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 5, 2009 12:49AM Lories wrote:


Dx 12/19/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/5/2009 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 2/1/2009 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2009 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 10/15/2011 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 5, 2009 01:15AM sherryw wrote:

DX at 40     I always did my monthly exams,  Did one in Dec 04 no lump.  Then I had a bad shoulder and had to use my other hand to help roll myself over in bed and when I did that i felt the lump clear my right side of my breast almost under my arm.,  That was Feb 05 went to doctor the next morning and found out I had BC.  So my tumor grew fast, it was not there in December but it was 2 cm in Feb.  Going to get a small lump out March 20th and get it sent for a biopsy to check on it but we think it is scar tissue ,  But it will look better to me in a jar.

Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds that darkness has always gotten there first and is waiting for the light Dx 2/14/2005, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Mar 6, 2009 02:11PM LauraD23 wrote:


Dx 2/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes, ER+
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Mar 6, 2009 02:50PM - edited Mar 6, 2009 02:51PM by REKoz

Mom- 3 years ago at 77

Me- 2 weeks after my 53rd b-day. Tested Brac neg,

Something I forgot to ask genetic counselor. Maybe someone can help. Mom adopted, no family med history known. Since I was Brac neg, does that def. mean my girls are? If not that gene, I am convinced there's some as yet not identified genetic component. Onc. said my girls should have a baseline MRI (not mammo) at 30.

These ages and stats are HORRIBLE!


BMX 11/08, Abraxane/Carbo/x4 1/09 Herceptin until 1/10, Recon w expanders-1st exchange Dec. 09. Revision from 700 Style 20 to 600 Style 45-Oct 10 Dx 10/16/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Mar 6, 2009 03:07PM Member_of_the_Club wrote:

Your daughters could get the mutation from their father's side of the family, but if there is no history of breast/ovarian cancer over there, not to worry.  I was also BRCA negative and told that my daughter should begin screening ten years before the age at which I was diagnosed.  I think an MRI at 30 is a good idea.

Dx 9/30/2004, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 6, 2009 03:31PM SandyInNj wrote:

39, stage 1

I have a daughter who's 23 who also wants nothing to do with BRCA testing.  She's been told to get her first mammogram 10 years earlier than my diagnosis, which would be at 29 y/o...she promised she'll do that, but she doesn't want to know her risk, can't say I blame her though.  But mammo's failed to find my cancer (found by U/S only), so not really a whole lotta help for those of us with dense breasts.

Hoping this 40-to-get-your-first-mammogram crap comes to an end and is replaced by earlier and much more sensitive testing so that young women can get diagnosed earlier than what they are.

Hugs ~Sandy~ Dx 9/4/2002, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 6, 2009 05:07PM Monique42 wrote:

37- Stage 11b-ductal

41 - Stage 111c - lubular

44-Stage v - bones & liver

Monique Dx 6/17/2008, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+
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Mar 6, 2009 05:52PM Squirrel80 wrote:

24 first dx - stage IIIa

26 - lung mets - stage IV

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Mar 7, 2009 12:01AM Kavy wrote:

Dx 43, Stage 3C, seven months later Stage 4, mets to liver and lungs, 4 years ago in April. 

Dx 4/7/2005, IBC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 1/19 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Mar 7, 2009 01:24AM swimfan wrote:

43 Stage 2...(mammo did not show 4.6cm ILC) 45 Stage? 1 possible met to spine and 3 nodes (1 proven supraclavicular and 2 posible axilla)

R (Recurrence Feb. 2009 1 SupraCL Node & 2 Axilla plus 1 spine met) Dx 4/4/2007, ILC, 4cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-

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