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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 am very sorry Hornblower and will be praying for a good outcome for you.

 

My dd, who started chemo the week of her 40th birthday in May is two weeks out from double mastectomies and will start radiation next month, is tired but doing good. She has a super kick-butt attitude and the doc told her, even though he wasn't allowed to, that he thought those who had that attitude did better and that it might be more important than all the rest to recovery. So I leave with my dd favorite saying ...I'm girding my loins and going to war and I'm going to kick cancer ass! 

 

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To all of you dealing with this horrid disease, I am thinking of you and praying for your full recoveries.    I am very sorry that you have to go through this.   You are all amazing and strong women and I have faith that you will kick cancer to the curb in a most fabulous way.   So as you are going through various treatments, tests, procedures, please know you have me cheering you on and pulling for you (as is everyone else on this board).

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Sending tons of hugs and prayers your way.  I sure wish you had received better news.

 

Since you didn't, allow me to add that I have two bs survivors/friends at school, both your age or younger.  It's the pits going through it, but there is a better life once it's done.

 

Meanwhile...  :grouphug:

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Oh, Hornblower.  I'm so sorry!  That news just stinks! 

 

Be angry, then figure out what you want to do to fight it and to take care of yourself. 

 

And then you have all of us: we will cheer you on!!

 

Laurie4B was a wonderful resource for me, pointing me to helpful websites on foods, interactions of meds, etc. 

 

Prayers being sent up for you!

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so actually I have a question for the btdt folks - so far they've only been looking at the affected breast and those lymph nodes. 

 

But what about the other side? Shouldn't I be getting an ultrasound & mammo on the contralateral side as well at some point? 

 

 

 

Did they do normal mammogram to start with of both breasts? That would be a reasonable request, but it is unlikely that you've grown 2 cancers at once. But for peace of mind, a mammo should be fine. 

 

A lobular cancer is more likely to show up bilaterally. (But still not likely.) It is not the same cancer on both sides-it would be 2 different ones, but I guess the factors that make for lobular tend to produce a higher incidence of cancer so therefore you may have two at one time?  

 

If it is ductal, there is a much smaller chance that you are growing 2 cancers at the same time. 

 

Our breast ducts each drain to certain lymph nodes. In the US, surgeons will do a sentinel node biopsy where blue dye is injected near the tumor. Then they trace it to the specific nodes on that same side that it is draining to and take only those out. BC on one side will not migrate to nodes on the other side. 

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Positive stories- My bf's mom was dxed with aggressive breast cancer about 7 or 8 years ago. At the time, the type she had did not have a great prognosis. She did a double mastectomy and chemo, I don't remember if she did radiation. She's still cancer free today and honestly is the healthiest, most active, most fun-loving and busy she's been in her entire life. I think she looks healthier and happier now than she did in her 30's (she's in her late 50's).

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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. 

We know a woman who was diagnosed with stage IV aggressive bc. She had a double mastectomy and radiation. It was a terrible prognosis, and she has recovered. That was probably 10 or 11 years ago.

She never drank or smoked or used drugs; ate a vegetarian diet most of her life; everything healthy; had no children. 

 

That sucks you had to withdraw. I'll be mad with you. 

Otherwise, I'm doing okay. Continuing to think about you and critterfixer. 

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When a friend went through cancer, instead of having a happy pink hat/turban, she had a baseball cap that said "renac kcuf' on it.  Yeah, she's a rebel.

 

I can't remember if she was HER+ or not, but she had a bunch of lymph nodes removed, lumpectomy, and radiation. Doing fine 10+ years out.  I think she was stage III.

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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. 

Well...darn. That is not what we wanted to hear. 

 

If it is ANY comfort, yesterday was the 6th anniversary of my diagnosis. Do what is needed, get through it, and go on with your life. 

 

May I ask why you withdrew from classes?

 

I'll have more later....off to a doctor's appointment myself. HUGS! You will get through this!!!!

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