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Soorya View Drop Down

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    Posted: Dec 15 2017 at 10:54am
Regret to meet in such a situation but need some support from you all wonderful people

I was diagnosed nov 16 for TNBC(stage 2 , BRCA negative,0 to 3 +ive nodes) .Did chemo,mastectomy and radiation
During my regular check up again in nov 17, diagnosed with local recurrence near mastectomy site.My scans are clear
Did a lumpectomy again and waiting for further treatment

Is anybody in similar situation diagnosed with in such short time.

Also is this curable?
Need some support and hope
BTW i am 35 yr old
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Welcome soorya, so glad you found us but so very sorry for your recurrence. I was diagnosed last year with a recurrence, but my first was in 2009. Your 2 diagnoses being this close together means they'll probably say it's the same event not fully cured would be my guess, whereas mine has to be a brand new growth, which is quite rare. Regardless, they'll treat it the same I think. Have they determined if it Was just in the remaining breast tissue? Is the pathology of it _exactly_ the same as the first? I believe you're saying they've done a lumpectomy first? If that's the case, are they saying they got good sized, clean margins?
My advise always is to get a second opinion. My second opinion at MD Anderson this time changed the chemo plan. I had a complete response (all cancer was gone at the time of my surgery after chemo) so my second opinion was a possibly life saving decision! And yes, I'd say this is indeed curable -
it's been over a year since my surgery and I still show no evidence of disease, I'm feeling better every day and I'm enjoying myself more than I have in many years. You will get thru this! Feel free to send me a private message if you'd like to talk.
IDC, 2.2 cm, Stage IIb,lumpectomy 1/30/09 ACx4,Tx4 36 rads
6/1/17 Local recurrence same breast, same spot 1.8cm Carb.4x every 3 wks, Taxol 12x once wk. Dbl Mast. PCR!! Reconstruction fail, NED!
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