Jul 7, 2007 11:04AM LizM wrote:
My story starts in 2004 although I wasn't diagnosed until 2005. In Oct 2004, mammo showed some calcifications. Had steriotactic biopsy which showed atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), then had surgical biopsy which showed atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH). Fast forward to Sep 2005. Had diagnostic mammo and ultrasound requested by breast surgeon due to ADH/ALH. Mammo was clear but ultrasound showed suspicious mass. Ultrasound guided biopsy showed invasive ductal (IDC), grade 2. IDC was thought to be multi-focal at 1.4 cm and 3 mm. Opted for bi-lateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction due to dense breasts and mammo missing cancer. Bi-lateral mastectomy in Oct 2005, left breast: 2.1 cm insitu and infiltrating mammary carcinoma with ductal and lobular features (IDLC), grade 1 with one pos node out of 8. Strongly ER/PR pos and her2 neg. Right breast: ALH so noncancer breast would have probably cooked up the same thing down the road. Had dose dense chemo AC/T and radiation to chest wall, auxilla and supraclavicle nodes. Was 49 and premenopausal at diagnosis. Chemo put me in chemopause. Started Tamoxifen in Apr 06 before rads and after rads had an oophorectomy and started Arimidex. Have been on Arimidex for a year. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer a year and a half before me, also stage II with one positive node and the same size tumor, which we both think is weird. I had genetic testing done and tested negative for brac 1&2.