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Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 01:33PM - edited Nov 22, 2020 01:35PM by Castigame

Castigame wrote:

My warrior sisters...

If you have had bilateral suckers or more than stage 1 (hormone status is not relevant) and done w the usual treatments including optional hysterectomy or ovary removal, would you get the vaccine?

Simple yes or no is appreciated. No additional info or explanation is requested.

P.S. this survey is strictly for my reference. No research or publishing involved. I pinky swear on my mother's grave.


Mimi Dx 1/11/2017, IDC: Papillary/IDC: Cribriform, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/11/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes Surgery 2/15/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/21/2017 Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/30/2017
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Nov 22, 2020 01:49PM Peregrinelady wrote:

Yes, definitely.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/17/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/18/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2020 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 22, 2020 02:41PM flashlight wrote:

I want to get the vaccine, but I would have to know if it uses a live or dead virus. I was told not to get the shingles vaccine because it is a live virus. My MO would have to be asked.

Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Nov 22, 2020 03:05PM LeesaD wrote:

Yes, I am going to get the vaccine.
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 9/6/2017 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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Nov 22, 2020 03:59PM muska wrote:

Yes, as soon as my PCP says so

Dx at 54 Dx 5/9/2013, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 7/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 6/13/2013, LCIS, Both breasts Surgery 6/13/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/25/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/20/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 3/12/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 3/23/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes, Bone
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Nov 22, 2020 04:12PM MinusTwo wrote:

Yes but not the first wave.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Nov 22, 2020 04:39PM - edited Nov 22, 2020 04:40PM by Spookiesmom

Ditto Minus Two.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 22, 2020 05:08PM HersheyKiss wrote:

I'm going to wait on getting vaccinated.

Dx 3/1/2017, ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 22, 2020 05:24PM Castigame wrote:

Here is my background.

Yes, I went thru beatings of two lifetimes.(even had optional elbow lump removal, colonoscopy, heart tests, and uterine biopsy). Had 300 medical claims when I was only off 10 and a half months off from work. yes I am figuratively branded by my health insurance company.

I sure did not like it when I heard national Covid vaccine registry.

But my parents are 93 and 87 yrs old in New York state. I don't think I can forgive myself if I don't see them before it is too late.

I am torn. But I think I will wind up getting the vaccine.


Mimi Dx 1/11/2017, IDC: Papillary/IDC: Cribriform, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/11/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes Surgery 2/15/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/21/2017 Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/30/2017
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Nov 22, 2020 05:37PM - edited Nov 22, 2020 05:38PM by Siciliana

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Dx 12/19/2016, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/23/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 6/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 22, 2020 08:07PM Jaybird627 wrote:

Most likely not. I'm anti-vax. I've had BC 2X - in 2005 and 2018.

Jaybird. My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope - Ovid. Dx 3/5/2005, IDC, Right, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/5/2005 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Silicone implant
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Nov 22, 2020 08:11PM 2019whatayear wrote:

FWIW the vaccines that will be coming from Pfizer and Moderna are mRNA based and do not contain live or dead virus. Basically the vaxx is tiny packets of instructions that tell cells what to do to stop the virus. How cool is that?


5/6/2019 IDC 2cm, micromet 1/9 nodes, BRCA2+, ER+, PR+, HER- BMX 6/2019, A/C & Taxol 2019, Radiation, BSO - preventative 2/2020, Letrozole 3/1/2020
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Nov 22, 2020 09:30PM sbelizabeth wrote:

You betcha. I'll be the first in line. Sign me up.

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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Nov 22, 2020 09:57PM - edited Nov 22, 2020 09:57PM by Francesca30

same @minustwo . Maybe on the 3rd wave to be safe and sure

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 22, 2020 11:30PM Newnorm wrote:

No unless I have to in order to be able to travel, then I would.

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 7/28/2017 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Nov 23, 2020 07:10AM flashlight wrote:

2019whatayear, Very cool!!!! Sign me up

Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Nov 23, 2020 01:53PM lkc wrote:

Yes!

