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Topic: Stage III Cancer Survivors .... 10+ Years and Out

Forum: Stage III Breast Cancer — You are not alone. Meet others who have Stage III breast cancer.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013 06:09PM - edited Dec 5, 2013 10:07PM by AlwaysHope

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Jun 12, 2019 06:43AM Lexica wrote:

HomeMom - sorry to hear that, but I so get you about the PTSD and the treatment room. I go for monthly Lupron shots now, but when I first re-entered that room after treatment was done, I swear I almost passed out. They should at least warn us!

Diagnosed at 34. 2 years of Ibrance via PALLAS trial (ends 4/2020) Dx 7/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/15/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 12/27/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 1/16/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jun 12, 2019 01:10PM Artista964 wrote:

I think any possible % of staving off is worth a shot if the ses are doable.

Dxd at 50. Went thru it all on my own by choice. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/5/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 11/2/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/3/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 15, 2019 10:51AM victoriasecret wrote:

Woot woot made it !!!


love Cheryl

Dx 6/15/2009, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 11/25 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/30/2009 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/30/2009 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/31/2009 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 26, 2019 09:20PM 7of9 wrote:

10 yrs thank you Cheryl !!!

If you're going through hell, keep on going. You might get out before the devil even knows you're there. Dx 1/18/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/31/2012 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/31/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/23/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 10/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/18/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 1/18/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 2/10/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy 3/31/2016 Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 10, 2019 10:50AM Sportymom wrote:

I really appreciate seeing all if the encouraging posts. I am a newbie who finally has her plan but am admittedly scared.

I met with MO yesterday and I have my treatment plan. After being told that my cancer is not acting typically and that it is a shit cancer (my father, husband, and myself appreciate his candor) in that it is too small ( 11 mm and 2 mm in my axillary region) to normally have infected all four of my sentinel nodes (three with my macromets and one with micromets) he postulated that it has been spitting out cancer to the lymph nodes for a while. His main concern Is that it is grade 3/3 (UK terms as he was originally trained there).

He then went on to discuss everything including my 10 year survival broken down by doing nothing then by adding each and every treatment. He discussed how I was ER+ and how and where estrogen is made. Then he stated that my high PR+ was probably the thing that will save my life. Which is why my treatment plan looks like the following:

Zoladex injection every three months to put me into menopause likely this upcoming week (he did tell me dad and husband I might be a wee bit cranky 😀). I have to wait a week after the injection to receive my chemo

Three cycles of FEC (fluoruracil/epirubicin(otherwise know as adriamycin)/cyclophosphamide). One infusion every three weeks

Three cycles of docetaxal (taxotere)

He also wants me in an exercise clinical trial during chemo as I am already acting and am hoping to remain active during treatment.

Then the radiation will start after chemo and so will the tamoxifen until I get my ovaries removed and then I will be on AIs.

He would also like me to receive zolendronate when I start receiving my Tamoxifen.

Needless to say I am very nervous as I want to be able to complete all the treatments and have a good response toincrease my chances of survival.

Hugs and love to everyone going through this.

Wendy diagnosed at 45 Dx 6/7/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/4/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 8/16/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/21/2019 CEF Dx 10/23/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs
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Aug 25, 2019 10:30AM dood wrote:

Hi all, I was 10 years out on July 31, 2019. Onco suggests to get off of Arimedex, am too scared to do it. I wonder where I can get a cheap pet scan to just look over everything!! Any suggestions???

Dx 12/6/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 28, 2019 12:31AM Artista928 wrote:

congrats dood! I don't think there's such a thing as cheap pet scan. They don't just do scans. You have to show symptoms. Talk to your mo about ways to reduce chances to progress like diet and exercise.

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/5/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/2/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/1/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/27/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/8/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/13/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/25/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 8/31/2017 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Aug 29, 2019 02:46PM - edited Oct 25, 2019 03:16PM by trinigirl50

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trinigirl50 Dx 3/7/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 20/24 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2015 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 4/13/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 22, 2019 01:19PM - edited Sep 22, 2019 01:20PM by kim40

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Kim "I Run for Life" - Melissa Ethridge Dx 1/6/2009, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 14/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Sep 22, 2019 01:21PM kim40 wrote:

10 years here! Don’t post or visit the site much but we are still out there!

