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Old 12-28-2009, 05:16 PM   #18
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Re: Bilateral mastectomy support group

I do all sorts of performance and ballroom dance, mostly modern dance and improvisation (if I was an exotic dancer I might feel differently about the reconstruction issue) and I'm now beginning a career teaching dance improv to people with and without disabilities, with an organization call Danceability International. It's all about embracing our physical I'm well qualified! I'm glad you're getting so many helpful responses to the thread. There are a lot of us out there, and we all handle it our own way.

"Dancers Against Cancer" in the Eugene, OR Komen Race for the Cure 2010
Diagnosed 8/7/08 with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma, micropapillary pattern, Her2 3+, ER+,PR-, grade II, positive lymph nodes.
Received 6doses of Taxotere, Carboplatin with Herceptin continuing for a year...DONE.
1/28/09 Left Modified Radical Mastectomy, Right Simple Mastectomy.
Surgery pathology: No invasive carcinoma present and 17 lymph nodes removed all negative! Only small amount of carcinoma in situ in left breast.
March/April '09, Radiation to left chest wall.
Currently involved in Neratinib clinical trial.

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I was led to a word
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