Hi, I'm Beth, 52, from Manhattan, Kansas area......just registered tonight! I live with my boyfriend and have 3 grown sons and a grandson in CA.
I had a left mastectomy (large area of tumor) in Mar and lymph nodes removed that were cancerous, 4 rounds of AC with nuelasta shots (nausea, chemo brain, fired ovaries, night sweats and all), currently taking 12 taxol (3 weeks on then one week with neupogen shot....halfway through...hurray!), then I'll have radiation and hormone therapy. I have metastatic breast cancer. I'll have to come back to post more details because I can't remember! lol
Oh, yes...I am also taking effexor for the hotflashes, ambien at night and hydrocodone for pain due to damaged nerves in my chest and underarm.
This seems like a nice group.
***Edited 8/5/05 Here is my DX:
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma .....Metastatic left breast cancer.
3/9/05 I had a left modified rad mastectomy and left axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy and right breast needle core biopsies.
(Rt breast biopsies benign : Hurray!)
Estrogen positive 3+ and progesterone positive 2+
Her-2 ACIS score 1.3
*Tumor mass of 5.0 x 5.0 x 1.5 cm showing extensive invasive lobular carcinoma in a background of extensive lobular carcinoma in-situ with numerous microcalcifications. Angiolymphatic space invasion is present.
*#1 Sentinel node 1.2 x 0.3 cm "positive for metastatic tumor"
Axillary contents - 5 of 10 lymph nodes metastatically involved; one lymph node 1.7cm, additional small lymph nodes, one additional larger lymph node
*Extrcapular extension by tumor is seen.
Post Edited (Beth K) : 8/5/2005 12:40:12 PM (GMT-6)