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Topic: Why the first 5 years starts counting at dx?

Forum: Second or Third Breast Cancer — For those confronting a new primary diagnosis or undergoing treatment.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2016 08:49AM

Artista928 wrote:

I don't understand why the clock for "greatest chance for recurrence" starts at dx for those of us here who hear this. I would think after tx is when the clock would start since it is to see if it worked?

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/1/2017 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Jun 2, 2017 08:22PM 6cats wrote:

For me, the clock started when my cancer was removed (lumpectomy). It was this way for each of my diagnoses.

My guess is that they can't always say that a tx worked unless there is no recurrence.

Lynn Dx 3/15/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/4/2013 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 4/25/2013 AC Targeted Therapy 6/27/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/27/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Dx 3/17/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/15/2017 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/24/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Feb 6, 2018 09:33PM Gumdoctor wrote:

Has more to do with the way the data is collected. A convention.


Dx 7/9/2014, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/29/2014 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 12/20/2017, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo Surgery Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction Surgery Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Feb 8, 2018 03:46PM edwards750 wrote:

My MO counts from the time the treatment is completed.


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