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

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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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Mar 4, 2009 03:42AM Waldmeister001 wrote:

20 first DX

25 stage IV

1.DX 10/2003 IDC Stg.IIa Mastectomy,Chemo, Rad. Dx 5/3/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 5/14 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Mar 4, 2009 08:13AM - edited Mar 4, 2009 08:14AM by lsmeenk

29, diagnosed with stage IV from the start. BRCA2+, mom had breast cancer a year and a half ago and is doing well!

Dx 9/10/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+, HER2-
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Mar 4, 2009 09:06AM DeirdreJeanne wrote:

Diagnosed age 39.  Stage III.  No prior mamm. 

Thankful for negative BRCA1-2 status.   The recommendation for my  daughter is to start screening at  10 years younger than my diagnosis age. 

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Mar 4, 2009 09:54AM KiminJax wrote:

I decided to look at this one again this morning and it is appalling that so many of us (majority) were dx'ed around lat 40 - 50.  That is way too young.  Even though we know that cancer doesn't really discriminate based on age, we need to learn what is permiating our lives now to cause onset of this disease so much earlier in just one or two generations.  My grandma was in her 70's my mom late 60's, me at 47 and we know my daughter is braca2.  It seems like there is more that we could do as an advocacy group than just running/walking for money.  I don't have the answer but I'm not really sure we have the attention we need from the NIH, etc.  Good luck to everyone in your jouney and thank goodness for this blog.  Kim

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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Mar 4, 2009 12:24PM SuzCA wrote:

I am amazed and saddened to see so many 20, 30 and early 40 yo's.  Nobody should get this nasty disease, but wow. 

I was Dx'd at 47 stage 2.  I had a three yo daughter at the time.  After a series of complications I ended up with a tram flap on the left side three years later and uncovered a local reoccurance. 

DX 4/2005 Stage II?(vascualr invasion) IDC, DCIS, LCIS, weak ER+, PR-, HER2-, IDC, DCIS loc reocc, IDC 8/2008 Dx 4/8/2005, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 4, 2009 05:29PM 009Anna wrote:

I was 44

Dx 3/7/2001, ILC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 2/6 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 4, 2009 05:48PM mom_of_2 wrote:

40

mom_of_2 Dx 6/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Mar 4, 2009 08:15PM clanzillotta wrote:

52 original dx mets to bone

Dx 8/30/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, 18/20 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2-
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Mar 4, 2009 08:29PM - edited Jul 21, 2012 12:23AM by juliejfsrj

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Mar 4, 2009 08:55PM navygirl wrote:

I was 42...it was only my second mamogram...they had pulled me back in for my first one for a second look but then said there was nothing to worry about...I guess that depends on who is doing the worrying? The cancer was in the same spot on the films as the first thing they saw.

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