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I am stage 0 or 1 ER-/PR- HER2+ and originally diagnosed as stage 1 with negative lymph nodes 34 18.78%
I am stage 0 or 1 ER-/PR- HER2+ and originally diagnosed as stage 1 with positive lymph nodes 3 1.66%
I am stage 2 or 3 ER-/PR- HER2+ and originally diagnosed as stage 2 or 3 with negative lymph nodes 25 13.81%
I am stage 2 or 3 ER-/PR- HER2+ and originally diagnosed as stage 2 or 3 with positive lymph nodes 63 34.81%
I am stage 4 ER-/PR- HER2+ and was originally diagnosed as stage 4 25 13.81%
I am now stage 2 or 3 ER-/PR- HER2+ and was originally diagnosed at a lower stage 7 3.87%
I am now stage 4 ER-/PR- HER2+ and was originally diagnosed at a lower stage 25 13.81%
My cancer metastasized less than two years from original diagnosis 14 7.73%
My cancer metastasized two years to four years from original diagnosis 5 2.76%
My cancer metastasized in greater than four years from original diagnosis 6 3.31%
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:35 PM   #1
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ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

There are three polls now. This one is for ER-/PR- HER2
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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hi Astrid,
Thanks - much closer for me to be able to figure out how to answer!

One thing that this will show that would change if you redo this a few years from now (although after all this work, WHO would want to do that!) is I imagine you will see a number of early stagers with metastasis on these polls. With adjuvant herceptin, these should be cut in half!!! So early stagers should not be as afraid as their prognosis is much better than it was a few years ago.

Thanks again for all your efforts to design this - it's really good information.
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9/2004 Diag: Stage IV extensive liver mets (!) ER/PR- Her2+++
10/04-3/05 Weekly Taxol/Carboplatin/Herceptin , complete response!
04/05 - 4/07 Herception every 3 wks, Continue NED
04/07 - recurrence to liver - 2 spots, starting tykerb/avastin trial
06/07 8/07 10/07 Scans show stable, continue on Tykerb/Avastin
01/08 Progression in liver
02/08 Begin (TDM1) trial
08/08 NED! It's Working! Continue on TDM1
02/09 Continue NED
02/10 Continue NED. 5/10 9/10 Scans NED 10/10 Scans NED
12/10 Scans not clear....4/11 Scans suggest progression 6/11 progression confirmed in liver
07/11 - 11/11 Herceptin/Xeloda -not working:(
12/11 Begin MM302 Phase I trial - bust:(
03/12 3rd times the charm? AKT trial

5/12 Scan shows reduction! 7/12 More reduction!!!!
8/12 Whoops...progression...trying for Perjeta/Herceptin (plus some more nasty chemo!)
9/12 Start Perjeta/Herceptin, chemo on hold due to infection/wound in leg, added on cycle 2 &3
11/12 Poops! progression in liver, Stop Perjeta/Taxo/Herc
11/12 Navelbine/Herce[ptin - try for a 3 cycles, no go.
2/13 Gemzar/Carbo/Herceptin - no go.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:26 AM   #3
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Astrid thank you for taking the time to set this up. I am very confused by the poll. How can you be stage 1 and stage 0 at the same time? Also wouldn't every one that has matastisis have been a lower stage except those who were originally diagnosed as such? There for the results are hard to assess. The poll does not allow us to determine who was more likely to reoccur given the way the question was worded.
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:30 PM   #4
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Appears that the majority were initially Stage II or Stage III with node involvement. I'd be interested to see the breakdown for Stage II and Stage III.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:00 PM   #5
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

Category 6 is puzzling to me. If your BC returns, you are automatically stage IV. To my knowledge, it is not possible to be stage 1 for example, and later be diagnosed stage 3.

Just curious---do you plan to publish the results?
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:47 PM   #6
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

What about those who are weakly ER positive? Which I am....

