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Topic: Linda McCartney

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Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2007 01:54PM

5graces wrote:

Does anyone know the details of Paul McCartney's wife's BC....that is, stage, grade, node involvement, what tx she had and whether or not she did hormone therapy? I've searched Google but can't find much. It seems that she had recurrence pretty quick after thinking she was all clear.

5graces Dx 2/14/2006, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/21/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 28, 2007 05:39PM Poppy wrote:

It doesn't sound like she had enough time to do hormone therapy

From wikipedia:

Linda was diagnosed in 1995 with breast cancer, and her condition soon grew worse as the cancer spread to her liver.[13] Talking about the medication used to treat Linda's breast cancer, Paul McCartney said: "If a drug has got to be used on humans then legally it has to be finally tested on an animal ... This was difficult for Linda when she was undergoing her treatment."[14] He also claimed that Linda had been kept in the dark about how the drugs she took may have been tested on animals: "During the treatment, a nice answer is a nice answer and if they (the doctors) say, `It's OK to have this because we didn't test it on animals', you are going to believe them."[14]
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Jul 29, 2007 12:53AM chemosabi wrote:

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Waving hello to everyone
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Jul 29, 2007 05:55AM wallan wrote:

Before I had bc, I watched her life story... a movie I think.

I always thought after that the breast cancer was horrid.

When I was dx, I was terrified that my fate was just like Linda McCartney's....

It took me awhile to get over that feeling too..

Wendy A
Dx 3/29/2004, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/31/2004 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 6/1/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/1/2004 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 1/25/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Mucinous/IDC: Cribriform, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/8/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 29, 2007 06:29AM FitChik wrote:

I don't know anything more about Linda McCartney, but was wondering if you all knew about Minnie Ripperton? She was the incredible jazz singer who died of BC in her early 30s, leaving her daughter - Maya Rudolph, of SNL. I was googling Maya the other day and came across that sad story. Maya was only 7 years old at the time.

"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." ~Nora Ephron
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Jul 29, 2007 07:59AM - edited May 24, 2008 08:40AM by chemosabi

Tammy Wynn Fortune - Jasmine its a cute name.

Waving hello to everyone
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Jul 29, 2007 08:33AM Poppy wrote:

Every time I hear Mya Rudolph sing I think that her mom is probably smiling down on her. I have seen the video of Minnie singing that song (Loving You?) where she hits those high notes and she looks like she was a really sweet woman.

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