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just a quick update   met with my surgeon & we have a plan!    scheduled for surgery on Jan 3, might go earlier if a slot is found  (oh & for those who don't know, I'm in Canada. It's all

So, deep breath........ my cancer is back and it has spread  almost exactly 26 months after my surgery after which I was supposedly 'cancer free' and the 5 months of chemo and all the radiatio

Hi everyone! Just wanted to say I've finished Phase 1 of my chemo (adriamycin and cyclophosphamide)  YAY!!! Now a 2 week break and then Phase 2:  I'll do 12 weeks of weekly Taxol injections.  And then

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I've got my appointment for the consult for biopsy on a "nodule" found on my mammogram and ultrasound just before Thanksgiving. Seems like it never rains but it pours sort of thing. Thanks to this thread I know to ask about getting some of those ice pack thingies.  :thumbup1: Also hoping here for nothing, and for everybody else in the same boat to come back benign and nothing to worry about.

 

fwiw,  my u/s guided core biopsy was pretty easy. They gave me an ice pack to leave with and I swapped it for another one at home about an hour later and that was it.  I have a bruise but didn't really experience much pain after. 

 

Hope your radiology team has equally smooth hands & technique! 

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I hope everyone is doing ok and getting good news.

 

Mine was not good. Invasive mammary cancer. I'm seeing a surgeon today. I'm so sad & scared

 

& mad! I had to withdraw from my school right before exams.

I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope that if surgery is in your immediate future, that it goes well and they are able to get clear margins. Praying for an easy recovery and the best possible outcome. Gentle side hugs!

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Hornblower--my BFF had a clear mammo and then a few months later was diagnosed with invasive cancer in one breast (many ducts affected) and a HER + lump in the other breast. Two different types of cancer in two different breasts. There was some lymph involvement. Surgery, chemo, rad.....and several years later, other than having to take daily hormone suppressors, she is fine.

 

This is hard news, especially during a time when many people are celebrating happy holidays, but there is hope.

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So sorry to hear this, hornblower. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

 

I was in your shoes with the same sort of invasive BC diagnosis 2 1/2 years ago. I remember the shock...& the "this can't be happening to me" feeling.

 

But...I survived those months of treatment & came out the other side. Today my life is completely normal again apart from a daily hormone repressing pill and regular doctor visits. You will make it through, too!!

 

I'm still praying for you here.

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Sorry to hear you had to go down this rabbit trail....one thing to remember is the internet is full of statistics, quite a bit outdated and quite a bit not applicable to your specific case, so don't put a lot of time into worrying at this point.  One thing friends who have gone down this trail recommend is getting any dental work that has been delayed finished.  

 

I'm sorry you had to withdraw...wish I could go to the Dean with you and get incompletes. 

 

Actually just checked my school mail and got msg from one of my profs that they're working on processing them as incompletes for now. 

 

re dental stuff - I have frigging braces on. I'm about 6 months away from end of ortho treatment. So it's on my list to sort out. Might pull them off & have bonded retainers put in for a bit. I don't know. And yeah, I've heard too that chemo takes a toll on teeth so my dentist will need to be involved. 

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I'm so sorry, Hornblower.

 

But I'm glad you're getting in to see a surgeon so quickly. DH was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. It completely sucks. While there's absolutely nothing good about it, it did help him (and all of us) to get the surgery scheduled and know we had a plan.

 

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