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Topic: Stage III Cancer Survivors...15+ years and out

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

Posted on: Nov 22, 2015 12:02PM

weesa wrote:

Let's just see what happens here...This is a "build it and they will come" experiment. It's time.

If you are not a 15 year survivor but know the story of someone who is, please join in.

Sometimes I wonder if I am an old soul temporarily trapped in a breast cancer body. Dx 11/22/2002, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2003 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/13/2003 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/22/2003 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap
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Nov 22, 2015 07:42PM sugarplum wrote:

Yay Weesa! Thanks for starting this to give us even more hope.

Not there yet, but will be watching intently :)

Love & hugs from one of your many admirers - Julie

Keep calm and carry on.... Dx 4/28/2006, IDC, Right, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 10/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/6/2006 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/5/2006 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/30/2006 Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2006 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 1/10/2007 Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 23, 2015 04:46PM hopefour wrote:

This is perfect!! I know they will come or at least hopefully we'll all get there and fill this thread up!!

Dx 5/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 4/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 23, 2015 07:05PM - edited Nov 23, 2015 07:06PM by Bad_At_Usernames

My grandmother was a 15 year survivor when she died of Parkinson's. She had node involvement and a tumor stuck to her chest wall. In a strongly worded letter to her family doctor who ignored the lump because she had cystic breasts, she described herself as "metastatic," which may have been the case back in 1984. She had a radical DMX, a year of chemo (flying to SKMCC for her treatments), and I believe radiation. In years after her diagnosis, she was able to meet five grandkids, including me.

When I feel down, I remind myself that I have her tough genes

"...to survive this disease, you had to be an eternal optimist and very aggressive..." -Vince DeVita Dx 12/23/2013, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 1/16/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 3/16/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/17/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 7/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/28/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Targeted Therapy 9/22/2014 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 11/17/2014 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/7/2016, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Targeted Therapy 1/15/2016 Verzenio Radiation Therapy 7/27/2016 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 11/15/2016 Tykerb (lapatinib) Dx 3/23/2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver Chemotherapy 3/28/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 8/30/2017 Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 External: Brain
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Nov 24, 2015 12:14AM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:

Hi Weesa....Methinks you are in need of a serious Slouchfest. I can do one virtually if you need one. Let me know. 

However, did my share at the conference last week, so trying to eat right at least for a day or so. (Just poured myself a glass of good Whisky.....from Scotland.)

To answer your question, I have a friend who had tumors discovered in her lungs when she went to get her feet fixed. Something like 15 years later, she is just fine.

I send her wine every year for Christmas at this point.

I was Stage II, not III, so don't count in your poll. But I can tell you I am grateful for every single day of the wonderful life I lead.

I am expecting to be here in another 10 years. And if I'm not, it's because I landed in a ditch cycling or skiing.

Much love from Seattle. - Claire

Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted. Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
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Nov 24, 2015 12:49AM Meow13 wrote:

My friend Minh is a longtime survivor of stage 3 cancer very aggresive grade 3. I am not sure what her hormone status was but she was young and her daughter was 6 months old when diagnosed now her daughter graduated from college she is 23. So Minh has been Ned for 22 years. She had many lymph nodes positive for cancer and both breasts quote "The mammogram lit up like a Christmas tree." She had chemo and radiation.
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Nov 24, 2015 12:12PM - edited Apr 17, 2017 06:32AM by Tinkerbells

My friend will celebrate her 15th year this year! She had triple positive IDC, 9 positive nodes. Had BMX, chemo, rads, year of Herceptin (it was just starting to be used). She continues to take anti-hormonals. This was a local recurrence, too- she had a lumpectomy prior to this diagnosis

Editing this to change her bio markers: she was ER+/PR-, Her2 positive

She is doing great, other than lymphedema. About to see her youngest child get married.

When I feel discouraged, I think of her!

