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Diagnosed at 33yrs old and 25 wks pregnant

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Topic: Diagnosed at 33yrs old and 25 wks pregnant
Posted By: Fallmomma929
Subject: Diagnosed at 33yrs old and 25 wks pregnant
Date Posted: Jun 24 2018 at 2:35am
I was just diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer officially on Friday, just a day and a half ago. Iím 33 years old, and pregnant with my first baby, due 9/29. Itís been a long few days. I would love to hear some success stories. And I would also appreciate some candid thoughts. Iím starting chemo a week from Monday. To my understanding, they are calling it stage II since it has also spread to my lymph node. I want to be hopeful, but I need to be realistic. I have a daughter coming sooner than expected- we will deliver early, but not sure how early yet. I want to be hopeful for a long life with my boyfriend and daughter, but some of the stuff Iím reading is just terrifying. Iíll have surgery after I deliver, probably 2 weeks after. And then probably have radiation and chemo but Iím not entirely sure about those plans yet. I just want to be able to be a parent with my boyfriend, and be a mom to our daughter. There are a lot of what ifs to think about. And getting lost in my own thoughts is the worst part
Of all of this so far. I am really sad for my boyfriend. And grateful he is the person he is. He hasnít left my side. I have a great family and friends- theyíre all so supportive. It was really hard and emotional telling them. I donít want people to pity or feel bad for me. I want to be informed but itís so terrifying reading all of this information. During the day, Iíve had a lot of people around me which has helped me from keeping my mind off of things. But at night, when I canít sleep is when Iím just lost in my thoughts and start googling things to read. Are there any other women out there diagnosed during pregnancy?

Posted By: parrynd1
Date Posted: Jun 24 2018 at 12:06pm

Sorry to have to have you find us here but Iím glad you did! I wasnít pregnant when I was diagnosed, but I was young, age 28, and planning a wedding and pregnancy with 9 months left till I graduated with my bachelors. That was the plan anyways, but life made other plans. I can tell you google is the worst. You think it will make you feel better to know all the statistics and information, but in reality you donít know if those groups studied really apply to your situation. I think google is good to reasesrch treatment options and information about surgery, chemo, radiation. Iím not going to lie and say everything will be sunshine and rainbows, but there are so many success stories and survivorship out there that I encourage you to look for. I found a few blogs from young adults with TNBC and that helped me with what to expect and just connect with someone going through a similar situation.

We are now getting married in Jan on our 10 year anniversary and looking to start a family via surrogate in 2019. There is hope and hardship ahead but thatís how life goes I think. Iíll keep you in my prayers and wish the best for your baby girl, you and family!

Dx 9/016 Age 28, 3c, Grade 3, 1/5 Nodes, BRCA -, KI-67 >90%, I-Spy 2, DD A/C, Lumpectomy w/ 3 nodes removed, TC, Rads
2/2018 recurrence + brain & lung mets, Craniotomy, SRS, IPI-549, Opdivo/Avastin

Posted By: 123Donna
Date Posted: Jun 24 2018 at 8:24pm
We've had several members who were diagnosed when pregnant or just after delivery.  I believe it's called Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer.  I can tell you the ones I'm in contact with are doing well and their babies are growing up fast!" rel="nofollow -

DX IDC TNBC 6/09 age 49, Stage 1,Grade 3, 1.5cm,0/5Nodes,KI-67 48%,BRCA-,6/09bi-mx, recon, T/C X4(9/09)
11/10 Recur IM node, Gem,Carb,Iniparib 12/10,MRI NED 2/11,IMRT Radsx40,CT NED11/13,MRI NED3/15

Posted By: Leahstuffle
Date Posted: Sep 24 2018 at 11:39am
Hey, Fallmomma!
Wondering how you are doing? I'm 20 weeks pregnant and finished my third round of AC last week. Praying for a pCR for you and for myself!

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