Kim "I Run for Life" - Melissa Ethridge Dx 1/6/2009, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 14/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Sep 22, 2019 07:36PM Francesca30 wrote:

thank you @kim40 for coming back to share this milestone . Cheers to many more years

Dx 3/14/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 13/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2019 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/4/2019 TAC Radiation Therapy 8/14/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/14/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/17/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 11/29/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 7/31/2020 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Sep 23, 2019 10:13AM Anna-33 wrote:

Tnx for coming back! Gives hope

Dx 3/1/2017, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 8/25 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 24, 2019 08:00AM trinigirl50 wrote:

wonderful news. thanks for posting kim40.

trinigirl50 Dx 3/7/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 20/24 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2015 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 4/13/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 27, 2019 11:26PM Aseye wrote:

hello I have been diagnosed with stage 3 IDC almost through with chemo AC+ T I was wondering if you share with us what you did after treatment that you think helped with surviving this long

Thank you

Dx 4/12/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 20/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Sep 28, 2019 04:44AM Aseye wrote:

Hello realised you're er+ but was not put on hormonal therapy. I'm about to complete chemo I will do rads to my doctor is talking about hormonal treatment but I'm not sure about that. Can you share with us what you think you did after treatment in terms on diet you think helped with beating the disease for this long?


Dx 4/12/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 20/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Oct 19, 2019 03:10AM ALovingDaughter wrote:

hii! What treatments did you undergo

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Oct 20, 2019 04:32AM ALovingDaughter wrote:

hi! What chemo did u undergo and what food did u eat

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Nov 11, 2019 05:32PM kimber3006 wrote:

So after thinking about my big 10 year milestone coming up several times over the last few weeks, I finally hit it on Saturday and.....I forgot. When I was first diagnosed I was so shocked by the people many years out who didn't remember every detail of their diagnoses anymore, and didn't think I could ever forget a single thing about mine. The date 11/9 kept catching my eye that day, but it wasn't until last night that I remembered why. So here I am, 2 days late, to finally post on the thread I so aspired to!

Nice to "see" you again kim40!

Love to all!

Dx 11/9/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/32 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Nov 11, 2019 09:44PM HoneyBeaw wrote:

Kimber

So happy that you forgot for 2 days. That is a big high 5, I truly pray for that day as some days Im not sure Im going to make it to the next. The letrozole they have me on is giving me fits most days with bone pain

Surgery 11/27/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 12/5/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Nov 13, 2019 08:23AM kmur wrote:

Hi You all!! Tada.... I made it . Each year came back to post on the five year thread but this year I get to join this amazing group . Ten years ago I got to check off all the great boxes ( cancer, stage 3 , grade 3 positive nodes etc etc) the five year thread was the first reality check . People really do survive ? That thread saved me from the dark thoughts . So to those just starting the craziness of appointments , chemo and all the other cancer related stuff, Here we are the stage three folks ten years and beyond. So happy to plant myself here and I will aggravate you all once a year to sy hi . Thank you to the many who post here and thank you for sharing. Your stories ten years ago saved me from myself. Love to you all.

Kim

Kim Dx 4/7/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 13, 2019 10:51AM Fissy81056 wrote:

God Bless you

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Nov 13, 2019 03:22PM ck55 wrote:

Just had my 13 year anniversary of diagnosis on Saturday (11/9). Other than dealing with lymphedema my life feels pretty normal. Whatever that is! 😜

Cyndi

DX 11/9/06 9cm ILC Stage 3A Mastectomy ER+ PR+ HR- 2/16 Nodes DD AC/Taxol Radiation
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Nov 15, 2019 06:47AM NancyD wrote:

Congrats to all the 10+ anniversaries!

Life is good. It's not perfect. but it's good. Dx 2/22/2008, IDC, Left, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/22/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/11/2008 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2008 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/28/2010 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Nov 16, 2019 01:55AM Aseye wrote:

Can you share with us what you did after treatment that helped?

Dx 4/12/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 20/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Nov 16, 2019 01:57AM Aseye wrote:

can you share with us what you think contributed to BED after treatment?

Dx 4/12/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 20/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Nov 16, 2019 02:02AM Aseye wrote:

sorry I meant NED

Dx 4/12/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 20/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Nov 16, 2019 02:13AM Aseye wrote:

Amen I tap into your blessings

Dx 4/12/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 20/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Nov 16, 2019 03:59AM Aseye wrote:

wow I am so encouraged I have 21/22 nodes

Dx 4/12/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 20/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Nov 25, 2019 06:04PM Newnorm wrote:

Hi all

I just wanted to say thanks to all the ladies that keep coming back here to post. It really helps those of us in the earlier stages to hang in there. I'm coming up to my 3 year cancerversary and I'm having a wobbly time at the moment with aches and pains from Femara and my body just not keeping pace with my mind and my life. So thank you. I keep coming back here and your messages give me hope. Keep posting ladies. Love to you all.

Keryn

Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/5/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2017 Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 7/27/2017 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Nov 30, 2019 02:45AM ilovemymom4ever wrote:

hi! my mom just got diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer, er pos and her2 pos. can any of the survivors here share a piece of advice when it comes to diet and lifestyle for her chance of survival to increase?

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