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

Forum: Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY — Please respect that this forum is for members with stage IV/metastatic breast cancer ONLY. There is a separate forum for caregivers and friends: Caring for Someone with Stage IV or Mets.

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

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 27, 2009 03:10PM fightinhrd123 wrote:

Just turned 38 the month before, diagnosed on my fifteen year wedding anniversary!!!!

Dx 5/29/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 27, 2009 04:42PM keepon wrote:

39 first dx, stage IIB

47 stage IV

I will celebrate my 50th in June. Yahoo.

Dx 5/26/1999, ILC, 2cm, Stage IV, 1/10 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2009 05:01PM scrappy_survivor wrote:

1 week before I turned 38. Though it had been 3 months since I had been trying to get diagnose. Happy birthday to me.

October 23, 2008 DX IDC November 12, 2008 bilateral mastectomy Stage ll, grade 3, SNB 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (triple negative) 6 rounds FEC-D BRCA- October 8, 2009 Complete hysto With ooph & cervix removed as well
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Feb 27, 2009 05:05PM dfleaman wrote:

43 1st time stage 0, 45 2nd time stage 1  50 stage 3 3rd time 52 4th stage 4 no cure. Mets to the bone.   I do not have the gene and the first 3 cancers were different kinds no reacurrance but, the 4th one was a reacurrance of the 3rd.  I have had mascetomy and reconstruction.  Took tomoxifen and arimedex.  Not over weight and in good health.  I did everything right but it could not run away from it.   

Donna Fleaman Dx 2/2/2008, LCIS, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2009 05:28PM - edited Feb 27, 2009 05:29PM by Godsgal

In 93, diag stage 0 - age 33 lumpectomy & rads.. Thought I had beat cancer after 12 years but in 2006, came back same breast, had mastectomy and Chemo 4 rounds of A/C .. Offered Taxol refused it..

In Jan 08 diag Stage 4, so far bone only.. Onc said saw suspicious spot on lung will watch it..Just had scans today.. I am very afraid and sad right now.... I hate this disease...I wish this disease would die instead of us...

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Feb 27, 2009 06:44PM camdenandmo wrote:

33, Stage IV from the start.

Dx 9/23/2008, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2009 07:14PM KiminJax wrote:

Hi times3,

I was 47 at first diagnosis and have been living with it and mets for six plus years now.  I had my daughter tested (she was 24 at the time and she is BRCAII positive.  I cannot put into words enough how grateful I am to know now (sooner) rather than too late.  At this time she is planning to get propholactic surgery as soon possible after she has her babies.  My doctor also recommended she get mammos 10 years sooner than my onset but changed her mind once we knew we were both positive.  Now my daughter has had a baseline MRI digital mammo and she'll get them annually from now on.  Good luck. 

Dx'ed in September 2004, mets to lungs in September 2006, mets to brain in September 2008. Mets to liver & Spine Nov 08. BRCA2+
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Feb 27, 2009 07:27PM JeninMichigan wrote:

42 years old (should have been 41 .. they dismised the lump with ultrasound).  Just had my one year dx anniversary.  Stage IV (liver and bone mets) from the start.   Currently Pet Scan is clean :)

Dx 2/22/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 27, 2009 07:31PM PhyllisCC wrote:

Dx at 56, rt mast - am now 58 and so far so good.  I feel like a real "oldster" here... Can't believe how young so many of you are! Phyllis

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Feb 27, 2009 07:38PM Annaanne wrote:

Dx at 52.  Mammos every year, but still found a very large tumor 9 months after clear mammo. Fast growing, her+, hormone -.   Now 56 and NED.  Thinking about my daughter and all you younger women.  

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