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Topic: Poll - How old were you when dx with BC

Forum: Stage IV and Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY —

A place for those managing the ups & downs of a Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Please respect that this forum is for Stage IV members only. There is a separate forum For Family and Caregivers of People with a STAGE IV Diagnosis.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2009 09:33PM - edited Feb 15, 2009 09:36PM by Times3

Times3 wrote:

I am just curious to find out how old all of you were when first being dx'ed with BC (I don't need to know the year, I hate math so I wouldn't try to figure out how old you are now anyway).  It just bothers me that they are still promoting waiting until you are 40 to get a mammo.

I was 29 when I was first dx with BC, 34 with loc reoccurance and 36 with Mets to liver. Good thing I didn't wait till I was 40!

My Onc suggests that my daughter get a mammo five years before I was dx'ed.  She is almost 18 now! Also, I don't know if I have the BRCA gene or not, we are gettng ready to start that process but it scares me to know that I could have passed this to my daughter.

Kendra Dx 12/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 15, 2009 09:41PM Reneepals wrote:

39

Renee
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Feb 15, 2009 09:44PM vhqh wrote:

46 - stage IV from the get go.  I made the mistake of skipping a couple of years getting my mammos done.

IDC, er+/pr +, her2 +++, stage IV
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Feb 15, 2009 09:46PM justpeachy wrote:

I was 42 when dx the first time Stage 11a, then here we go again at 44 this time Stage IV.......  I have 2 daughters age 20 and 25.  And I too struggle with the knowledge that this is genetic and could be passed to them.  I make it my mission in life to educate them about bc prevention, and the importance of being your own advocate for your health care.  I look back on the what if's in my life.  Back in 1994 I had surgery for a cyst on my ovary and the doc noticed a small pea on my right breast.  One doc suggested a needle biopsy, but the chief at the time didn't think it was necessary.....needless to say 10 years later the little pea grew and was not diagnosed until I found the lump.  It's been a wild ride ever since. Smile and Be Blessed! 

"Where ever this journey takes me I will go, but I will not go silently or without a fight" Dx 3/18/2007, IDC, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 15, 2009 09:47PM tapmrv wrote:

40

Dx 4/18/2007, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, 4/17 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2+
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Feb 15, 2009 09:51PM - edited Feb 15, 2009 10:38PM by lexislove

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Dx:2007, 2B, Triple+, June 2008:Lupron,Zometa,Tamox.Jan 2010:Poor metabolizer of Tamox switch to Femara.Feb 2010: cyp2d6 test reliable? Back to Tamox. Ooph soon.
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Feb 15, 2009 09:52PM Britt wrote:

51

Britt/Xena the Warrior Princess Dx 11/24/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 15, 2009 09:52PM Watson wrote:

42 at original dx

45 with lung mets

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel Dx 1/29/2008, Stage IV, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 15, 2009 09:54PM lovinmomma wrote:

41 original dx was mets.

Kimberly 45 yo fighter Dx 10/1/2008, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 26/26 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/2/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/7/2009 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 5/12/2009 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 7/10/2011 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 9/24/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 1/28/2013 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Feb 15, 2009 09:58PM pattih wrote:

Original dx Stage 1 age 33

Stage IV age 37 supracalvical lymph nodes

age 38 liver

Dx 12/15/2003, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 15, 2009 10:22PM magsandmattsmom wrote:

32 almost 33

Jill - Not taking herself too seriously! Dx 7/2003, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 15, 2009 10:37PM heatherpalmerton wrote:

36 first dx'd 42 dx'd mets

After being on these boards I tell every women that 40 is not the magic number for a mammogram.

The medical world says that your breast are to dense that you couldn't find anything.  About 12 years ago I worked with radiologist. We had one Dr that felt that there was a procedure he was doing with dye and a mri that was detecting breast cancer. I do not know what ever became of it, but sure would be interested in finding out. Heather

HEATHER PALMERTON Dx 1/18/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 15, 2009 11:07PM 33skidoo wrote:

48.  stage IV from get-go.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 15, 2009 11:39PM MissyBraddy wrote:

34 stage IV from get-go also. mets to liver and bones. just had a baby 5 months ago :(

~ Missy Braddy ~ Dx 11/3/2008, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 3, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 15, 2009 11:43PM rooni wrote:

I was 27 original bc stage III

30 with mets to lungs and bones.

