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

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021 01:11PM

Ladyc2020 wrote:

hi ladies. I had lumpectomy and rads last year in the Left and my ultrasound last week showed a mass in the right. Radiologist said it looks like cancer and MO assuming it is too. Biopsy is Thursday. The recommendation is BMX.

I’m feeling strong and then the next moment I have tears. 11 months out from original dx. Also had a uterus scare a few months ago which thankfully was benign.

I’m strongly leaning towards flat asthetic closure. Have been reaching and at first thought the Goldilocks would be for me - but have read too many stories about necrosis and other issues.

It’s funny, you do everything right and in the end there’s nothing you can really do. It will either be back or not.

Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/30/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Jun 29, 2021 03:54PM Krose53 wrote:

I'm so sorry you are going through this again. I was wondering if you had an MRI with your initial diagnosis. I had 2 masses in my left breast seen by the mammogram. It wasn't until I had a breast MRI, that they found 2 other very small masses in my right breast. Due to that, I had a BMX. Good luck to you.

Dx 11/16/2017, ILC/IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/27/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 1/22/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2018
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Jun 29, 2021 03:55PM Krose53 wrote:

I'm so sorry you are going through this again. I was wondering if you had an MRI with your initial diagnosis. I had 2 masses in my left breast seen by the mammogram. It wasn't until I had a breast MRI, that they found 2 other very small masses in my right breast. Due to that, I had a BMX. Good luck to you.

Dx 11/16/2017, ILC/IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/27/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 1/22/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2018
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Jun 29, 2021 09:21PM Ladyc2020 wrote:

thank you. Yes I did have have an MRI in Aug 2020 and 3 spots in the left showed up, nothing in the right. One was benign, the other the known cancer and the third was unable to be found. I was meant to have a 6 month MRI follow up but all my drs dropped the ball and did not mention that to me. Found that out last week when the radiologist asked why I didn’t have my follow up. He read the report from the other facility. Though the MRI was to follow the Left, it was bilateral and I can’t help think they would have seen the R mass months ago. Lesson - get copies of everything.

Anyhow. Thank you.

Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/30/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Jun 30, 2021 06:06AM kathabus wrote:

Hi—I’m so sorry this is happening to you again. And so fast. Like the first time…this is the hardest part. It’s OK to shed some tears. It’s something no one wants to go through. Glad you found it when you did though!

Question for ya—did you have the oncotype done? I was just curious. You’re right about one thing—it WILL either be back or not. And that’s it. Hugs!!

Diagnosed at 43 Years Old, Oncotype DX 10 Dx 2/17/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/23/2020 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 30, 2021 12:09PM LivinLife wrote:

Welcome Ladyc.... tho what a nightmare (again) for you!!! Glad your biopsy is Thursday so things are moving though waiting beyond that. Sounds like you're preparing yourself by considering your surgery options in advance... I am very happy with my aesthetic flat closure for what it's worth.... Please let us know how the biopsy goes, as well as when you hear about results....

with expansive comedo necrosis & weak ER/PR Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Jun 30, 2021 05:42PM Ladyc2020 wrote:

kathabus -


my MRI today came back clear! No mass found. I’m still trying to process and understand what just happened. They will do the ultrasound biopsy tomorrow but my dr said he doesn’t expect them to find anything. Last week the radiation looked me in the eye with that sad face - if you’ve seen it, you know - and said it looks like cancer. And the mri found nothing today? A lot of prayers have been said, and this seems impossible…



I got mammaprint instead of oncotype - was rated low ( in the mid to high low section.


Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/30/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Jun 30, 2021 05:46PM Ladyc2020 wrote:

livinLife - what a great name!

If you read above, I’m floored that today the MRI came back clear. Praise God.


  • fingers crossed tomorrow is the same. I find myself on a crazy rollercoaster. This is the second cancer scare of 2021 - uterus and breast.

I’d been calling for consults and was about to get my medical records sent on, when my RO called with the MRI results. I don’t have an explanation. But 🙏🏼🙏🏼


Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/30/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Jul 6, 2021 10:31AM Ladyc2020 wrote:

benign!!! So relieved. Stromal Fibrosis. Feels like another chance to ensure it doesn’t come back.

Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/30/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Jul 6, 2021 11:24AM LivinLife wrote:

Absolutely awesome Ladyc!!!!!!!!! Very happy for you!!!

with expansive comedo necrosis & weak ER/PR Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Jul 6, 2021 07:08PM Ladyc2020 wrote:

thank you so much! Yes 🙏🏼🙏🏼

Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/30/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
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Jul 7, 2021 09:24AM 2019whatayear wrote:

I'm so happy!!!!! wonderful news!

5/6/2019 IDC 2cm, micromet 1/9 nodes, BRCA2+, ER+, PR+, HER- BMX 6/2019, A/C & Taxol 2019, Radiation, BSO - preventative 2/2020, Letrozole 3/1/2020, Started Lynparza for 1 year preventative on 7/18/2021
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Jul 14, 2021 10:32AM Ladyc2020 wrote:

thank you! The relief was massive.

Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 10/30/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall

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