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2/29/16 12:50 A

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Hi Sedonacat - I was diagnosed almost a year ago with stage 1 invasive mucinous ductal carcinoma, (HR+ HER2-) and another site of ductal carcinoma in situ (not yet invasive). I had found the lump several years before and had diagnostic mammography and ultrasound at that time, but no biopsy, and was in watch and wait mode. Then I moved and got a new doctor, and I was hugely fortunate that she insisted I go in to be checked even though I wasn't due. So I know what you mean about the guidelines being pretty meaningless. . . .

I had a lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy in April (lymph node came back negative thank goodness), 4 treatments with taxotere (and 1 other chemo I can't recall off the top of my head), and 4 weeks of radiation. I'll be taking Tamoxifen for 5 years, and my prognosis is very good, as no cancer was found in the lymph node.

If there's anything I can answer for you I'll do my best.

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2/19/16 7:05 A

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I'm on this team because I had BC in 2008, totally clear now and doing well. DH & I found out that our "niece-in-law" was just dx'd with "invasive breast cancer". She's 38 and has a 10 yr old daughter. I am stunned and just sick about this. She found the lump. My vent is that the regulations about screening mammos keep getting changed to later and later ages. Thank you, ACOG, who in your "great wisdom" in light of all the research that shows younger women are getting breast cancer that is invasive, have increased the screening age so that when a lump IS found, the cancer can be more advanced. BTW this is ACOG and the AMA not Obamacare that's to blame.

Her cancer is estrogen + but is HER2 negative. I'm a nurse but will have to look this one up. If anyone else had this type, please share with me so I can be as supportive as possible with Jen.

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9/14/15 9:45 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope you will be back to health, hang in there, may healing be all over your body, take care. emoticon

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9/14/15 6:44 P

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Need to vent....tamoxifen cause a uterine polyp so I had a uterine ablation done 17 months ago, things were good up until a month ago. (I stopped tamoxifen because my body was not doing well on it-side effects were hell) Now I am having more issues and they want to do another ultrasound. I am finally feeling like myself 4 years after my original BC diagnosis. I am ready to be HEALTHY. Enough! But I will not worry but 1 will Hope.

For I Know The Plans I Have For You declares the Lord, Plans to Prosper You and Not Harm You. Plans to Give You Hope and a Future.

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6/13/14 5:25 P

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Great idea - I vent a lot!!! you guys might get tired of me - LOL. I work in an office with 11 men - just imagine it - LOL.

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5/3/14 12:50 P

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I will do my emoticon to support anyone who gets a problem that really upsets them, just needs to vent. During the BC process or weight loss process, this is bound to happen. I am asking our other teammates to also support your fellow friends here, when a post is made.
emoticon feel free to get whatever it is, off your chest, we'll help you de-stress! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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