Linda K dx'd May 05 Stage IIIC erpr-, her pos, 12 pos nodes
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Nov 23, 2020 03:32PM stephilosphy00 wrote:

Yes!!

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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Dec 21, 2020 11:55PM naps wrote:

Yes!

Dx 3/2016, ILC, Left, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/10/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy AC Immunotherapy
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Dec 23, 2020 09:54PM Kathleen26 wrote:

Yes.

BRCA2+ Surgery 4/9/1990 Lumpectomy: Left; Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 5/9/1990 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 1/4/1996 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap Dx 4/6/2010, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 8/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/19/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/1/2010 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 11/7/2010 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/14/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2012 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 9/13/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 15, 2021 04:17PM trinigirl50 wrote:

yes. I got both and I am fine. Zero issues.

trinigirl50 Dx 3/7/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 20/24 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2015 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 4/14/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Feb 15, 2021 04:50PM SarahSmilesatMe wrote:

Yes.... ; but I admit I have some hesitancy (sometimes a lot; sometimes very little).

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
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Feb 15, 2021 04:53PM Beaverntx wrote:

Got Moderna#1 last week with the second scheduled mid March.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 24, 2021 02:47PM hopefour wrote:

Not at this time.

Dx 5/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 4/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 24, 2021 05:03PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I have an appointment for my first shot on 3/3. I am a teacher and we went back to partial live instruction two days ago. I can’t wait.

I understand the hesitancy of some but remember they didn’t start from scratch on these vaccines. COVID viruses are known entities. The vaccine needed to be tweaked to fit Covid19. The vaccines do not contain any COVID virus, dead or alive. Long term effects ? That is an unknown but we didn’t have the luxury of such a longitudinal study

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Feb 24, 2021 07:02PM - edited Feb 24, 2021 07:05PM by LeesaD

I got my second dose of Pfizer two weeks ago so am feeling so grateful. Felt a little off and fluish about 12-24 hours after each one and then disappeared as quick as it came and no issues. My rationale for taking the vaccine - I had cancer which tried to kill me, 8 surgeries in 18 months, four rounds of chemo which is basically poison, 5 weeks of radiation which is well radiation, port infection which caused severe sepsis and a jugular DVT and sub clavicle DVT and hospitalization for 10 days and then six weeks of IV antibiotics and 90 days of lovenox stomach shots. I figured if my body has survived through all of that, if these two shots are going to take me out then so be it and it was meant to be . I'm more afraid of Covid than the vaccine. Just my own opinion and experience and to each his own 😘.

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 9/6/2017 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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Feb 24, 2021 08:29PM marinochka wrote:

Yes, had the first one a week ago(no issues), getting the second on march 13.


Dx 11/4/2019, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR- Surgery 12/19/2019
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Feb 25, 2021 05:43AM DogMomRunner wrote:

Got my 2nd Moderna vaccine yesterday. I had covid back in December with mild symptoms. When I got the 1st vaccine a month ago, I had headache, chills some body aches with the first. But "they" say if you had covid then the 1st vaccine dose can hit you hard. I still got chills, body aches and headache with the 2nd. I don't know if the fact that I have a really low WBC right now made it worse. But glad I got it

You ain't run far enough to say My legs have failed You ain't gone far enough You ain't worked hard enough You ain't run far enough to say It ain't gonna get any better. Nathaniel Rateliff Dx 4/24/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 5/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 6/5/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/5/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/21/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Mar 11, 2021 09:30PM kathleen1966 wrote:

Yes, I am getting it this Saturday, the Moderna vaccine.

Dx 7/26/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/26/2010, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/26/2010, Paget's, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/23/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 9/7/2010 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/7/2010 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Apr 30, 2021 01:22PM Castigame wrote:

guess I should count my blessings because no side effect whatsoever for me. No aspirin needed 2nd dose 2 wks ago.

Mimi Dx 1/11/2017, IDC: Papillary/IDC: Cribriform, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/11/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes Surgery 2/15/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/21/2017 Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/30/2017
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May 1, 2021 06:09AM TectonicShift wrote:

Yes

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