Topic: Wait Times for Breast Cancer Surgery

Forum: IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IDC.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2020 04:08PM

Posted on: Feb 9, 2020 04:08PM

cutiekate wrote:

How long did you wait to have a surgery from dx date?

For me, 5 weeks 5 days. I am so concerned with the waiting time. Sad

Dx 1/10/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 2/17/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/17/2020 TAC
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Feb 9, 2020 04:16PM gb2115 wrote:

I think I had to wait a month. I remember my surgeon saying up to 6 weeks was no issue, even with aggressive cancers.

First Dx IDC in 10/16 at age 38, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Lumpectomy + radiation + tamoxifen. Second Dx IDC recurrence in original location 5/21. 1.3 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Grade 2. 2/2 nodes. UMX + AC/T + Zoladex/Exemestane + Zometa.
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Feb 9, 2020 04:32PM simonerc wrote:

Biopsy Feb. 16. Got results Feb. 20. Surgery April 6. Good luck!


ATM Gene Mutation, Deletion. IDC w/Lobular Features and Focal Mucinous Features. Pre Pectoral Reconstruction. Hysterectomy
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Feb 9, 2020 05:23PM Bejeweled wrote:

About 2 months... Dx 8/27, surgery 10/28. The delay was me not being able to decide on which surgery. They told me it was fine, and I could take my time.

Dx 8/27/2019, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+, Surgery 10/27/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 12/3/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 1/28/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy
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Feb 9, 2020 06:28PM - edited Feb 9, 2020 06:30PM by Badluckbdaygirl

Mine was 6 weeks from diagnosis and 11 weeks from screening. I was terrified, but my BS had to schedule with my PS and with Thanksgiving, etc. They didn't seem worried. It may be more of a hurry with more aggressive rumors. I am now in a holding pattern waiting to start hormone therapy because of my Oncotype test that was delayed, ugh. Always, hurry up and wait🙄

5 1/2 weeks doesn't seem too long. Good luck

Dx 10/28/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 12/9/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 12/13/2019, LCIS/DCIS, Right, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 12/13/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/5/2020 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction, Silicone implant
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Feb 9, 2020 08:44PM sarahsmilesatme wrote:

My surgery was 5 weeks from diagnosis.

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Feb 10, 2020 10:36AM - edited Feb 10, 2020 10:14PM by wc3

7 weeks. I was initially upset about it but I would not have been able to have it any sooner even if they could schedule it sooner because I had chemotherapy first and my CBCs would have been too low.

Edit to clarify:

It was not 7 weeks between my dx and surgery. It was about 7 months because I had 4 months of chemotherapy before surgery. I had surgery 7 weeks after my final chemotherapy infusion.


Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy. Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant
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Feb 10, 2020 11:15AM Elephant wrote:

Mine was 6 weeks from diagnosis. The surgeon said that the wait time was not a problem.

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/16/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/19/2019 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/14/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 10, 2020 01:18PM - edited Feb 10, 2020 01:19PM by summerangel

Mine was 9 weeks from diagnosis and 12 weeks from the initial biopsy.

Age at dx: 45. Oncotype, left-side tumor: 9. Right side had multifocal IDC and "extensive" LCIS. Isolated tumor cells in 1 right-side node. Dx 3/27/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/27/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/1/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right) Surgery 6/1/2015 Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Surgery 8/27/2015 Reconstruction (Left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/3/2015 Reconstruction (Left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Mar 9, 2020 10:07PM mariadelpilar wrote:

4 weeks for me. According to my oncologist, up to 6 weeks is just fine.

Dx 11/7/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/26/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 10, 2020 06:07PM - edited Mar 10, 2020 06:08PM by juniper

I was diagnosed on July 31stand had surgery 2 weeks later

Dx 7/31/2007, IDC, two nonpalpable tumors, 5cm and 6cm, Stage IV (mets to mediastinal nodes), Grade 3, 18/18nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+

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