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    Decision Point (At Mar 2017 doc talks Ovary and Fallopian tube removal...............): As I've said before, the side effects from every type of treatment so far have been horrific, so I have decided there will be no more meds.........no more cutting, maiming, mutilating, radiating, or anything else that might cause me to feel even a tiny bit worse than I already do. No prophylactic procedures for me. The Doc said even if they did cut off my breasts and remove my ovaries and fallopian tubes there is no guarantee that the sneaky TNBC won't be back. When one is post menopausal the stats on getting ovarian cancer aren't improved enough for me to go through the doors of a hospital ever again. I hate doctors, hospitals, etc. and until I hit 55, I had never even had a cold, the flu, or even a flu shot, so other than my yearly trip to the gyno I never had to see doctors. So, the doc said okay, but I want a CA125 and transvaginal ultrasound yearly in addition to Mammograms and MRIs every 6 months. I said fine, just keep me as far away from hospitals as is humanly possible!

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    Celebration (Remission): As I said, last Sep 2016 it looked as though the cancer was back, but the growth was benign, so I am 4 years cancer free. I had my 6 month mammogram and got the all clear in Mar. 2017!

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      motraveler

      Yeah for you. Prayers for you to keep the beast at bsy.

      over 2 years ago
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      beachbum5817

      Congratulations!!! This is wonderful news. Take care.

      over 2 years ago
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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): Since I had my lumpectomy in Aug. 2013, I went every 3 months for alternating Breast MRIs and Mammograms. Now it is every 6 months. In Sep. 2016 I was getting ready to celebrate because my Oncologist told me that unlike with other types of Breast Cancer, with TNBC the time to start relaxing is 3 years cancer free, not 5. Plus, Cancer free TNBC survivors have a better chance of staying that way if they make it to the 3 year mark. However, when I went in for my mammogram they saw something in my other breast had me come in for an MRI. There was a growth of some type and they were pretty sure the cancer was back. TNBC rarely shows up in the same place twice. So, I went back for an ultrasound and biopsy. It was a benign cyst!!!!! It collapsed when the pathologist stuck the needle in the 1st of 5 times for the core biopsy samples and she drew fluid.

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