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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 6, 2013 11:09AM - edited Dec 6, 2013 03:07PM by AlwaysHope

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Dec 10, 2020 01:23PM NorCalS wrote:

Congratulation MaxineO, Amanda6 and Chrishat. Thanks for checking in and giving the rest of us “newbies” encouragement and hope. It means so much. Happy Holidays

Dx: 06/2019, left breast, ER/PR-, Her2-. Treatment: 06/2019 - 11/2019 AC/T. Surgery: Lumpectomy with axillary dissection in 12/2019. Radiation: 01/2020-03/2020. Xeloda - 03/2020-09/2020
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Dec 11, 2020 09:51AM mumito wrote:

Happy Holidays everyone are we all getting in line now for COVID Vaccinations

Dx 4/23/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 12, 2020 05:18AM - edited Dec 12, 2020 05:19AM by wifeandmomof1

Congrats ladies! 10 years sounds good. 😊 Thanks for sharing the hope.

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Dec 24, 2020 06:19AM HomeMom wrote:

Has anyone who is 10+ years out had any scares? I went to the MO on Friday and my hemoglobin was down (still normal range) and the nurse asked me if I have seen blood in my stool, which I haven't. Then I had them check my Vit D because last time it was 80 and I didn't want it to go over 100. They called me later and told me it went down to 53 which is also still in the normal range, but now I can't stop worrying about it. My MO told my blood "looked good", it was the nurse who told me about the levels. Just curious, It's probably nothing. I need to get an colonoscopy yet, so that is a concern. :D

Dx 3/31/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 3/29 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/15/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/6/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/30/2014 AC Chemotherapy 7/25/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/16/2014 Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 25, 2020 10:49AM sbelizabeth wrote:

HomeMom, as long as results are in the normal range, labs that wander around are perfectly OK. Our bodies are in a constant state of check and flow, in and out, up and down. An unexplained, steady downward trend in hemoglobin levels is concerning, yes, which is why the nurse asked about blood in your stool. A quiet GI bleed can account for steadily falling hemoglobin. But fluctuations within the normal range is, well, normal.

If you were to actually see what looked like red blood in your stool, it's probably not from a genuine GI bleed. Bleeding hemorrhoids can leave red blood on the paper or in the toilet, and they're almost never a big deal except for the pain/itch/irritation they cause. Bleeding from higher up in the gastrointestinal tract, which would be much more concerning, looks sticky and black, like tar. It smells weird.

pinkribbonandwheels.wordpress.... Dx 10/20/2011, IDC/IBC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/15/2011 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/21/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jan 4, 2021 09:50PM PennyCookson wrote:

Stage 3 lobular diagnosed 10 years ago tomorrow. I never thought I would make it to here, I was so scared that I would die and my grandsons would not remember me. I am now feeling really well and have done more in the last 10 years than I could ever have imagined. I finish Arimidex this year, but have had no bone density issues. Hang in there ladies, every day is precious. Dream like you will live forever - live like you only have today. And in 10 years time come back and tell people you made it xx

Penny

Dx 1/5/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 5, 2021 04:18AM KMom57 wrote:

PennyCookson, Thank you for coming back and encouraging those of us at the beginning of this. Stories like yours give me hope. Happy for you.

Dx 10/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/6/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/15/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/18/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/31/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 5, 2021 08:50AM PennyCookson wrote:

KMom - your diagnosis is really similar to mine! You have done absolutely the right thing by having the prophylactic mastectomy - I never regretted doing the same, no need to worry about it jumping over. You should start feeling better all the time now as your body recovers from those hideous chemicals. It may not seem possible now as this stuff completely takes over your life, but I promise you as time passes you fell normal again, and one day you will look back and be giving hope to others.


Dx 1/5/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 8, 2021 05:40PM JMouse wrote:

Congratulations, PennyC! Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Multiple tumors with lymphovascular invasion. Dx 9/18/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 16/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Jan 14, 2021 04:20AM HomeMom wrote:

sbelizabeth - thank you for that! I"ve been looking, but don't see any evidence of blood, also, I have never had a hemorrhoid, and I don't think I have one now LOL


Dx 3/31/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 3/29 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/15/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/6/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/30/2014 AC Chemotherapy 7/25/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/16/2014 Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 14, 2021 05:31AM KMom57 wrote:

PennyCookson, thank you. Rough day, so I’ll have to take your word for it. But I appreciate your encouragementa lot.

Dx 10/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/6/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/15/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/18/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/31/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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