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

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021 05:31AM

Waronbreastcancer wrote:

Dear everyone,

I am now five years post-cancer and I have started to begin to consider getting my breasts reconstructed - not least because I have BRCA2. However I worry that a reconstruction might trigger the old breast cancer. Any thoughts on this? I have a two year old son (born via surrogacy) so I do not want to risk anything.

Greetings from Mette (Sweden)

Dx 9/8/2015, DCIS/ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, ER+, HER2-
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Jan 7, 2021 08:25AM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Mette,

What evidence have you seen to indict that delayed reconstruction increases risk of “triggering “ a breast cancer recurrence? While there are pluses and minuses to any procedure, I have never heard of recon triggering a recurrence. Have you discussed this with your oncologist? Best wishes

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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Jan 7, 2021 08:49AM Ausykaren wrote:

Hi, I also have the BRCA2 mutation and had a double diep flap reconstruction nearly two years after diagnosis. I am now nearly four years out and I’m fine.


Dx 2/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 11/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 8, 2021 06:54AM Waronbreastcancer wrote:

Thank you for your answers. I have spoken to my oncologist and although they say that it does not increase the risk, I still feel concerned. If I did not have te remove the one breast left, I would live happily with one breast.

Dx 9/8/2015, DCIS/ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, ER+, HER2-

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