Contains some artificial additives and preservatives. Dx 2/25/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 2/25/2014, DCIS, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 2/28/2014 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 4/9/2014 AC Targeted Therapy 5/31/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/31/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/31/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Nov 25, 2015 04:45PM JustKeepSwimming44 wrote:

My therapist's friend is 24 years out. All I know is she had 19 positive out of 22 nodes. She is doing well and living abroad with her husband. :-)

Dx 10/17/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 3/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/21/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 12/30/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 26, 2015 10:58AM weesa wrote:

So grateful for all the contributors on this new topic. I had started it with some trepidation that it would remain empty, a sign of discouragement for all of us, but the contributions have been heart warming. Thank you all, have a nice holiday today, and keep the stories rolling in. Best regards to an amazing group of men and women, Weesa

Sometimes I wonder if I am an old soul temporarily trapped in a breast cancer body. Dx 11/22/2002, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2003 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/13/2003 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/22/2003 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap
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Nov 29, 2015 04:01AM Momine wrote:

My sister-in-law is 20 years out from stage 3B or 3C breast cancer. She had a mastectomy, chemo and rads. Of course, we joke that she is only alive because she is so evil that even death is scared of her. But family problems aside, I am delighted that she beat it.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 29, 2015 09:19AM Karina wrote:

Love, love, love these stories!!! Keep posting ladies ! Thank you Weesa for starting the thread..xxx

September 2017 mets to pleura/spine Dx 8/3/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIB, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 2, 6/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 29, 2015 09:57AM live_deliciously wrote:

im new to bc, only 1 year since diagnosis. But I am following this thread, thank you for starting it., it gives encouragement when the dark side tries to take over.

Dx 12/2014, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/16/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/6/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Dec 3, 2015 11:48PM weesa wrote:

Hey, mods, this thread is starting to slip into oblivion--do you think it could become a pinned thread right under 10 years and out?

Sometimes I wonder if I am an old soul temporarily trapped in a breast cancer body. Dx 11/22/2002, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2003 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/13/2003 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/22/2003 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap
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Dec 4, 2015 03:00AM oaktownmom wrote:

I have a friend who is 17 or 18 years out from a Stage 3C diagnosis. She was in her early 20's at the time of diagnosis, and has gone on to have two healthy, beautiful kids.

Dx 6/23/2011, IDC, Stage IIIA, 6/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/12/2011 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/16/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 2/7/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 11/14/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 4, 2015 07:47AM Bad_At_Usernames wrote:

oaktownmom, as a Stage III survivor diagnosed in my 20s and still wanting kids, I love that story.

"...to survive this disease, you had to be an eternal optimist and very aggressive..." -Vince DeVita Dx 12/23/2013, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 1/16/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 3/16/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/17/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 7/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/28/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Targeted Therapy 9/22/2014 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 11/17/2014 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/7/2016, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Targeted Therapy 1/15/2016 Verzenio Radiation Therapy 7/27/2016 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 11/15/2016 Tykerb (lapatinib) Dx 3/23/2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver Chemotherapy 3/28/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 8/30/2017 Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 External: Brain
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Dec 4, 2015 05:49PM Moderators wrote:

Hi Weesa --

We've gone ahead and made this thread a sticky!

thanks!

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Dec 13, 2015 08:51PM MelZ wrote:

I am so happy to read these stories! It's hard to be optimistic all of the time and was feeling extra fearful today. 15 radiation treatments left and looking for an adjuvant clinical trial to reduce risk. Thanks for sharing and giving me hope!

Dx 4/27/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 18/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/11/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/19/2015 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 11/10/2015 Hormonal Therapy 11/11/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/17/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Dec 14, 2015 05:53PM live_deliciously wrote:

hey melz. Totally understand your fear and go there sometimes myself. It's like trying to catch your breath. Wanted to share I'm in a clinical trial for Affinitor. It's used for stage 4 bc and other cancers but the trial is to see if it can stop stage 3 from moving to stage 4. the thread is under swog trial. Maybe you can ask your onc about it.

Dx 12/2014, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/16/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/6/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Apr 8, 2016 07:54PM jenni__ca wrote:

thanks mods ! this is a great thread !

ILC, multifocal, 7+++cm, ER+, PR-, HER2-, 1/4 nodes, stage 3A ...14 years !!!!!! and counting....
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Apr 8, 2016 08:32PM - edited Apr 9, 2016 12:28PM by funthing42

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Dx 6/1/2009, IDC, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/5/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/5/2009 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 8/1/2009 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 11/1/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 1/1/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 2/1/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/1/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Dx 10/1/2014, IDC, Right, <1cm, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx 2/2016, IDC, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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May 25, 2016 12:47PM cupcake7 wrote:

so very happy for you

Dx 6/13/2008, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, mets, ER+, HER2+
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Jun 30, 2016 08:15PM Milwmama wrote:

WAnted to let you all know a friend of mine is a 20 year survivor. Her husband is about to retire and she works as a nurse at children's hospital here. Has grown children and grandchildren she enjoys.

