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malcolm2009

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:28 PM
So I met with my surgeon today (Mom went with me).  He truly feels that the lumps are benign after looking at the ultrasound.  He would absolutely tell me if he was the slightest bit concerned about anything he saw or felt or heard me say.  I do trust him.  He respects my mental state and says that the decision is up to me.  He said, if I lose any sleep over this, it's not worth it and we can remove the lumps.  If I feel comfortable and am not worried, then he recommends a follow up in a couple of months.  I feel relief after speaking with him and will probably wait a couple of weeks to see how I'm dealing with it.  Thoughts?
3/1/10 DX IDC.  Age 42 at DX
3/10/10 Lumpectomy, Sentinel/axillary node removal
Sentinel node and axillary nodes all negative
Stage II, Grade 2, 2.5cm, ER+/PR+, HER2-
6/9/10 Four rounds of TC complete
8/16/10 Thirty three sessions of radiation complete
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:51 PM
Malcolm...Personally, I would "wait & see".  Surgery has its own risks. 
<message edited by artlab on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:52 PM>
Karen
New Jersey
DX 8/09 at age 51 
Tumor: 2 cm/Grade 3 
Lumpectomy/sentinal lymph node biopsy: 9/10/09
Clean margins/lymph nodes clear
IDC
Triple Negative
Stage 1
Chemo A/C started 10/15/09 4 rounds--DONE!! 
Taxol 12 rounds--DONE!!!
Radiation 3/2410-mid-May--DONE!! 
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:56 PM
I received a call from the office that does my mammograms...my first "post-treatment" mammos are scheduled for Aug. 30.  They can't "find" my previous films!!!  According to the records, I signed them out and took them to the cancer center (same hospital/facility)...and the cancer center said they were returned to me!!!!  ???????????????   I have NO recollection of most of this (which means nothing with my chemo brain in full swing!)...so tomorrow I need to #1 call the cancer center...and #2 start a search here at home!!!!  Fortunately, the last few were digital...
Karen
New Jersey
DX 8/09 at age 51 
Tumor: 2 cm/Grade 3 
Lumpectomy/sentinal lymph node biopsy: 9/10/09
Clean margins/lymph nodes clear
IDC
Triple Negative
Stage 1
Chemo A/C started 10/15/09 4 rounds--DONE!! 
Taxol 12 rounds--DONE!!!
Radiation 3/2410-mid-May--DONE!! 
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:33 PM
Hey there Karen! My first post mam & ultrasound is scheduled for Dec. The Onc said I had to wait 6 mos. out from rads?? I finish rads early June?? What gives??
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DX@ age: 46 on 8/17/09
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Lumpectomy R.B. 1.08 CM.  Er+ & PR+
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 3:17 AM
Malcom, my first thought would be to tell you to have the biopsy which would be sensible.  
However like you, I respect and trust my BS and in year two when I faced a similar dilemma despite my better judgement I took his advice and waitied and all was well.
I still feel the hardened area but it's simply scar tissue. 

If you're at all worried or losing sleep over this I'd definatly have the biopsy as in my case I felt okay with it all. 

Laurie, I think they like to give some time for rads tx to settle down before doing another mammo, I finished rads in April and had a mammo at the end of summer that same year.

Karen, just what you need NOT!!!   I hope you find them:)
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:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:10 AM
Yeah Tricia that's what the Onc had said, wait 6 mos after rads to get the radiology out of my system so we don't see a false positive on my mam. I was curious as to why Karen who finished her rads up a month earlier than myself is now getting her mam? How can this rule of thumb differ so much?
Laurie/S.Fl.
DX@ age: 46 on 8/17/09
IDC Stage 1, Grade 3, Node Neg. Hert2-
Lumpectomy R.B. 1.08 CM.  Er+ & PR+
Onca score:  "24"          BRCA-Negitive!
Chemo-(8) C.M.F...   DONE final 3/17/10
Rads x 36..............   DONE final 6/04/10
1200 UI Vitamin D    & Tamoxifen 5 yrs.



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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:14 AM
Ok...Here it goes...I have been having pain in my right leg and lower back for awhile now (months).  I refused to acknowledge it until my boys summer vacation was over.  I was diagnosed 2 years ago in July and it was not  a very happy summer vacation, so I was not going to do that again.  My boys are going back to school monday and I have an appt. tuesday with onc. 
 
The pain is not consistent.  Sometimes I feel it and other times not at all.  I have been very active this summer with the Half Dome hike (14 hrs) and then Santa Cruz, Disneyland, and Monterey.  I will usually feel the aches and pains when I go to bed, but not every night.   The right leg seems weaker than the left and if I have been sitting for awhile I limp when I first get up, but after about 10 steps or so everything is fine.  I have not taken any pain meds for it, but I have just started glucosimine/chondroitin (sp).  All of my blood work is fine, I just had a follow up appt Aug 3.  I am somewhat freaking out, I am not sure how I will handle it if it is mets..I am scared, really scared...I was stage 3 and still had 5 pos. lymph nodes after chemo..That is freaking me out...Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers..I think I am going to demand a scan.  Any suggestions on which one would be best?  Thanks everyone for being here and supporting all of us...
 
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Susie
43@ DX 7/18/08
No primary breast tumor
only found by biopsy of axilla lymph nodes
er/pr+ her-
Chemo 8/08 4 a/c 4 taxol finished 11/24/08
Bilat mast 12/08. w/ tissue expanders
5+/23 nodes
No signs of tumor in breast after pathology
pet, ct, and mri all negative for primary tumor 
 28 Rads started 2/2/09 finished 3/13/09  YEA!!!!!!!!!
hysterectomy April 24, 2009
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:32 AM
Susie,

I'll bet anything it's a problem in your back that radiates to the leg.  I have some of the same issues.  Let us know.

Hug,
Elaine
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:52 AM
Thanks Elaine..You always seem to be right so I am going to go with you on this one..BTW, I love your picture..You look great...
43@ DX 7/18/08
No primary breast tumor
only found by biopsy of axilla lymph nodes
er/pr+ her-
Chemo 8/08 4 a/c 4 taxol finished 11/24/08
Bilat mast 12/08. w/ tissue expanders
5+/23 nodes
No signs of tumor in breast after pathology
pet, ct, and mri all negative for primary tumor 
 28 Rads started 2/2/09 finished 3/13/09  YEA!!!!!!!!!
hysterectomy April 24, 2009
 expander exchange for silicone 11/19/09
Aromosin May09- 5 YRS

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 12:21 PM
good thoughts coming your way Susie!  I am right there with you, mri of my breast tomorrow, hoping for fast results from PET done yesterday and mri tomorrow.  I hope you get reassured soon also.
every time I pray for me I'll also pray for you.
Marianna (the unicorn) 
idc grade 3, 3.8 cm  stage 3  dx2/10
metastatic ductal carcinoma to 4 of 17 axillary lymph ,    
left modified radical mastectomy     
chemo was 
A/C dd done 5/10
taxol dd  done 7/10
then radiation   33 doses, done 10/10  
then Tamoxifen for 5years or until natural menopause
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