Still waiting on my BRAC results, but sure I will start right out with the bilateral mastectomy because I do not want radiation if I can avoid it.
- Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI
- Member Since Sep 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Survivor: Breast Cancer
- Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No
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2ndBC wrote on ryrysnana's wall
Hi, I also was diagnosed with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer last September 2011at 53. I since have gone thru lumpectomy, chemo and chose to have bilateral mastectomy vs radiation since I found out I was BRAC positive, and reconstruction (looks great). It's a rough road ahead of you but be strong! Think positive and know you can beat this! I'm also from MI so if you need a good surgeon & plastics let me know, mine were fantastic at St. Joe's in Ann Arbor.
2ndBC shared an experience
Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): Cancer is back but different kind, 1st was positive estrogen receptor (1998), this time Triple Negative 9/2011.
Luckly it was caught very early due to a "Miracle". In August 2011, I was driving 55 mph when I felt I was going to faint, pulled to the side of the road in time, did not feel good so I went to the hospital, my blood work was a little strange so they did a CAT scan of my chest and saw nodules in my lung. The doctors could not find anything that night but suggested to see my oncologist about the nodules. My oncologist scheduled a PET scan and there they found out the nodules were not cancer but the Breast Cancer showed up. My mammogram was not scheduled til Jan 2012 and my oncologist said my prognosis would have been alot different if this did not get caught til then.