It can be done :)

Dx 1/11/2016, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/21/2016 AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 30, 2016 09:21PM live_deliciously wrote:

thanks for caring to share that great update with all of us.

Dx 12/2014, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/16/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/6/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Oct 12, 2016 05:28PM weesa wrote:

This poor old desolate thread of mine! Rest assured, I will be reporting on it --legitimately-- a little over a year from now. And I know there are others here who are planning to post in a few years as well.

No news from me right now-- I am just as irascible and irresponsible as ever, tempting fate and setting a bad example as a treatment graduate.

My wish is that this thread will morph into a place of BIG HOPE for those coming after us. In the meantime, if you know stories of breast cancer longevity be sure to deposit them here!

Love and admiration to all of you, Weesa

Sometimes I wonder if I am an old soul temporarily trapped in a breast cancer body. Dx 11/22/2002, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2003 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/13/2003 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/22/2003 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap
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Oct 12, 2016 05:41PM live_deliciously wrote:

thanks weesa. I want to be like you.......making it a long time. Best wishes. Hope to see you post soon .

Dx 12/2014, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/16/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/6/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Oct 12, 2016 05:53PM sugarplum wrote:

Always great to hear from you, weesa - and like you, I'm also waiting with baited breath to post my success here in just a few more years....

...long may we roll!

Julie

Keep calm and carry on.... Dx 4/28/2006, IDC, Right, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 10/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/6/2006 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/5/2006 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/30/2006 Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2006 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 1/10/2007 Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 17, 2016 09:57AM lkc wrote:

love you irascible Weesa

Linda K dx'd May 05 Stage IIIC erpr-, her pos, 12 pos nodes
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Oct 17, 2016 11:18AM fightergirl711 wrote:

So awesome when you all post here! :)

Diagnosed at 44. NED after re-excision and ALND. Herceptin thru Feb. 2017. Surgery 12/11/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Dx 12/14/2015, IDC/IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 12/14/2015, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 1/7/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/7/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/7/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/30/2016 AC Surgery 6/7/2016 Lymph node removal: Left Radiation Therapy 7/14/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/29/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 12/30/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Oct 17, 2016 07:26PM SSInUK wrote:

YOU are our big hope, Weesa. sugarplum, Lkc... Thank you for caring enough to come back and post for us. Needed some tonight - means a lot.

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- Surgery Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy External: Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) 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)
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Oct 17, 2016 08:56PM Denise-G wrote:

Just had lunch with a grade school friend whose mom was a 60 year survivor of what would be considered Stage 3 breast cancer now with a recurrence. She wanted to go to lunch to tell me her mom's story. It was 1956. Her mom was pregnant with her. They wanted to take the baby and do an immediate radical mastectomy, but she refused. She never went home from the hospital after the baby (my friend) was born. The baby went home with her aunt, and my friend's mom had a radical mastectomy. Her mom's MX was extremely deformative as tumor was HUGE and she had lots of lymph nodes involved. She was cut from under her arm down to her ELBOW!! She had surgery and was one of the first people to have cobalt treatments in her small city.

Three years later she had a BC in other breast. And six years later, had ovarian cancer. She had lymphedema her entire life post breast cancer. But every one who knew her loved her.

She lived to be 92 and just died this past year.

www.denise4health.wordpress.com my BC Blog with over 200 informative posts about all aspects of BC - stop by! Myself, my mom, and sister were all diagnosed with BC within 3 years. What a ride! Dx 10/10/2011, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 9/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 11/23/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 12/27/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/28/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 10/11/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 17, 2016 10:21PM Artista928 wrote:

You're too cool, weesa! I too am doing everything I'm not supposed to as a newly tx grad. I just can't give up what's basically my quality of life at 52. If I'm doomed to be gone much sooner as a result, so be it.

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 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/1/2017 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant

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