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Topic: 7 positive nodes

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

Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 09:44PM

Nick211 wrote:

7 positive nodes. 8 chemo treatments, is this norma

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Jun 18, 2019 08:41PM jessie123 wrote:

Are you asking if Chemo is normal treatment for 7 positive nodes? My guess if probably yes -- that comes just from what I've read the short time I've been on this forum. There is a Chemotherapy section that might be more helpful to you. You might want to post your question there.

Dx 11/2018, LCIS/ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/14/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jun 19, 2019 09:48AM claireinaz wrote:

Positive nodes is a game-changer. It's why I had chemo, and why I'm still considered high risk, and why I'm still on anti-hormonals.

Claire in AZ

9/29/11 ILC, 2 c. stage II grade 1, ER/PR+ HER2-, 6/11 nodes, lumpectomy, DDAC x 4, Taxol x 12, 33 rads, Tamoxifen/arimidex/aromasin, BMX/immed recon 7/3/13 "In the midst of winter, I found in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
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Jun 19, 2019 12:03PM LaCombattante wrote:

I agree with Claire

As you can see from my signature, I avoided chemo and radiation first time. Sentinel was negative, Oncotype score low.

But now am dealing with recurrence in lymph nodes (happened while on letrozole!)and tumor board recommended chemo, an aggressive one. One oncologist did suggest CDK4/6 instead, but majority disagreed. I might be on CDK4/6 but this will come at a later stage, after chemo and radiation.

So... here I am, four bi-weekly EC done, starting weekly Taxol in July.

Surgery 6/20/2011 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 8/25/2011 Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 2/28/2019, ILC, Left, Grade 2, 6/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/3/2019 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 4/29/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jun 25, 2019 09:45AM claireinaz wrote:

Oh, Lacombattante, how disappointing. Let's hope this second tx slaps it right back down for good. Hugs :)

9/29/11 ILC, 2 c. stage II grade 1, ER/PR+ HER2-, 6/11 nodes, lumpectomy, DDAC x 4, Taxol x 12, 33 rads, Tamoxifen/arimidex/aromasin, BMX/immed recon 7/3/13 "In the midst of winter, I found in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

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