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Topic: 9 Years Out - Stage 3

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

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019 12:10PM

sweetbean wrote:

Hi guys!

On November 18, 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer - 5 cm tumor, loads of lymph node involvement, IDC & ILC and triple positive. I did ACT, double MX, Herceptin, and have been on Tamoxifen ever since. Still cancer-free today!

I'm posting this because I know that there is someone who was just diagnosed who needs to hear it. Hang in there!

Dx 11/18/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Nov 18, 2019 10:58PM Francesca30 wrote:

thank you @sweetbean ! i’m 9 months post diagnosis. just what i needed to read today!

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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Nov 19, 2019 05:43AM Missmom79 wrote:

thank you. I’m stage 3b. I needed that


Dx 8/15/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Nov 19, 2019 03:04PM Bakerstreet wrote:

Thank you sweetbean, this lifted our spirits. my wife was diagnosed 7 months ago, she is in the radiation treatment phase.

To many healthy years to all of you ladies, hopefully this scare will subside by time.

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Nov 20, 2019 09:57AM sweetbean wrote:

Oh ladies, many years of health, happiness, and love to all of you!

Dx 11/18/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Nov 20, 2019 11:38AM Lexica wrote:

thank you sweetbean and congrats :)

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 12/14/2017 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 1/15/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 7, 2019 02:10AM ilovemymom4ever wrote:

are you now NED francesca

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Dec 7, 2019 03:10AM Francesca30 wrote:

@ilovemymomforever yes, based on my petscan last month, i’m NED. keeping my fingers crossed to be NED for the next 45 years at least

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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Dec 7, 2019 09:04PM Flo80 wrote:

Thank you so much. I also had 5.2 com tumour and lymph node involvement, I did chemo and then surgery and my path report came back with residual tumour of 3.2 cm and 9 positive nodes. Posts like these give me hope

Dx 6/13/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 5cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
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Dec 8, 2019 06:45AM lkc wrote:

Congratulations Bean. so Happy for you!

Linda K dx'd May 05 Stage IIIC erpr-, her pos, 12 pos nodes
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Dec 9, 2019 02:02PM IAmElaine wrote:

Sweetbean, congratulations on your nine years anniversary!!

Diagnosed March 1, 2004 with stage 3C ILC, 7cm tumor with 11+ nodes
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Dec 9, 2019 02:19PM wintersocks wrote:

Sweetbean

so very pleased to hear this for you.

Dx 2/20/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/23/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/10/2012 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/16/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 9, 2019 02:28PM stephilosphy00 wrote:

Thank you so much for giving us 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 11/17/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/10/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 5/20/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 7/10/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 7/11/2017 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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Mar 6, 2020 12:27PM AmericanInIreland wrote:

thank you so much! I’ve just been diagnosed a couple days ago, MO saidILC but pathologist report reads ductal and lobular features. And I’m triple positive as well.

Don’t know what any of this means but I appreciate your posting so much!

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Sep 17, 2021 05:37AM LeianaMarie wrote:

i was just reading the stream from 2009 about your eyelashes. are they fully back now after all these years :) i found this stream because i am now in radiation and my eyelashes are falling out again. and i have such long eyelashes that people always asked if i was using false ones, so loosing them has really upset me. more than loosing my hair. i think becaus the eyelashes take away from the look of being sick. i could have sworn the radiation was doing it. i though the radiation was angled wrong and hitting the edge of my eyes. i really thought that was it until i came across this place and seen how many others had lost their eyelashes more than once. im so glad to know this now.

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Sep 17, 2021 05:39AM LeianaMarie wrote:

i was just reading the stream from 2009 about your eyelashes. are they fully back now after all these years :) i found this stream because i am now in radiation and my eyelashes are falling out again. and i have such long eyelashes that people always asked if i was using false ones, so loosing them has really upset me. more than loosing my hair. i think becaus the eyelashes take away from the look of being sick. i could have sworn the radiation was doing it. they kept telling me the radiation only affects the area being treated. im like, i dont know about that. i thought the radiation was angled wrong and hitting the edge of my eyes. i really thought that was it until i came across this place and seen how many others had lost their eyelashes more than once. im so glad to know this now.

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Sep 23, 2021 10:18PM Redcanoe wrote:

Thank you so much for sharing!

Toni - age 34, mom to 4 kids ages 11, 8, 5 and 3 Dx 11/19/2020, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 12/14/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/11/2021 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/11/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 6/8/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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