31 mets liver and brain.

Rusty Dx 7/7/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 12/18 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Feb 15, 2009 11:56PM - edited Feb 16, 2009 12:18AM by Bany

Age 39.  Was BRCA2+ too but didn't know that until seven years later!

Dx at 39, THIRTEEN years dancing with my main man NED!! BRCA2+ Holding Angela (BLESSED4) in my heart always!
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Feb 16, 2009 12:00AM Estepp wrote:

40.. BRCA-

Her2+

We are the Ta Ta Sisterhood! Her2+ BC is what I had.... and yes sisters.. I had lymph node involvement...Plus Radiation AND Implant only Reconstruction. DX 6/25/08
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Feb 16, 2009 12:31AM - edited Feb 19, 2009 02:59PM by curlieqs

35 stage IV from get go.

Bone and brain mets. It's not the amount of time served, it's what you do with it. Dx 7/10/2008, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 16, 2009 12:35AM Alo123 wrote:

45 brca1 pos.....mammos since 30 years old.....mom dx at 51 first time 65  second dx....still kickin!!! 

dx 7mm IDC er+ pr+ her neg11/05/2008 surgery 11/26/08 removed both breasts, No node ivn. Stage 1 Grade 2 BRCA1 pos.Recon with expanders. 26 Oncotype TC 4X Final chemo 3/23. Now on Arimidex and Zometa (bisphosphonate study)
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Feb 16, 2009 12:51AM puccinimom wrote:

49

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Feb 16, 2009 12:59AM - edited Feb 16, 2009 01:00AM by lookingforward4more

46...but they miss "judged" my calcifications for more than four years....tumor was 3.5 when they figured it out. So they say the cancer was there since I was about 38 or so. Wish we had caught it then.

Dx 11/13/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 16, 2009 06:00AM lisaelder1972 wrote:

 33 years young

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Feb 16, 2009 06:07AM riverinerabbit wrote:

I was 40.

River Dx 8/14/1999, DCIS, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 0/9 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 16, 2009 06:08AM rickeydoes wrote:

48 but,17 days later I turned 49.

Dx 8/31/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Feb 16, 2009 07:39AM suegmomof3 wrote:

44 with DCIS Stage 0 (area w/microcalcifications covers an area of 9 x 8.2 cm though!).  Found on my 3rd mammogram.

Dx 1/22/2009, DCIS, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR+
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Feb 16, 2009 08:17AM morgansmom wrote:

37, stage 4 from beginning.

Famous last words from dr after I had to point out the lump in my breast to him..."let's just biopsy that and you will sleep much better when the results come back.  You are young and healthy, I am sure it is nothing!"  needless to say i have changed drs.

Dx 4/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 16, 2009 08:21AM SusieSwan wrote:

Just turned 41

Dx 4/24/2007, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Feb 16, 2009 09:39AM lv2cmp wrote:

36

'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, But how to dance in the rain.' Dx 2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 1/11 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Feb 16, 2009 09:47AM saint wrote:

46 stage 1

50 stage 4    

Too many YOUNG ppl posting here!!!! But then, we are ALL too young for this!!!!

Life is not about waiting for the storms to end, but learning to dance in the rain! Orig dx Nov '00 stg1 gr3 0/27 pos nodes er/pr+ her2- mets dx apr '04 eyes & bones new dx jan '07 lung Dx ILC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/27 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 16, 2009 09:50AM VickiG wrote:

40, just a couple of mos before turning 41.  I'm BRCA- but do not want anyone telling me my daughters (or sons for that matter) do not need to worry... because I "shouldn't have" gotten it either, but I did.  I still would like to have my ovaries removed but my doc says not to worry since I'm BRCA- so I have no more risk of ovarian cancer than anyone else... again, according to BRCA test I had no more risk than anyone else for bc either, yet here I am.

Vicki Dx 6/9/2007, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 10/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 16, 2009 09:53AM Paula1628 wrote:

37 first dx

49 stage IV

Both times diagnosed in February almost to the day.

Paula1628 "Lord, I'm not worthy to receive you but only say the word and I shall be healed." Dx 2/29/2008, DCIS, Stage IV, 0/10 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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