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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 07:09PM - edited Dec 5, 2013 11:07PM by AlwaysHope

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Dec 9, 2020 09:23PM 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 6/17/2019, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/24/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Chemotherapy 4/6/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Dec 10, 2020 05:51PM 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 11, 2020 01:18PM - edited Dec 11, 2020 01:19PM by wifeandmomof1

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

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Dec 23, 2020 02:19PM 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 4/14/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/5/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/29/2014 AC Chemotherapy 7/24/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Hormonal Therapy 12/14/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 24, 2020 06:49PM 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 05:50AM 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 4, 2021 12:18PM 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 2/14/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/17/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/30/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 4, 2021 04:50PM 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 01:40AM 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 13, 2021 12:20PM 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 4/14/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/5/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/29/2014 AC Chemotherapy 7/24/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Hormonal Therapy 12/14/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 13, 2021 01:31PM 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 2/14/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/17/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/30/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 2, 2021 07:40PM SSInUK wrote:

Kmom57 I remember the feeling that I’d never be like the women on this thread, they were the ‘lucky’ ones. But here I am 7 years from DX, 5 years from a recurrence. Hang in there

Dx 11/2014, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 3/30/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Surgery Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy External: Lymph nodes
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Feb 4, 2021 07:53AM karen1956 wrote:

Yesterday, 02/03/2021, I joined the 15 year club. Life is good.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Feb 4, 2021 09:48AM KMom57 wrote:

So happy for you Karen1956.

Dx 10/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/6/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/14/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/17/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/30/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 22, 2021 09:44AM NancyD wrote:

Quick post to celebrate 13 years since my diagnosis. Have a great day, everyone

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 3/21/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/10/2008 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/4/2008 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/27/2010 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Feb 22, 2021 05:49PM cookie54 wrote:

Congrats to all, love hearing from all the survivor/thrivers! Thanks for all the positivity and hope:)

Dx 8/15/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/14/2016 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant Chemotherapy 10/14/2016 AC Dx 6/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/29/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Surgery 10/19/2020 Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 11/23/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Mar 5, 2021 03:50PM Newnorm wrote:

Conngratulations Nancy. 13 years is awesome. You’ll be posting in 15 yearssoon. It’s great to read success stories. We all need them regularly.

Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/6/2017 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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Mar 24, 2021 07:00AM - edited Mar 25, 2021 06:06AM by Lucca06

It was 10 years yesterday for me so I'm feeling very lucky and grateful. At the time my children were only 3 and 1 and it seemed like an unreachable dream. These threads were the thing that gave me hope and stopped me drowning. For those in the thick of it, believe it can be you too.

Dx 3/23/2011, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 9/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/1/2011 Surgery 8/21/2011 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, SGAP flap/hip flap
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Mar 24, 2021 08:28PM Francesca30 wrote:

Congratulations on 10years, Lucca! Love how stories like yours pop up whenever I need it the most. Thank you for sharing

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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May 11, 2021 08:25PM HomeMom wrote:

It's great to come back here and read these. I'm 7 years out from diagnosis, I can't wait to post here three years from now! I expect to :) Smile

Dx 3/31/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 3/29 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/14/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/5/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/29/2014 AC Chemotherapy 7/24/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Hormonal Therapy 12/14/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 12, 2021 10:28PM DATO wrote:

I was diagnosed with stage III, grade 3 breast cancer with 6 of 9 nodes positive,15 years ago today. I had a bilateral mastectomy, oophorectomy, chemo (TAC), radiation, arimidex, zometa (as part of a clinical trial), and reconstruction (DIEP flap). In medicine 15 years is an eternity. The diagnostic tests and treatment options today are leaps an bounds of where they were 15 years ago. For those who are newly diagnosed, hang in there. Hair grows, scars heal and the future is bright.

Dx 5/12/2006, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 6/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 13, 2021 11:57PM tntnsd wrote:

Thank you all LADIES who came back on this thread and gave us hope. Whenever my mind is about to wander to some negative thoughts and unfounded worry about recurrence, I came here for hope that we can beat this, live with it for a long long time. Thank you

Dx 12/29/2020, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Surgery 2/2/2021 Mastectomy: Left
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Jun 10, 2021 11:29AM victoriasecret wrote:

Well I am early my d date is the 15th of June. So here I am another year gone healthy happy and loving life. Diagnosed at 49 well the summer I was turning 50 and here I sit about to celebrate 62 ! I never thought I would make 5 years . My youngest was starting Uni at the time and she is now a peds nurse. My oldest living his life in Thailand . My middle has given me a beautiful grandson - the joy of our life just turned 3 and baby #2 due in November (a GIRL)...So moral of the story life with a BC diagnosis is devastating not going to lie it never really leaves you its that little cloud that just hovers...but life goes on its up to you if you keep a watch on that cloud . I prefer to look for the sun.. love and light to you all

Cheryl

Dx 6/15/2009, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 11/25 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/31/2009 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/31/2009 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/1/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 10, 2021 12:29PM - edited Jun 10, 2021 12:30PM by victoriasecret

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Dx 6/15/2009, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 11/25 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/31/2009 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/31/2009 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/1/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 10, 2021 12:33PM victoriasecret wrote:

YEA you Karen Love C

Dx 6/15/2009, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 11/25 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/31/2009 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/31/2009 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/1/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 11, 2021 05:16PM NancyD wrote:

Yes!! Victoriasecret, I agree with all your points! My daughter gave me my first grandchild in 2017 and is going to have my second in December. I turned 70 (still can't believe I'm that old) in April, and I'm only looking forward, not backward. Good luck and blessing to your daughter!

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 3/21/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/10/2008 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/4/2008 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/27/2010 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jun 12, 2021 05:35PM - edited Jun 12, 2021 05:41PM by lkc

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Linda K dx'd May 05 Stage IIIC erpr-, her pos, 12 pos nodes

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