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Alred Score: 4 (suggesting I would strongly benefit from hormone therapy)
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No vascular invasion
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Surgery: Sept. 9, 2008 -Modified radical mastectomy, right breast. I chose to have a simple mastectomy on the left. Began Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin November, 2008. Finished T/C March 2009. Finished #16 Herceptin Sept. 09. AI's and Tamoxifen made me sick. Began natural Tamoxifen which is Quercetin, I3C and a combo of other supplements. I am also a DES Daughter. There is now a link between DES exposure in utero and breast cancer!
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:54 AM   #7
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

And I am weakly positive PR.
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Graves Disease, became Euthyroid via Radioactive Iodine, June 2001.
Thyroid Eye Disease. 2003. Decompression surgery in 2009; eyelid lowering surgery in 2010.
Diagnosed: June 2010, liver mets. ER-/PR+10%; HER2+++.
July 2010: Begin Taxol/Herceptin. Eliminate sugar from diet. No surgery or radiation.
January 2011: NED
April 2011: Progression in liver only. Other previous affected areas eradicated. Stop Taxol/Herceptin after 32 infusions.
May 2011: Brain MRI: clear.
May 2011: Begin Tykerb daily, Xeloda twice per day for one week on, one week off, and Herceptin.
November 2011: Progression in liver. All other tumors remain eradicated.
December 2011: BEGIN TRIAL #09-093 Taxol, MCC-DM1 (T-DM1), Perjeta.
Trial requires scans every six weeks, bloodwork and infusions weekly.
Brain MRI: clear.
January 2012: NED. Liver mets, good riddance!
March 2012: NED. Developed SMA (rare blood clot) in intestinal artery and loss of sight in right eye due to optical nerve neuropathy. Resolved when Taxol removed this month.
Continue Protocol of T-DM1 weekly and Perjeta every 3 weeks.
May 2012: NED.
June 2012: Brain MRI: clear.
June-December 2012: NED.
December 2012: TRIAL CONCLUDED; ENTER TRIAL EXTENSION #09-037. CT, Brain MRI, bone scan: clear. NED.
January-March 2013: NED.
June 2013: Brain MRI: clear. CEA upticking; CT shows new met on liver.
July 3, 2013: DISASTER STRIKES during liver ablation: sloppy surgeon cuts intercostal artery and I bleed out, lose 3.5 liters of blood, have major hemothorax, and collapsed lung requiring emergency resuscitative thoracotomy, lung surgery, rib rearrangement and cutting deep connective tissue, transfusion. Ablation incomplete. This life-saving procedure would end up causing me unforgiving pain with every movement I make, permanently, otherwise known as forever.
July 26, 2013: Try Navelbine/Herceptin. Body too weak after surgery and transfusion. Fever. CEA: Normal.
August 16, 2016: second dose Navelbine/Herceptin; CEA: Normal. Will skip doses. Watching and waiting.
September 2013: NED, Herceptin only. CEA: Normal. Started Arimidex.
October-November 2013: NED. Herceptin and Arimidex. CEA, CA125, 15-3: Normal.
December 2013: Something brewing. PET lights up on little spot on liver; CEA upward trend, just outside normal. PET and triphasic liver scan confirm Little Met. Restart Perjeta with Herceptin, stay on Arimidex. Genomic sequencing completed for future treatments, if necessary.
January 2014: Ablate Little Met on the 6th. Happy New Year.
March 2014: Brain MRI: clear. PET/CT reveal liver mets return; new lung mets. This is not funny.
March 2014: BEGIN TRIAL #10-005 A(11)-Temsirolimus plus Neratinib.
April 2014: Genomic testing indicated they could work, they did not. Very strange drug combo for me, felt weird.
April 2014: Started Navelbine and Herceptin. Needed something tried and true, but had significant progression.
June 2014: Doxil and Herceptin.
July 2014: Progression. Got nothing out of it. Brain: NED.
July 2014: Add integrative medical hematologist-oncologist to my team. Begin supplements. These are tumor-busting, immune system boosters. Add glutathione, lysine and taurine IV infusions every three weeks.
July 2014: Begin Gemzar, Herceptin & Perjeta. Happy.
August 2014: ECHO perfect.
January 2015: Begin weekly Vitamin D Analog infusions. 25 mcg. via port.
February 2015: CT: stable.
April 2015: Gem working, but not 100%. Looking into immunotherapy. Finally, treatments for the 21st century!
April 2015: Penn Medicine. Dendritic cell immunotherapy.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:07 PM   #8
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

