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5/21/13 11:35 P

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I just found out yesterday results of my bioposy. I guess that I put my request in wrong spot. I did talk to a few friends regarding questions to ask. Doctor said that it isnt good regarding pathology report. He is going to have to go back in to see how far cancer goes. He isnt thinking masectomy. He didnt like me wanting to know results without being right there in front of him. I told him that I will ask more questions on Wednesday.
Hubby compiled some questions, and I will ask them along with mine. I want to make good decision. My sister, mom and aunt had breast cancer. I see it as challenging but I will make it through ok. I was already seeing myself back to my regular work out schedule.

i was feeling a little panicked last night. I think that it would of been good to talk to someone in person. Reading your messages is helpful. Tomorrow I will know more.



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CHANGINGK Posts: 762
3/1/12 12:52 P

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Taking taxomiflin for two and a half months now after finishing radiation in November. Next mammogram and ultragram will be in late June. Weird doing all of this and not knowing if it has worked! I just keep faith that surgeries, treatments, medication has done and is doing what it was supposed to.

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1/10/12 11:27 A

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Just found out myself on 12-30-11. Not seeing a doc till 1-8-12. Seems like a long time to me. I hate waiting but my doc really wants me to see this surgeon. So I will take her advise and wait to see. Right now my report says DCIS high grade, with comedo necrosis (sp) I dont even know what that means, it at least 2 spots on the same breasts. But I am hanging in there WITHOUT MUCH INFORMATION. Not knowing what the surgeon will say leaves me crazy! I am so glad it was caught early as well. Hang in there and know you are not the only one on the emotional roller coaster. Thinking of you!

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CHANGINGK Posts: 762
12/20/11 11:01 A

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Still feeling some of the fatigue from everything. (Finished my 28 radiation treatments on Nov 11) The doctors and ladies who have been thru this before say that it just takes some time. I can tell an improvement but guess I just wanted it to be faster. Plus this is a tough time of the year to be moving slower. The tamoxifen is not bothering me YET but they say it often takes 4 weeks for the side effects to appear.

Folks tell me how good I look and say that if they did not know what I was going thru that they would have no idea. That is good but I wish my mind felt like nothing is going on!

As I have said, I feel blessed but still would like to "wake up."

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CAROLE914 Posts: 5,668
12/8/11 7:03 P

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I just finished my radiation Wednesday. I am very tired. It is like a bad dream, I was on the table having radiation and I could not believe it was me.
Next week I go back to the doctor for my prescriptions.

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CHANGINGK Posts: 762
12/8/11 4:36 P

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Two lumpectomies (August 16 & Sept 6 to get a wider "clear" margin) after my mid July diagnosis of DCIS. Finished my radiation on Nov 11 and went to the pharmacy to have my first prescription of tamoxifen filled today. Now I just got to convience myself to start taking the med.

I have actually been VERY blessed . . . it was caught early, I handled the radiation well, no "real" problems yet, etc.. The thing is I keep wanting to wake up and realize this has all been a dream--a nightmare. Thing is, wanting to believe it a mistake is part of the process of dealing with this sneaky monster.

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CAROLE914 Posts: 5,668
11/20/11 9:24 A

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I had my surgery on Tuesday the 15th. I am a little sore but, the pain meds really help. I am still in a little shock over all of this. I was truly blessed my lymdh nodes are clear.

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CAROLE914 Posts: 5,668
11/6/11 5:37 P

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I was just diagnosed on the 4th. Monday, I go in for a plan of action to take. I am not sure when my surgery will be, It is starting to hit me today and I am really scared.

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10/24/11 9:30 A

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I too was diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer in August. I had a lumpectomy and now I'm fixing to start radiation treatments. After the radiation my doctor says we will talk about hormone therapy - probably tamoxifen. I feel very lucky that this was detected so early but, yes, it is an emotional roller coaster.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

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CHANGINGK Posts: 762
8/10/11 2:48 P

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I was dignoised with DCIS breast cancer a couple of weeks ago. I am scheduled for a lumpectomy next week and treatment will follow (radiation & tamoxifen is the current plan). Needless to say, I am emotional, somewhat in denial, and fearful of the unknown road ahead. I know I am lucky in that my cancer was found VERY early but it still is a hard thing mentally and emotionally.

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CLYN204's Photo CLYN204 Posts: 783
5/12/11 8:29 P

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I have just been diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma in situ. The fears have started. I was interested the free cds with guided imagery. I will check the center where I was treated. Do you know if the American Cancer Society would have them?

All things are possible through Christ. -Bible
Set your goals high and don't stop until you get there. - Bo Jackson


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4/23/11 6:44 P

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We are in the same boat, I was told Thursday, That I have breast cancer, its hard to say isn't it? I am on a roller coaster of emotion, Scared it the main one. I wish I could give you some tips but all I can say is I feel the same. A co worker called me and she has been through it, her advice was from now on, I come first and to be loud and clear about what I want! Good luck, and a great big hug, Jill

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4/17/11 12:45 P

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Thank you. I tend to want to know everything, to read everything, etc. when a problem arises. But the fact you didn't know about the stage, etc. for a year after diagnosis is interesting. I'm not sure I could hold out that long, but I can see where it probably kept your attitude positive. Thanks for the support. I will ask about those CDs at my treatment center.

Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans.


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4/14/11 8:56 P

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For myself, I put myself in God's hands and decided in advance I would accept whatever the outcome was. I'm now approaching the 5-year anniversary of my diagnosis and doing really well. Keep in mind that there has been a lot of research going on concerning breast cancer, and a lot of progress has been made. I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, which is rare but also very aggressive, and luckily I made it through the chemo, surgery and radiation really well. I believe 95% depends on your outlook, and I took a very positive approach. I got a couple guided relaxation/visualization CDs from the cancer center where I was treated (drug companies put them out and they are free), and used them to visualize killing the cancer cells and ridding my body of them. I also had a lot of support from my husband, family and friends, and a lot of people praying for me. You have to decide what is best for you, but for me I knew that I can be rather suggestible, so I opted not to know what stage I was in and what the prognosis was until more than a year after I finished my treatment. Now I can look back and see how amazing my recovery was, while at the time it was just something I expected would go well. It was better for me that I didn't know that the outcome looked pretty dire while I was going through treatment. Good luck to you and I will keep you in my prayers.
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4/13/11 10:37 A

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Just got told yesterday that my biopsy shows I have invasive breast cancer. Moodwise, I am swinging from good feelings my family are giving me in showing their support, and feeling teary-eyed and terrified. Next week I see the surgeon to discuss further options/referrals. I have a really good doctor and his nurse is incredibly helpful in answering my questions. But I am stone-cold scared right now. Any tips from the rest of you would be most welcome.

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