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 07:49PM lexislove wrote:

Dx at 30. Large tumor no nodes. BUT I found my lump at 29.

Doctor dismissed it...........nedless to say I DISMISSED HIM!

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 27, 2009 07:53PM jaybird627 wrote:

I was 44 (I'm brca2+), my sister was 45 (not tested). My maternal grandmother died from mets. My maternal aunt has had it twice, plus thyroid CA. My mother got a pass because she had a prophy mast years ago before prophy masts were as 'common'. Oh, my maternal grandmother was dx before age 45 I think? It's scary to think one is walking around with a timebomb inside.....

Jaybird. My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope - Ovid. Dx 3/5/2005, IDC, Right, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/5/2005 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Silicone implant
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Feb 27, 2009 08:09PM newter wrote:

42 Years old, 3 years ago. stage 2

DX 1/06 IDC 1.7 cm, Stage 2A, Grade 3, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+/HER2-, BRCA1 +
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Feb 27, 2009 08:31PM Crystalady wrote:

I was 45. They say that Mammograms often don't show up cancers in younger women. My daughter always has an ultrsound as well but if there was any doubt I would pay for her to have a MRI. The specialist told me it was the only way for younger women because of the density of the tissues in the breast at that age.

Dx 12/4/2008, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 2/22 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2009 11:43PM suechenwenny wrote:

Hi Lucy,

My stage was 2b.  I am BRCA2 positive. They always told me they like the number to be under 40.  This is the first time it has gone over that.  I finished my chemo (4ac/4t(switched to abraxane) in Jan 2007.

Thanks for the Hope,

Wendy 

Wendy Dx 1/3/2011, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 1/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2009 12:07AM - edited Feb 28, 2009 12:12AM by rulogirl3

i was 46 i always did my self exams and i went in right away to doctor as soon as i noticed a change in my nipple it inverted

                                          rulogirl3

Dx 5/11/2005, DCIS, 3cm, Stage IIB, 5/23 nodes, mets, HER2+
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Feb 28, 2009 01:00AM DeniseH wrote:

I was 47, Stage 3a from the start.....so far so good it has been one year now.

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Feb 28, 2009 01:50AM ginagina wrote:

I was 41 yo, my mom was dx at age 63 Stage 11a. I also had two maternal great-aunts (my grandmothers sisters) who both died because of ovarian cancer back in the 1960;s and 70's. They were in their early 50 years old (though its too bad we don't know more. Back in the day, they rarely talked about these "girl issues".)

I tested negative for BRAC1/2 but my genetic councilor and onco thinks the family history is there - there just isn't a gene identified to test yet.  I had my first mammo at 30, every two years when I felt there was enough evidence to push it. Just a mammo isn't the option either. It only picks up certain things, and certainly nothing for me because I had dense tissue breast. It was the Breast Ultra sound combined with the Mammo that convinced the radiologist that there was something there.

Both my mom and I are going to have our ovaries removed. Hers are just a liability at this point, me its a bit of a gamble, but I know I am done having kids so its better this way. LONGEVITY FOR BEN AND SYD is my top priority.

Dx 12/22/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2009 02:45AM Mazy1959 wrote:

I was 43 when I was diagnosed with stage2b ILC and I was 47 when diagnosed with mets to spine.

Bone marrow mets in 90% of bone marrow. Dx 3/6/2003, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/19/2006, ILC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/25/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/4/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/9/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Feb 28, 2009 03:45AM - edited Feb 28, 2009 03:48AM by LanaHN

I was 44. My Mum died from uterus cancer. I scare for my daugthes too.

I had mastectomy, Chemo and going to have Herceptin for 1 year with Arimidex.

I saw some were with BC for more than 10 years, even up to 20. But it seems in many people BC progress quickly from stage I to IV or V just after few years.

I think this is good idea to have this kind of poll to know age, kind of BC, and treatments, progress...

These information would be very helpfull.

Good luck to all of us!

Dx 9/10/2008, IDC, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+

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