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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Finished last round of treatment Oct 23,2013. Was a ruff start first treatment was to strong and tore up my colon landed me in the hospital. Found another oncologist who listened and got me through the treatments. It was very hard my blood counts would drop every time and anything you could thing of happened. But again I was lucky to find a really great oncology team to help me through this. Some of the things I learned out of this experience is how important it is to find the right doctors for you. Go with your gut instinct, listen to your body and fight for it. Only you know how your body feels so fight for it. Make sure the doctors understand and if they don't research it yourself and find someone who will understand you. Because doctors don't always know what is right for you.

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      Fantastic! I hope you get to feeling a lot better very soon. That's an adorable photo with your son.

      over 3 years ago
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    Celebrating my 5yrs old sons Star Wars Birthday and finishing Chemotherapy. I was a ruff year with many problems but we all made it through. Dealing with a lot of side effects and damage after fighting the war of triple negative breast cancer. I still have radiation to go, but I enjoy every good day I have.

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      GregP_WN

      Glad to hear you're done with chemo! Good luck with the Radiation, it will be easier than chemo most likely, and Happy Birthday to the little guy!!

      over 3 years ago
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      Gabba

      My son is almost 37 and also had a Star Wars birthday at age 5... The more things change, the more they stay the same...congrats to both of you and may the coming year bring you both everything you wish for...Happy Thanksgiving with lots to be thankful for...God bless!

      over 3 years ago
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      Lirasgirl33

      This is such a cute picture of you and your son. Are you Princess Leia? I miss throwing themed parties for my little guy. He's now 12 and a pre-teen so things change a bit. I'm really happy to see that you are making the most of the good days and enjoying those special moments. I wish you all the best once you start radiation. Keep rockin on! Hugs.

      over 3 years ago
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    Trala asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Well Iam glad I went for my second opinion.

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      SusanK

      I know the problem, trying to decide lumpectomy vs. mastectomy. It is much harder when the doctors have differing views, too. I have tnbc as well, and decided on bi-lateral mastectomy and chemo. It was a peace of mind thing for me as my doctors said chances for long-term survival were the same. I just wanted to be as aggressive as I could be, and in my mind, removing both breasts seemed the logical choice. I made my decision, went into offensive mode, and fought my battle. I have never, not once, had a second thought about my choice. Once you've made up your mind, don't look back. Look forward...to your recovery and happier times with friends and family. Stay strong!

      about 4 years ago
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      CountryGirl

      I was told that there was less than 10% chance that it would spread to the other breast. I don't know if that statistic was specific to my situation or a general number. Generally, said my oncologist, the breast cancer moves to an organ, which is why he continues to check my blood levels for liver, kidneys, etc. even though I have been NED for a little more than one year. I had a double mastectomy. I elected not to have reconstruction because it delays treatment and requires a longer recovery.

      about 4 years ago
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      Julie99

      I decided on a bilateral mastectomy when I was BRCA-2 positive, even though I don't have a family history. A few hours before I got the results I still had the choice of lumpectomy or mastectomy. SO glad I did the bilateral! The original lump I found which they first said was 1.7cm was really 2.5cm, plus the other 2... a 1cm and .6cm. My surgeon didn't expect any lymph nodes, but 1 tested positive during surgery so she took them all. That 1 was the only positive out of 11. But they got it ALL and that makes me feel a lot better. I'm happy with my decision.
      Trust your gut, speak up for yourself and be your own advocate! If it doesn't feel right for you, speak up. It is a roller coaster ride but staying positive and reach out has made a HUGE difference for me. Best of luck!

      about 4 years ago
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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Found lump in my right breast 39 years old never had mamogarm. Have been sick with flu,cold for months. I jusut thought my two young kids 2 yr and 6 yr were bringing home some virisus. The whole family was really sick before Christmas. So I did not think of much about me being sick. I was the one who felt tne lump in my rigt breast. I thougt at first that it hurt and was from where my son had hit me by accidet in the boob the week before. I made the fist appointmet to get it checked out. Everything has happen so fast from that day on. I knew from the moment I felt the lump it was not good. It has been a rollercoaster ride. I have been learning more and more about what type of cancer I have. I have also been learning more about how much the doctors don't know and how important it is to ask questions and get second oppinons. Got second opinion. Switched doctors mainly because I felt more comfortable with her plan of treatment. I tested negative for the family gene, no surprise there. Im the first in a very larger family to get cancer. Planning a mascetomy have not decided on unilateral or bilaterl masctomy.

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      SusanK

      By all means, keep asking those questions until you are satisfied. Please visit tnbcfoundation.org for more info about triple negative bc.

      about 4 years ago