I'm weakly er positive but was told if its is under 5% then it does not count as being er positive.
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7th Dec 2010 finished vaccine trial
20th Dec 2010 Port removed
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23r Feb start VMAT radiation
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August start tykerb and xeloda
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:27 PM   #9
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

KDR and kiwigirl,

did you get herceptin from the beginning of dx?

are you taking any hormone therapy such as tamoxifen or ai's?

I am not. But I am taking stuff from my naturopath such as quercetin, idole 3 carbinol (I3C) resveratrol and a host of other supplements which are supposed to function as hormone blockers, or ai's.

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Dx: Aug 2008 right breast IDC with 50% of tumor DCIS, Stage II or IIA, tumor size: 2.1 cm
Grade 3
8/9 Richardson/Bloom test
ER+ weakly positive
Alred Score: 4 (suggesting I would strongly benefit from hormone therapy)
PR-,
HER2 positive +++
No vascular invasion
No lymph nodes involved
Surgery: Sept. 9, 2008 -Modified radical mastectomy, right breast. I chose to have a simple mastectomy on the left. Began Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin November, 2008. Finished T/C March 2009. Finished #16 Herceptin Sept. 09. AI's and Tamoxifen made me sick. Began natural Tamoxifen which is Quercetin, I3C and a combo of other supplements. I am also a DES Daughter. There is now a link between DES exposure in utero and breast cancer!
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:32 PM   #10
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

I had herceptin from the beginning with doxirubincen (taxane) I have not been given any ai's or hormone blockers.

I take Co Q10, Omega 3, Vitamin D and baby asprin. During radiation i took resveratol.
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Nov 2009 X3 Taxane and Herceptin, X3 FEC
March 2010 25 Rads
March 2010 continued on Herception untill 16 Dec 2010
May 2010 Ultra Sound .... ALL CLEAR... NED
August 2010 started vaccine trial University of Washington
7th Dec 2010 finished vaccine trial
20th Dec 2010 Port removed
3rd Feb no longer ned brain mets
23r Feb start VMAT radiation
August 2011 two new mets to brain and others starting to grow again !!!!
August start tykerb and xeloda
Dec 1 MRI all small brain mets gone. Largest shrunk by 50% only three small ones to go 17mm,8mm,6mm. Mets on there way out. Yeah
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:38 PM   #11
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

