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Topic: 15th Cancerversary today,

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

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020 07:11AM

maryannecb wrote:

Hi, from BCO daily addiction in 2005 to my annual "I am still here post" I send out hope to all those at the beginning of your journey.

For me, life did really go back to a new normal within a few years of treatment. Even 15 years later breast cancer enters my thoughts on a daily basis but only briefly and as a gratitude that my treatment has save my life and allowed me the opportunity to watch my teenagers become adults, myself semi-retired and my mother reach her 92nd year.

As treatments become more targeted and side effects better managed I have such hope for the next generation of people stricken by this disease.

I am ever mindful of those of my friends who have been less fortunate and have progressed requiring continued struggle for them and their families.

As a survivor I continue to support those in my community and contribute what I can to the bigger picture.

My advice is to regain every part of your life that was good, learn to say no to things that do not bring joy and be ever hopeful for each day. Get up early and go to bed late..there is much beauty in every hour of every day that can be found.

To all my fellow 2005 ladies hello and stay safe.

Fists up! Dx 9/20/2005, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Sep 20, 2020 06:46PM - edited Sep 20, 2020 06:46PM by keepthefaith

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Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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Sep 20, 2020 07:59PM LeesaD wrote:

Thank You for checking back in and sharing your story!! Wishing you continued good health!! All the best!
Oncotype Score 3, 2/4 Sentinal Nodes micromestasis so pushed for ALND for 'peace of Mind' and surprise found 2/14 positive axillary nodes Dx 2/3/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/26/2017 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/16/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 5/8/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2017 Hormonal Therapy 9/7/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 11/16/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 1/29/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Sep 21, 2020 12:23AM sugarplum wrote:

Many congratulations to you, from one of the 2006 ladies! So glad you have regained your ability to find the joy in life - something I must admit I'm still working very hard to do. Being able to cultivate gratitude is truly a gift.

Following right behind in your footsteps...


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, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; 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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Sep 21, 2020 06:40AM Moderators wrote:

maryannecb, congratulations! Thanks for posting and sharing. It is always so inspiring! Heart

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Sep 21, 2020 07:36AM Lexica wrote:

Wonderful post maryannecb - thank you!

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 12/15/2017 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 1/16/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 22, 2020 07:26AM Newnorm wrote:

Maryannecb thanks for coming back to post. It gives us who come after such hope,which is what we all need. I love your advice. Thank you. Here’s to many more years for us all. Xxxx

Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/5/2017 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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Sep 22, 2020 02:11PM - edited Sep 23, 2020 03:05PM by lkc

Hi Maryanne, so wonderful to see your post! It's so great to know so many of us long timers are out

there are livin life beyond BC. Stay well!

Linda K dx'd May 05 Stage IIIC erpr-, her pos, 12 pos nodes
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Sep 23, 2020 06:00PM Naomi wrote:

Hello and Happy 15 years Maryanne and anyone else from 2005. Always good to know that all is well. Time sure does fly by doesn't it? Maryanne, I always loved your pink boxing gloves. :)

Dx 5/16/2005, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 10/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 23, 2020 06:19PM Rain88 wrote:

Thank you, Maryanne, for such an uplifting message! Staying positive is what we all need to focus on; often easier said than done. Heart

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Sep 23, 2020 08:00PM Shar2020 wrote:

Maryanne, thank you for your inspiring and uplifting post. It brought tears to my eyes. Happy tears for you! Thank you very much for continuing to post 15 years later. Wishing you the very best.

Dx 6/1/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Sep 26, 2020 07:38AM Badger2000 wrote:

Great reminder!! Enjoy every minute

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Sep 29, 2020 07:46PM YATCOMW wrote:

So happy to see your post........Congratulations......your message is spot on!!!!


Dx 5/2004, ILC/IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 17/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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