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Old 09-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #21
lkc Gumby
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Re: I just found out I have breast cancer

another er/pr neg and her 2 pos girl here. I needed to have a mastectomy after my lumpectomy and 12 pos nodes. After my mastectomy the path report was positive for BC in my ducts, lobes, nipple , with lots of vascular invasion. I wasn't given the option of a bilat, as they started me on Dose Dense chemo very quickly therafter. Once my chemo and rads were done( after 6 mos) I insisted on having the remaining breast removed and at the same time have reconstruction. Turned out the " good " breast was loaded with atypia and hyperplasia. My docs actually told me " you were right to push for the removal of the other breast" . erceptin was very very easy for me. anyway that was over 7 yrs ago and I am extremely happy and feel blessed erveryday.

Dxed Stage IIIC May 05, 12 pos nodes
er/pr -neg,Her -pos
Right partial mast & partial axillary dissection-June14,2005
Right modified mast-no clear margins- June 30, 2005
DD AC x4
Taxotere X4 with Herceptin
Rads x 35( 5 fields )
Left prophylactive mast( atypia & hyperplasia found ),
put on Tamoxifen x 1 yr; D/ced due to endometrial thickening
bilateral recon (saline implants)May 06
Nipple recon July 06
metformin 2010
removal of implants due to severe encapsulation, insertion of gummies 2013
Reclast Q yr
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