Yes, I started Herceptin with Taxol. I do not have any other therapy. I take Vitamin D, 2000 mg. daily and 50 mg. Vitamin B6 for neuropathy.
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Graves Disease, became Euthyroid via Radioactive Iodine, June 2001.
Thyroid Eye Disease. 2003. Decompression surgery in 2009; eyelid lowering surgery in 2010.
Diagnosed: June 2010, liver mets. ER-/PR+10%; HER2+++.
July 2010: Begin Taxol/Herceptin. Eliminate sugar from diet. No surgery or radiation.
January 2011: NED
April 2011: Progression in liver only. Other previous affected areas eradicated. Stop Taxol/Herceptin after 32 infusions.
May 2011: Brain MRI: clear.
May 2011: Begin Tykerb daily, Xeloda twice per day for one week on, one week off, and Herceptin.
November 2011: Progression in liver. All other tumors remain eradicated.
December 2011: BEGIN TRIAL #09-093 Taxol, MCC-DM1 (T-DM1), Perjeta.
Trial requires scans every six weeks, bloodwork and infusions weekly.
Brain MRI: clear.
January 2012: NED. Liver mets, good riddance!
March 2012: NED. Developed SMA (rare blood clot) in intestinal artery and loss of sight in right eye due to optical nerve neuropathy. Resolved when Taxol removed this month.
Continue Protocol of T-DM1 weekly and Perjeta every 3 weeks.
May 2012: NED.
June 2012: Brain MRI: clear.
June-December 2012: NED.
December 2012: TRIAL CONCLUDED; ENTER TRIAL EXTENSION #09-037. CT, Brain MRI, bone scan: clear. NED.
January-March 2013: NED.
June 2013: Brain MRI: clear. CEA upticking; CT shows new met on liver.
July 3, 2013: DISASTER STRIKES during liver ablation: sloppy surgeon cuts intercostal artery and I bleed out, lose 3.5 liters of blood, have major hemothorax, and collapsed lung requiring emergency resuscitative thoracotomy, lung surgery, rib rearrangement and cutting deep connective tissue, transfusion. Ablation incomplete. This life-saving procedure would end up causing me unforgiving pain with every movement I make, permanently, otherwise known as forever.
July 26, 2013: Try Navelbine/Herceptin. Body too weak after surgery and transfusion. Fever. CEA: Normal.
August 16, 2016: second dose Navelbine/Herceptin; CEA: Normal. Will skip doses. Watching and waiting.
September 2013: NED, Herceptin only. CEA: Normal. Started Arimidex.
October-November 2013: NED. Herceptin and Arimidex. CEA, CA125, 15-3: Normal.
December 2013: Something brewing. PET lights up on little spot on liver; CEA upward trend, just outside normal. PET and triphasic liver scan confirm Little Met. Restart Perjeta with Herceptin, stay on Arimidex. Genomic sequencing completed for future treatments, if necessary.
January 2014: Ablate Little Met on the 6th. Happy New Year.
March 2014: Brain MRI: clear. PET/CT reveal liver mets return; new lung mets. This is not funny.
March 2014: BEGIN TRIAL #10-005 A(11)-Temsirolimus plus Neratinib.
April 2014: Genomic testing indicated they could work, they did not. Very strange drug combo for me, felt weird.
April 2014: Started Navelbine and Herceptin. Needed something tried and true, but had significant progression.
June 2014: Doxil and Herceptin.
July 2014: Progression. Got nothing out of it. Brain: NED.
July 2014: Add integrative medical hematologist-oncologist to my team. Begin supplements. These are tumor-busting, immune system boosters. Add glutathione, lysine and taurine IV infusions every three weeks.
July 2014: Begin Gemzar, Herceptin & Perjeta. Happy.
August 2014: ECHO perfect.
January 2015: Begin weekly Vitamin D Analog infusions. 25 mcg. via port.
February 2015: CT: stable.
April 2015: Gem working, but not 100%. Looking into immunotherapy. Finally, treatments for the 21st century!
April 2015: Penn Medicine. Dendritic cell immunotherapy.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:43 PM   #12
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I hate to confuse the issues, but ER,PR, and Her2 status can change over time in addition to stages. A person can start off with one set of sats and have different stats a few years later.
Not only that, but a person can be ER,PR,Her2 positive in one breast, but the other breast might be totally different, even at the same time. It happens !!!!!!!!!
Good luck with the poll.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:25 PM   #13
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

Elaine - so true. I had two tumors that were only about 2 cm apart. The larger one (2cm) was triple negative and the smaller one (1.8 cm) was er-/pr-/HER2 +++. So my chemo regimen was TCH (taxotere/carboplatin/Herceptin) and I'm continuing the Herceptin for the one year.
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3/12/10: mammogram/ultrasnd/biopsy-invasive bc & DCIS; 2 tumors (2cm er-/pr-/HER2-& 1.8 cm er-/pr-/HER2+); grade 3;poorly differentiated
3/24/10:sent.node biopsy clear
3/31/10:bi-lateral mx.;atypical ductal hyperplasia-lft side
4/21/10:wound revision-infection/scarring 4/28/10:seromas both sides
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4/2011 - pneumonia ??? Nope-radiation pneumonitis. No more Herc.
5/2011 - NED!!! port out.
8/2011 - clean PET & CT scans.Still NED
7/2012 - Still NED/very blessed.
2/2013 - 6 mos checkup-all clear. CA2729 down frm 13 to 11.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:43 PM   #14
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

I wonder what the prognosis is for us weakly ER+ women?

