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Dec 17, 2019 08:08PM
Dec 17, 2019 08:13PM
Mika, for another comparison...
My Oncotype Score is 8. My Recurrence % is 5%. I was told the chance of chemotherapy working on ILC was less than 1%.
The second part of the story is my MO told me the TailorX Study eliminated women who had a recurrence of BC and those whose Tumor was greater than 2cm. I'm not “Staged" at Metastatic because there is no observable connection between my freakin huge tumor and the Cancer in my chest wall, but the assumption is its the same type.
Because I had such terrible SE's from the AI's the first time, I decided that I would only accept Chemotherapy as neoadjuvant therapy. She discussed Carboplatin, but we decided on CMF for 3 Treatments. I'll have the 3rd round December 19th and another Breast MRI on December 27th to determine if chemo has been effective. If it has, I'll have MX and probably Radiation. If it hasn't worked, then President Radiation then MX.
The AI Treatment was prescribed for a year and then MX. My tumor was growing quickly because it was visible to me. I wasn't willing to wait.
The CMF is working so far. Minuscule effect so far but effect
Let me add, I’m 69 years old with ILC. My first diagnosis was IDC and DCIS at age 60. My Recurrence Rate then was 5%.
7/20/2010, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/5/2019, ILC/IDC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
6/5/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement
Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil)
Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement