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Old 02-19-2022, 09:16 AM   #61
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Re: How many years NED? Give others hope

15 years for me. Stage 1.
Cancer found while undergoing a breast reduction.
Clean mammogram and ultrasound 3 months before that surgery.
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1.7 cm and 1.0 cm.
Stage 1, grade 2, Node Negative (16 nodes tested)
MRM Dec.18/06
3 x FEC, 3 x Taxotere
Herceptin - every 3 weeks for a year, finished May 8/08

Tamoxifen - 2 1/2 years
Femara - Jan. 1, 2010 - July 18, 2012
BRCA1/BRCA2 Negative
Dignosed 10/16/06, age 48 , premenopausal
Mild lymphedema diagnosed June 2009 - breast surgeon and lymph. therapist think it's completely reversible - hope so.
Reclast infusion January 2012
Oopherectomy October 2013
15 Years NED!!
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Old 03-31-2022, 06:07 AM   #62
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Re: How many years NED? Give others hope

Hello everyone,

April 2022,
I'm a 16 year survivor! (two days)
I'm going to celebrate by working in my garden and then by having dinner with my family.
My daughters then: 9 year old is now in PA school, 6 yr old is now a senior in college and my 4 is now a sophomore in college. I'm immensely grateful for everyday and getting to see my girls grow and flourish.
I always think of the many courageous and caring supporters on this site, the survivors and the angels above!
Love to all of you!
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04/06, (42), 2cm tumor, 7/13 nodes, one positive node under clavicle
mastectomy/reconstruction
grade 3, stage lllb, er-65+, pr-90+, her2+++(80%)
4/AC, 12wks TH then 6wks rads
40 wks herceptin, and tamoxifen.
onc test tamoxifen resistance = poor metabilizer
04/07 ooph & on arimidex
08/07 completed herceptin

04/2022 - 16 year survivor!
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Old 03-31-2022, 02:59 PM   #63
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Re: How many years NED? Give others hope

I am at 17.5 years. My school aged girls are grown and one is married. I am a grandma to a boy, Asher. I never thought I'd see this day. All I wanted was to live long enough for my girls to not be "messed up" from not having a mother. This site was my lifeline and helped me advocate for Herceptin of which I was not really eligible. I got it and maybe that's why I'm here. So grateful. Thank you Her2 friends
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Found lump via BSE
Diagnosed 8/04 at age 45
1.9cm tumor, ER+PR-, Her2 3+(rt side)
2 micromets to sentinel node
Stage 2A
left 3mm DCIS - low grade ER+PR+Her2 neg
lumpectomies 9/7/04
4DD AC followed by 4 DD taxol
Used Leukine instead of Neulasta
35 rads on right side only
4/05 started Tamoxifen
Started Herceptin 4 months after last Taxol due to
trial results and 2005 ASCO meeting & recommendations
Oophorectomy 8/05
Started Arimidex 9/05
Finished Herceptin (16 months) 9/06
Arimidex Only
Prolia every 6 months for osteopenia

NED 18 years!

Said Christopher Robin to Pooh: "You must remember this: You're braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think"
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