Topic: TRIPLE POSITIVE GROUP

Forum: HER2+ (Positive) Breast Cancer — Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011 07:30AM - edited Dec 10, 2012 08:55AM by TonLee

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011 07:30AM - edited Dec 10, 2012 08:55AM by TonLee

TonLee wrote:

This is primarily for people who find themselves with THREE +'s by their diagnosis. 

If you are new to breast cancer, please click on the link below and read.  It is "What I Wish I Knew At the Beginning of Treatment."

http://community.breastcancer.org/forum/6/topic/797454



IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+/HER2+, Skin Sparing uni-MX with TE, TCH, Rads Dx 9/14/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Page 1326 of 3,992 (39,912 results)

Log in to post a reply

Dec 19, 2012 07:37PM fluffqueen01 wrote:

Cami...great analogy! Made me laugh.

Shore, when they took out my port, I also had my nips done. The port area hurt worse I thought. Regarding a bra, I could wear one but had to keep the nipple protectors on.

I am not sure that nipple protectors keep them from flattening out. I think that is driven by skin, etc, as it takes a fair amount of time.

BMX 2/10 w/TE Taxol 12 wkly/herceptin- 1 yr/ Tamoxifen now. TE’s fail/TE’s back in.  Implants 11/11- perky!" tatoo touchup remains. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato Targeted Therapy 3/13/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 19, 2012 08:06PM shore1 wrote:

Fluff, I don't have protectors - just gauze things I'm supposed to cut holes in. And do I want them to flatten out? I would think them bumping into a protector, gauze or clotes might flatten them but what do I know.  I hope they turn out ok - I'm just trusting my PS who has done such an amazing job so far.

Dx 6/6/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 8/22/2011 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 9/21/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 11/16/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2012
Log in to post a reply

Dec 19, 2012 09:49PM fluffqueen01 wrote:

Shore, I just mean that I wondered if the shields were more to protect the stitches than to keep them from flattening. Mine stuck out like crazy for about three months and then they started to flatten out. I still have enough that I can't go bra less in a thin shirt, but can get by with a loose tshirt.

I don't think you want them to flatten...unless you have serious headlights, lol.

Mine are perfect for me. Some days I go bra less, some days I can't.

BMX 2/10 w/TE Taxol 12 wkly/herceptin- 1 yr/ Tamoxifen now. TE’s fail/TE’s back in.  Implants 11/11- perky!" tatoo touchup remains. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato Targeted Therapy 3/13/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 19, 2012 09:58PM shore1 wrote:

Fluff, gotcha. I don't want high headlights! Good to know they eventually flatten out.

Dx 6/6/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 8/22/2011 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 9/21/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 11/16/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2012
Log in to post a reply

Dec 19, 2012 11:19PM - edited Dec 19, 2012 11:29PM by Ella_117

Waitingforthenextstep.....
I also had my surgery at Sloan and was very happy.

Cqesq.... All oncologists should specialize in every pathology, including triple positive. If you go to the Memorial Sloan Kettering website you can view each MO and the the specific clinical trials for Her2 they have participated in.
I just saw my surgeon in NY on Friday and he said "triple positive is very good"
He even used the word "cure" for early stage and added that they are seeing very promising results for stage 4 as well!

Dx 8/30/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 9/29/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/2/2011 AC + T (Taxol)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 20, 2012 12:28AM LeeA wrote:

Welcome Mirmirpanda ~

That's a great signature line!  

Glad you got to enjoy some snow time with your little one!

God is with you in all that you do. Dx 10/9/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 1/2/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 7/30/2013 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 10/10/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 20, 2012 05:46AM moonflwr912 wrote:

Welcome, MMP! Choose an onc that takes time with you, answers questions, is available for questions or has a good system for after hours calls. Much love.

Sometimes life SUCKS! Sometimes it doesn't. I prefer when it doesn't! If you're ever bored, read my biography. Bring snacks..... LOL Monica Dx 11/11/2011, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/8/2011 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Surgery 1/17/2012 Reconstruction (Left) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/13/2012 Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/10/2012 Reconstruction (Left) Surgery 8/14/2013 Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander Surgery 9/4/2013 Reconstruction (Left) Surgery 12/13/2013 Reconstruction (Left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (Right): Saline implant
Log in to post a reply

Dec 20, 2012 05:46AM Jennt28 wrote:

Had my ovarian cyst surgery this afternoon and it went great. I was called back into the op holding area at 3.15pm. Rolled into theatre at about 4pm and woke in post op at maybe 5.15? Felt good so was up and dressed and they let me leave at 6.30pm. Now at home and hubby went and got us pad thai which eased the mild nausea a bit.

3 small incisions from the laproscopic procedure, one of them they just opened a little of my abdo incision from my reconstruction a couple of months ago.

Turns out my "complex" cyst (2mm nodule in it) wasn't attached to the ovary but slightly to the fallopian tube. They were able to just remove the cyst without removing anything else! Surgeon says that there's pretty much zero chance of it being cancerous, but I'll only be happy when I see the histology report when it comes in.

Jenn

Jennt28 jennt28.wordpress.com/ - 3 x FEC, 11x weekly Taxol, 12 months Herceptin (end March 2013), 12 days rads (quit), BMX with recon, Tamoxifen Dx 12/1/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 12/6/2011 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2012 Surgery 9/27/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap Surgery 1/27/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Hormonal Therapy 3/9/2014 Femara (letrozole)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 20, 2012 06:13AM moonflwr912 wrote:

Jenny, sounds good, hoping hystology report says the same!

Sometimes life SUCKS! Sometimes it doesn't. I prefer when it doesn't! If you're ever bored, read my biography. Bring snacks..... LOL Monica Dx 11/11/2011, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/8/2011 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Surgery 1/17/2012 Reconstruction (Left) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/13/2012 Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/10/2012 Reconstruction (Left) Surgery 8/14/2013 Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander Surgery 9/4/2013 Reconstruction (Left) Surgery 12/13/2013 Reconstruction (Left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (Right): Saline implant
Log in to post a reply

Dec 20, 2012 09:24AM dancetrancer wrote:

Glad the surgery went well Jennt!  

Cold caps work! coldcapphotos.shutterfly.com/p... TCH: 4/10 - 6/13/12; 33 rads; BMX w/fat grafting; DX: 7/29/11 @ age 43: Stage 1A on L (3 mm IDC w/ 6 cm DCIS, Gr 2 ER/PR+, HER2+) 0/3 nodes; Stage 0 on R (2 mm DCIS); see bio.

Page 1326 of 3,992 (39,912 results)

Scroll to top button