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Topic: Hope for others

Forum: ILC (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for ILC.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2018 12:47PM

erinm216 wrote:

Hi all!

Today I am celebrating my 5 years cancer free. A milestone I had my eye on since the beginning in 2013.

I know that 5 years doesn't mean that it won't come back, but I do know that my chances are better that it wont.

I started posting right after my diagnosis and this place was amazing for support and informtation. I can remember reading posts from women that were years past me and I wished like everything that I had years under my belt and cancer was in the review mirror. I just wanted to give hope to those who feel like they won't be able to make it. You will, one tiny step at at time.

Surgery 1/10/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 1/18/2013, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/25/2013 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 5/16/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/19/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 9/24/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 11/3/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 2/8/2015 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Jun 20, 2018 01:44PM Momine wrote:

Congrats on your milestone, and to many more!

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 20, 2018 02:34PM Moderators wrote:

Congrats Erinm, and thank you for sharing your inspirational story! We're sure it will help others know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and things can get better!

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Jun 20, 2018 09:41PM beach2beach wrote:

Congrats Erinm and thank you soooo much for posting. We all certainly need to keep hearing these stories. Cheers to you and for a lifetime of no more worries about this.

Dx 7/28/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/12/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 20, 2018 09:47PM Egads007 wrote:

Big gold star goes to you today Erin, congrats!! I’m right behind you in August.....and yes, great things are possible one tiny step at a time. Great to see living proof post, your good news keeps us all going

"I base all my fashion choices on what doesn't itch" (Gilda Radner) Chemotherapy 3/19/2013 Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 8/23/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 10/31/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 20, 2018 09:56PM Meow13 wrote:

Happy days are here! Congratulations.

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Oct 13, 2018 05:37PM bc101 wrote:

Congratulations! I’m right there with you! Last June I hit my 5 year mark and just had my final visit with MO. Here’s to LIFE! ThumbsUpNerdyHeart

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Oct 13, 2018 07:06PM Dani444 wrote:

Congrats to you erinm216! Also to bc101 on your final MO visit!! I hope to be posting these same celebrations in the future. Thank you for sharing your milestones, it helps to read this as I get more nervous for my upcoming surgery.

DX @ 46, premenopausal, mammaprint low risk Dx 8/21/2018, LCIS/ILC, Right, 4cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 10/25/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 12/6/2018 Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 8/20/2020 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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