far.
Kalyla, pretty name, my daughter's name is Kala....it kinda makes you wonder where they are getting their info from doesn't it?
Slonedeb, where are you from? I do try to stay as positive as I can. I know I have told this story a zillion times, but I have an aunt dx with stage 4 disease 18 years ago, and she is still kicking, that always gives me hope!!!
llene, I like your stats better. I had a prophy done on the right side and haven't regretted that decision for a minute. I knew that it wouldn't change my prognosis, but, I felt in my gut that it was the right thing for me! Recurrence can mean a variety of things. People use the medical lingo a bit too freely if you ask me. My understanding is that a recurrence can be local or distant, local meaning that is recurrs in the breast area, distant if it recurrs at a distant site, example: bones, liver, lungs, you get the idea.
Tender, I'm not an excerise guru, but I do keep busy with outdoors chores etc. I have always been a skinny minny, so I don't think that was an issue for me. I have been, however, on the fence about changing my meds to Femara. I have been on Tamoxifen for 2.5 years and really don't know what to do. I guess I figure that I'll be on Tamoxifen for another 2.5 years, and then follow up with Femara for another 5. That's 10 years of hormonal drug protection, what do you think?
Liz, I try not to dwell on it much...just like you, I always get anxious when I'm having bloodwork or a scan done. You are right, you just never know when your time will be, but having bc always keeps that thought in the back of your head.
Annie, yep, that's what he said. He also said that er and pr pos cancers can go into remission alot longer than non pos cancers before they will recurr again. I guess when I asked for a little info, he kinda let the flood gates open huh?
5/16/2005, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 10/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-