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Dec 16, 2019 01:03PM
Dec 16, 2019 01:06PM
Hi Isabel/Archer, Tiny Dancer, and Maggie/Cat!
I have been off here for many months but have returned after today's six month checkup. The doc was discussing my case with his new PA, and said the kind of BC I had (ER+/ HER2+) had a stronger recurrence rate over the first 5 years. I completed all but 2 of the TDM-1 treatments when, because of neuropathy, I left the trial and went on Herceptin.
After reading your comments I am comforted by the study results. For me, worrying is the worst side effect, although the neuropathy in my feet continues. My bloodwork and annual tomography were fine.
So, TinyDancer, I would lose those girl parts and not regret it. It's not like there's one scintilla of estrogen left in our bodies! (Does estrogen comes in scintillas?)
I was on AIs for 1-1/2 years and then Tamoxifen since then. AIs are strong and were hard, but your doc may switch yours if you have SEs. It’s definitely do-able for strong women like us.
Best of luck to all of you, and warm wishes for peace and happiness!
3/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
3/9/2015 Lumpectomy: Left
Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)