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    Posted: Sep 15 2013 at 11:32pm
3 days after Chemo my mri is at 10:30 a.m. I am so nervous and scared to see what is going to light up and if my sent node is still clear. They give me a cd with the images but I am too scared to look at I think. The report takes a while to write  up. My official meeting with my breast surgeon is next monday and plastic surgeon. 

I'll post tomorrow when I get back. I've done all I can...take all the chemo they gave me.  I just now wait....

How long do they give you before I decide on what type of surgery I will have or would like to have. I know it depends on the mri but I still undecided on which route if given I could do either.
Diagnosed 4/29
Lymph nodes clear on MRI on 5/20
2x2 statge 1 or 11A
AC and T 6/9 - 9/13
final mri- no lymph 4mm or less residual
Lump right side on 10/16
7 nodes taken - all clear - clean margins

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote debB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 16 2013 at 11:40am
Hi Tracy,

Good luck with the MRI today. Honestly, I wouldn't know what to look for on the disc! I would guess they should have the report ready in a day or two though and that should give you some information. Also, keep in mind that if you just had your last infusion 3 days ago that it is still going to keep working for a while.

I don't know how long they will give you to decide on which surgery. You might wnat to look through some of the old posts and generate a list of questions for the surgeon. I know that I was told statistically the outcome is the same between the two. In the end, it is a very personal decision for most women and no right or wrong.

Keep us posted!
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Dx 4/29/11, 46 yrs old, 3.9 cm tumor, Stg 2 Grade 3 chemo 4 rounds DD AC, 12 weekly taxol, finish. Lumpectomy, 2mm residual tumor. 37 rounds rads completed. Cisplatin/PARP trial
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I got my mri cd's and was viewing the images but its like trying to decipher a code. I know what my last mri looked liked and I can clearly see the marker they left in and dont see the white lightning. 

Has anyone ever been able to read their own mri images? I can't tell which image is even my sen lymph node. 

I am fed exing the surgeon my cd's tomorrow and they'll be sending the written report this week.
Diagnosed 4/29
Lymph nodes clear on MRI on 5/20
2x2 statge 1 or 11A
AC and T 6/9 - 9/13
final mri- no lymph 4mm or less residual
Lump right side on 10/16
7 nodes taken - all clear - clean margins

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Wow Seems like yesterday you just started chemo Tracy.  LOL 

Can't remember if you are getting tested for BRCA.  I think that is the most telling on which surgery option.  

With me there was no test post chemo pre surgery.  There was a midway chemo PET scan which was showing response to chemo.  I was BRCA+ so I opted for the bilateral Mx.  It was after surgery that the pathology determined I had Pcr. 

Good luck my friend. 

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02/12/13 DX TNBC, Grade III, Stage 3, 3.3cm tumor, IMN and 1 lymph Positive, Chemo A/C T complete 6/13
BRCA1-/BRCA2+ Variance, BIL 7/13, 33 RADS complete 10/13 Remssion :)
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I had an MRI halfway through chemo but before surgery. I had an extremely positive result - no tumors showing up anywhere. I had previously had IDC and lymph node involvement. I  would imagine that when you get your results back you will have some time to decide what comes next. I had several months. I am wishing you luck and sending prayers - I know that the waiting is the worst!
IDC 2-21-2012 @ age 42 TNBC, Stage IIA, Gr 3, 1.5cm Tumor Rt Breast, 3 Lymph Nodes, Neoadj Chemo, TACx6,BRCA Neg, Bilateral Mastectomy 7-30-12, 28 Rads, Bilateral DIEP 5-22-13...3 Beautiful Daughters
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I Just fed ex'd my cd's to John Hopkins to my breast surgeon. I still am in so much pain today with the aching bones. I am brca negative on both counts. My dr thought I would be positive since my gmother and her sister had it. I never got it.  I  tried my best to see what was lit up and the node but when they put the dye in it all looks the same. I"ll wait till Monday. I pray that the chemo worked. I have been in bed all day.  I just want the healing to start. Today is bad for me. It took everything just to go usps to overnight the cd's to him.
Diagnosed 4/29
Lymph nodes clear on MRI on 5/20
2x2 statge 1 or 11A
AC and T 6/9 - 9/13
final mri- no lymph 4mm or less residual
Lump right side on 10/16
7 nodes taken - all clear - clean margins

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My results - should I be happy?



Significant reduction in the mass burden status post
chemotherapy with small residual, less than 4 mm sized enhancing nodules
but overall increased focal vascularity, suggesting residual disease. No
new areas of abnormal enhancement. No contralateral disease. No axillary
lymphadenopathy.


Diagnosed 4/29
Lymph nodes clear on MRI on 5/20
2x2 statge 1 or 11A
AC and T 6/9 - 9/13
final mri- no lymph 4mm or less residual
Lump right side on 10/16
7 nodes taken - all clear - clean margins

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