May 10, 2019 04:17PM
May 10, 2019 04:21PM
Mammograms catch all cancers in time to be curable. They are a great screening tool and found my first BC at 46. The 2nd one, not so much.
Small means not a big deal. 5mm first time and 6mm second time. So many other factors affect the outcome, pathology, lymph node involvement, etc
No lumps either time, first deep and second behind nipple. Found a lymph node that was growing second time.
A second tumor is not always a recurrence or a death sentence.
How can your BC be different this time, aren't they all the same?
Treatment for BC is surgery and radiation and sometimes chemo .... no that is not always all!! Why are you still doing treatment more than a year later??? Even this site doesn't have place for some of the other options people are doing like Zometa infusions for prevention/treatment of bone mets.
When you finish the last treatment you are done. My cousin just started treatment and believes that when she is finished treatment everything will normal.
That the treatments can leave permanent damage to our bodies ... if so why would you do them?? We often know we are trading the possibility of a cure or extension of our life for possible other health problems/and or earlier death from heart damage etc. We are trying to live in the here and now.
Victim blaming from the you must have done something or it's genetic.
10/27/2011, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
11/10/2011 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
12/27/2011 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
1/20/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
4/4/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/19 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH)
5/7/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
6/22/2018 AC + T (Taxol)
8/17/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
12/3/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
1/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)