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Hi Mandy, That all sounds good news! It's common to have a mix of invasive and DCIS, I did, and also to need a second op to get better margins. Clear nodes is great news too 😊
The Oncotype test is something that is offered when it's not clear if Chemo would be of any benefit, a few years ago it would have been given as a safeguard for a lot of ladies with intermediate breast cancer but now many escape it thanks to this test so well worth having.
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I don't live on this website the way I used to, but just saw you're post and thought you might like to know about my mum. She was diagnosed with BC way back in 1982 at the age of 47. She will be 83 years young in April next year, so that's 35 years and still going strong! In those days there was no differentiation of bc types, and she wasn't given any chemo or rads, just surgery. I myself was diagnosed with stage 2 grade 2 invasive lobular cancer in 2013 at the age of 50. I had surgery, chemo and rads and continue to do well, so I hope that gives you some encouragement. Whatever your treatment plan turns out to be, I wish you all the best. Take care. Ann xx
14-11-2018 07:31 PM
Hi Getorade, I just wanted to say hi and sorry you found yourself here. I'm also an ER+ lady and on Tamoxifen after chemo, mx and surgery. I was diagnosed age 48 in March 2017 locally advanced including 9/12 lymph nodes and I'm still here and doing well. It's not quite the 20 years survival you'd hoped to hear about but for me it's wonderful and I've seen my daughter graduate and been on a couple of lovely holidays since I finished treatment. I too became very obsessed with death after diagnosis as you can read in my blog: http://lifeafterlola.com/ but that does get less over time. As Ann suggested, there are many people out there leading normal lives but they don't all come on here, for some it may be too much of a reminder and they want to put it behind them. I'm glad to hear you are doing well and I hope that continues. Feel free to come on here for a rant about the unfairness of it all or you could move to the "going through treatment" threads to ask specific questions to others going through the same. Best wishes.xx
Sunbeam, that's a lovely outlook, I totally agree with you there. Chemo brochures can cause accidents if you read them whilst trying to cross the road so read them safely. x
14-11-2018 06:50 PM
I am living life to the full. Mammo 50 is a trial, which started 3 years after diagnosis. They ask if you would like to take part, then you are split into two groups, one group would be having mammograms every year, the other group every two years. I was selected in the every year group which I was pleased about as once the 5 years were up for mammograms, I would have gone back to every 3 years, which I feel is to long to wait so at least this way I still feel I am being checked.
You will start feeling better about the situation as time goes by. It really does get better so just look after yourself.
I wish you all the best and will keep checking to see how it is all going for you. XXX
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I was diagnosed in 2013 Grade 3 so had a lumpectomy and radiotherapy and like everyone once we hear the word Cancer we do think the worst. In Dec I will be having my 5th mammogram. I am also doing the Mammo 50 trial.Since then I good married for the second time, my oldest son got married. I became a Grandma and have had many lovely holidays and enjoyed them all. We all have bad thoughts but please dont let them take over your life. As many people have said it is difficult when you are diagnosed but it does get better. I dont come on the forum so often but I always take a look to see if I can support someone like yourself.
Take care and any questions just ask there is always someone who will support you.
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