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Pat Patterson
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Sunday, April 20, 2014 5:23 AM
Kari - twenty years... congratulations! Molly, this is a very difficult time but you have to remember that every person and every case is different. I would have to agree that you need to do everything possible, and if it means having chemo then you will get through it. I cannot imagine what having a baby at the same time would be like, but I am sure that you will find that courage and strength needed for you and your baby. Is it a boy or a girl, do you know? This is such a wonderful time and I hate that this is happening to you...we are all here for you and this place and these friends here have saved me on more than one occasion. My thoughts and prayers are with you...
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Monday, April 28, 2014 1:54 AM
I am new here. Just had mastectomy 2 weeks ago. They also removed 18 lymph nodes which 5 were cancerous. Start chemo may 5th.
I am married and have 2 adult kiddos at home. 1 who lives miles away. Been a scary road to travel. Chemo and radiation sound awful. But I am ready to take on the war.


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Re:Introduce Yourself - Monday, April 28, 2014 10:40 AM
Hi Gingerpye,

I found rads a breeze after chemo, but its all doable, be sure to check out the chemo forum as there's lots of tips there to help you and good luck! :)
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:20 AM
Hi everybody! My name's Mike and I've lost a number of family members and loved ones to cancer, specifically breast cancer, and with someone close to me just recently being diagnosed, I wanted to join the board to become as familiar with everything as possible so I can be of as much help to them as possible. For those currently battling breast cancer, my prayers are with you!

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:44 PM
Hi Mike and welcome, I'm sorry you've lost people to this disease and hope you check out the various forums and feel free to ask any questions you're not sure of.
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:30 AM
Thank you for the warm greeting Tricia. I'm assuming the dedicated Breast Cancer thread would be best to hear some people's opinions on treatments they've underwent?

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Re:Introduce Yourself - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:17 AM
I was dx on March 31st, 2014. At first it was stage 1 IDC, now it is 2b with 2/3 positive nodes so back in I go for a mastectomy on Tuesday. I am ER PR+ and HER2-. I had a PET Scan on Monday and my MO believed she would have the results by today. I'm shaking in my boots that it has spread. I can't take all these "test results" because so far none of it has been actually good news!

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Re:Introduce Yourself - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:27 PM
Hi Denise,

Oh I know all about waiting for test results and its torture but hoping all is well for you and please keep us posted.


This link may help https://apps.komen.org/Forums/tm.aspx?m=127105
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Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:35 PM
Thank you Tricia  - Still no word :(  - I'm finding this message board a little difficult to navigate. Does it not take you right to the latest post when you are logged in? 

I find myself having to click on every 10 posts on the bottom and then the > button to go to the next 10 posts. I don't see anyway to go to the newest post.

Thanks

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Re:Introduce Yourself - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:20 PM
Denise if you're looking at a thread that has lots of messages' like this one, look to your bottom left and click on the last number which should take you to the latest post. If you also click on the user control panel at the top of the page you can add your preference's as to what threads you want to follow or be notified about.
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:33 PM
Thanks Tricia - I also noticed after I posted that, that in the far right box it shows the last post which you can click on as well

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Re:Introduce Yourself - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:53 PM
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Thursday, May 01, 2014 11:13 AM
Hi everyone , my name is Mary and i am a survivor of breast cancer. I just want to let everyone know to stay positive and keep a good support system around them. I created this "Be Brave, Be Bold, I Survived" tshirt so people can wear it and show their strength and support. Stay strong and the best is possible!!
 
http://teespring.com/ISurvivedtee

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Re:Introduce Yourself - Monday, May 05, 2014 9:39 AM
Hello everyone. I am new to this. I was diagnosed March 5, 2014 with Stage IV metastaic breast cancer. It's in my lungs, ovaries and spine. I am currently taking tamoxifen and will start herceptin on May 8th. I have been okay, but getting really depressed now. Trying to stay positive, but it is hard.

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Re:Introduce Yourself - Monday, May 05, 2014 12:30 PM
Hi Nikki and welcome, so sorry you've had to join us but you're sure of lots of support here, please check my other reply to you on the stage iv forum.
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:54 PM
Hello!  I am new...recently diagnosed with DCIS in my right breast.  Had a lumpectomy last week with positive margins so back under the knife next week.  A whole lot nervous as the pathology report confirmed DCIS (good thing), High-Grade Cribriform and Comedo patterns (scary).  Altho' my BRAC 1&2 tests were negative for mutation, the high-grade comedo patterns scare me.  My original treatment based on my biopsy was lumpectomy and radiation treatments.  I could have had a mastectomy but opted for the lumpectomy since both my oncologist and surgeon said that lumpectomy with radiation will give me the same outcome as the mastectomy in my case.  Now that I know the type of cancer, I am rethinking this whole lumpectomy thing and opting to just take it all.  I have an appointment with my oncologist tomorrow to get some answers and his opinion now that we have a type of cancer.  At any rate, I am thankful for finding this forum as I was scared to death during the biopsy and diagnosis.  I look forward to talking with many of you and sharing my journey.  Would be interested to know if anyone else has a similar case as mine and what their treatment plan is.
 
It's a beautiful day on the Gulf Coast!
 
Terri

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Re:Introduce Yourself - Thursday, May 08, 2014 3:48 PM
Hi Terri and welcome, 

I'm sorry you've had to join us but hope we can offer a lot of support and info to you as you face this, I also opted for a lumpectomy with rads and have no regrets. It can be very common to not get clear margins first time so don't be discouraged, my friend is still fine ten years out having had to have a second surgery too, keep us posted!
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:44 PM
Hi all I am Donna, 58 and just had a mammogram showing "suspicious" microcalcifications on the right...bi rad-4. I am scheduled for a needle location biopsy on Thursday morning. Anyone familiar with a needle loc? I am just wondering how much is involved in placing the needle to insert the marker wire. Also IF this does turn out to be cancer....is a bilat mastectomy an option?

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Re:Introduce Yourself - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:54 PM
Hi,

I had a fine needle biopsy and not sure if thats the same thing from your post, if it is it really took no time at all, may be ten minutes in total. A mast is always an option but there are other options too so be sure to research before deciding , stick to reputable sites like www.breastcancer.org


Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
Currently taking Arimidex /Zometa 1 x yearly
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cat27
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Re:Introduce Yourself - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:02 PM
Thanks. These, they are different. Needle loc is having a needle inserted under mammo and a very fine wire with a hook on the end left in the area of the problem then off to surgery for a lumpectomy with the wire as guide to those tiny little buggers.

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