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

Posted on: May 12, 2018 05:52PM

lkc wrote:

Hi all,

just back from my 13 year annual Onc visit and I am blessedly well. This after such a dismal prognosis, stage IIIC, axillary and sentinel nodes totally replaced by tumor and extra encapsulated 12 positive nodes, no clear margins, her 2 pos. etc, etc, blah , blah blah.....

Lost my mom, her mom, and her only sister to this beast...

and scared sh**less looking at the sad , pitying faces of so many looking back at me... back then

but here I am today ; happy, healthy, having belly laughs every day. retired to a tropical paradise and living life LARGE with daily gratitude and the love of my life!

There is so much hope now, many of us are out there living our lives way beyond this.

Wishing you all that this sucky experience will be a distant and fading memory.

Linda K dx'd May 05 Stage IIIC erpr-, her pos, 12 pos nodes
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May 12, 2018 06:13PM YATCOMW wrote:

Loving this.....Congrats Linda!

Dx 5/2004, ILC/IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 17/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 12, 2018 06:55PM stephilosphy00 wrote:

Very happy for you! You guys are my hope!! :)

Dx at 29. Original mass 2.5 cm. Biopsy MRI and PET/CT confirmed 1 node involved. Ki-67 score 7.5%. ER100% PR100%. Genetic testing negative. Restaged to stage IIA post surgery. Chose to do 6 cycles of Xeloda to prevent recurrence!! Dx 11/9/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/18/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/10/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 5/21/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 7/11/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 7/12/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 4/3/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Zoladex (goserelin)
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May 12, 2018 07:00PM Moderators wrote:

lkc, thank you for sharing your inspiring message! Congrats on your 13 years and here's to many, many more! It's so nice to have a reminder that you can live a very fulfilling and happy life after a breast cancer diagnosis. We know many here will appreciate hearing from you!


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May 13, 2018 12:51PM sugarplum wrote:

Linda - I was so glad to see this! I'm right behind you. Curious: where is your tropical paradise? We are practicing being retired on weekends at our cabin on the Oregon coast (hardly tropical, but we love it!)

Happy hugs,


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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May 13, 2018 05:14PM lkc wrote:

Hi Julie,, Eleuthera in the Bahamas!

Linda K dx'd May 05 Stage IIIC erpr-, her pos, 12 pos nodes
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May 13, 2018 05:33PM Madicyn wrote:

ikc--so wonderful to hear your news. Gives all of us hope!

Dx 5/14/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 3/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 13, 2018 06:22PM beauz wrote:


Dx 01/Dec/2017, invasive carcinoma of mixed type. Mixed no special type(60%) and micropapillary type(40%). High grade DCIS present within and beyond invasive carcinoma. Right, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 3/15 nodes, ER+/PR-,Her2- Dx 5/2017, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/26/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/27/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 1/10/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/16/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/17/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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May 15, 2018 10:52PM dya wrote:

Thank you for giving me much hope, esp. good from a iiic er/pr-, her2+ like m

Dx 10/3/2017, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/26 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 10/17/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/17/2017 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/21/2017 CEF Targeted Therapy 1/11/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 1/18/2018 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/22/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/22/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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May 18, 2018 01:58AM lexi4 wrote:

Hi Linda!

I’m so happy to see your post and celebrate your 13 year milestone!

I wish you many many more years of health and happiness!!



Dx 8/22/2005, IBC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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May 18, 2018 02:19AM Meow13 wrote:

Yeah. So happy to hear this.

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May 23, 2018 01:08PM IAmElaine wrote:

Big congratulations to you, Linda! So happy for you!

Diagnosed March 1, 2004 with stage 3C ILC, 7cm tumor with 11+ nodes
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Jun 9, 2018 07:49AM lrsreyes wrote:

Great news !!! During your annual visits what kind of tests do you get?

Dx 5/5/2008, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 1, 15/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 10, 2018 10:24AM lkc wrote:


physical exam and Just labs now as i have no medical complaints.

Linda K dx'd May 05 Stage IIIC erpr-, her pos, 12 pos nodes
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Jun 12, 2018 03:23PM victoriasecret wrote:

Congrats to you     one of my beacons !

love n light Cheryl

Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) 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
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Jun 12, 2018 05:41PM PreludeSing wrote:

Love these life-affirming threads! Thank you for coming back and posting....it means so much!

Dx 6/2/2017, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/5/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 6/26/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jun 13, 2018 10:33PM Ausykaren wrote:

Congratulations Linda, may you have many manymore healthy years.

💗 Karen

Dx 2/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 11/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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