Have there been any studies?

Also, what constitutes weakly? Less than 10%?

I live in Canada and they don't do % here, at least in British Columbia.
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Dx: Aug 2008 right breast IDC with 50% of tumor DCIS, Stage II or IIA, tumor size: 2.1 cm
Grade 3
8/9 Richardson/Bloom test
ER+ weakly positive
Alred Score: 4 (suggesting I would strongly benefit from hormone therapy)
PR-,
HER2 positive +++
No vascular invasion
No lymph nodes involved
Surgery: Sept. 9, 2008 -Modified radical mastectomy, right breast. I chose to have a simple mastectomy on the left. Began Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin November, 2008. Finished T/C March 2009. Finished #16 Herceptin Sept. 09. AI's and Tamoxifen made me sick. Began natural Tamoxifen which is Quercetin, I3C and a combo of other supplements. I am also a DES Daughter. There is now a link between DES exposure in utero and breast cancer!
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:07 PM   #15
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

Dianne, I don't know that it's specific to Canada, that ER/PR lacks accuracy. My pathology (at a community hospital in California) was ER/PR negative on a large axillary node that was done first, then 5%/1% on the occult breast tumor. It took me two years to gather the gumption and figure out how to have that rechecked. I sent my slides and blocks to Baylor (Texas) for a second pathology and once I hooked up with them, the rest was easy (and inexpensive). Maybe that's an option for you?

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Thanks Debbie. I don't know if sending it to Texas would change anything for me. I had it checked twice here in Canada. The first time it came back ER-. The onc I had initially had it rechecked and it came back weak positive. This same onc said I needed to start hormone therapy - for a weak er+??? The 2nd onc said it would only be a 4-6% advantage. Given my side effects after I began the dang things I opted to quit.

There doesn't seem to be any agreement on what actually constitutes a weak er+; it varies depending upon where you live. Seems a bit loose.

Glad you had yours rechecked.

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:09 PM   #17
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Aw, this silly computer! I am the 'unregistered guest'. I typed in my name and thought i was registered...sorry Debbie.

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Dx: Aug 2008 right breast IDC with 50% of tumor DCIS, Stage II or IIA, tumor size: 2.1 cm
Grade 3
8/9 Richardson/Bloom test
ER+ weakly positive
Alred Score: 4 (suggesting I would strongly benefit from hormone therapy)
PR-,
HER2 positive +++
No vascular invasion
No lymph nodes involved
Surgery: Sept. 9, 2008 -Modified radical mastectomy, right breast. I chose to have a simple mastectomy on the left. Began Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin November, 2008. Finished T/C March 2009. Finished #16 Herceptin Sept. 09. AI's and Tamoxifen made me sick. Began natural Tamoxifen which is Quercetin, I3C and a combo of other supplements. I am also a DES Daughter. There is now a link between DES exposure in utero and breast cancer!
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:23 AM   #18
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

I was stage 1, ER+, PR+, Her2+
Am I the only one?

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:48 AM   #19
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Nancy L,

It is possible for bc to recur and not be metastatic.
I was originally stage 1b, had a local recurrence and now am stage 3b.
I don't see a place for me on the poll!
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Re: ER-/PR- HER2 staging poll

You can recur in the same or contralateral breast. That's not considered metastatic. So to answer your question: Yes.

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Diagnosed age 44, January 2004, 0.7 cm IDC & DCIS. Stage 1, grade 3, ER/PR pos. HER2 pos. clear margins, no nodes. SNB. 35 rads. On Zoladex and Armidex since Dec. 2004. Stopped Zoladex/Arimidex sept 2009 Still taking mistletoe shots (CAM therapy) Doing fine.
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