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hi my name is Jennifer, I'm 43 from ne ohio. I'm anxiously waiting for my surgery this coming Friday and put one step behind me.
diagnosed 10/27/2017
triple negative breast cancer
stage 1 grade 3
lumpectomy 11/10/2017
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Hi Jennifer. I'm Lee, 56, from Montana. I'm having a lumpectomy the same day as you are. Let's hold hands across the miles.

Diagnosed 4/17/17
TNBC (or possibly small cell)
stage 3A grade 3
lumpectomy 11/10/2017
AC-T chemo
possibly proton therapy radiation
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good luck to you!!!
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stage 1 grade 3
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Welcome Jennifer and Lee, so glad you found us but so sorry for the need. The anticipation anxiety pre-surgery is awful. do your best to take care of yourself during this time.Rest all you can, up your protein intake for healing. Additional iron in your diet can't hurt either. If you experience extreme anxiety that prevents you from sleeping, eating or just plain terrifies you tell your doctor. Sometimes getting thru these hardest of treatment times can be helped thru medication. Come here with your fears and questions, we truly all do know what this time in your life is like. let us know how it goes, we will all be thinking of you both.
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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And you, Jennifer!
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How did surgery go, Jennifer?
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Good , surgeon removed entire 1.5 cm mass and 2 lymph nodes, path report came back no cancer found in lymph nodes ,, last few days I have some swelling right under incision where the lymph nodes were removed.
How was your surgery? How are you feeling ?..
diagnosed 10/27/2017
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lumpectomy 11/10/2017
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Hi Jennifer, Hooray! That sounds like all good news. It went well. There was a .1 cm residual tumor (original tumor was 2.2 cm before chemo), but they got it and got negative margins. I have swelling under my incision too and am wearing a sports bra with padding to put compression on it. It is weird how numb the whole area is. But I feel healthy and strong, though tired at times. Are you headed for radiation next? Lee

Diagnosed 4/17/17
TNBC (or possibly small cell)
stage 3A grade 3
AC-T chemo
lumpectomy 11/10/2017
possibly proton radiation therapy (as opposed to standard photon radiation)
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Next up is chemo for me 😒 my swelling and weird numbness is under my armpit incision only where he took out 2 lymph nodes, the other incision around nipple doesn’t bother me at alll.
diagnosed 10/27/2017
triple negative breast cancer
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lumpectomy 11/10/2017
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chemo
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I was recently diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, grade 3 on 11/3/17. I have 2 spots on my left breast and 1 spot in my axillary lymph node. Due to the overall size between the 3 locations, I must have chemo first to shrink the tumors. I was told I will then need some sort of surgery, followed by radiation. I just had pet scans, cat scans, and an MRI of both breasts done the day before Thanksgiving Day, so I am still awaiting those results....hoping there isn't already cancer elsewhere. Anyone here with a similar situation?

Also, I am self-supporting, self-employed with hardly any money in the bank. If I am sick and cannot work, my 3 cats and I will be homeless while I go through this cancer. Anyone have any suggestions? I am located in Los Angeles County in the San Fernando Valley, CaliforniaCry

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Donna, I am so rarely on anymore but just saw your post. I was dx 17 years ago while a self employed single parent. My daughters were 9 & 13. I couldn't afford to be sick! Fortunately I sailed thru it all. Trust me....not always easy but I was able to work. The beauty of being self employed is being able to arrange work time. Hopefully you have a job that enables you to do that. Do you pay into EDD? They pay if you only work part time. I also did acupuncture which I swear was responsible for maintaining my energy level. I didn't have it until a week after the first chemo. With successive infusions I would go directly from chemo to acupuncture. Boy did I feel the difference. Good luck to you. It is doable. I've known others that have worked thru tx.

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Hello everyone.  I am a new member to the site, but have been using it as a resource since my DX March 3rd, 2016. TNBC Left Breast: Stage 2A, Grade 3, no node involvement, 4x4cm. AND Right Breast Stage 0 DCIS, no node involvement 7x4 cm tumor.

I'm 18 months post surgery...bilateral lumpectomies, AC chemo 4 rounds, dose dense, 16 wks Taxol, dose dense, 36 rounds of radiation both breasts.

In the months following, I have developed a large seroma in my right breast, and been diagnosed with, and had surgery to correct congestive heart failure (Due to Afib). Heart specialist says AC chemo was the culprit with the heart. Heart surgery (Ablation, Mayo Clinic October,2017) has fixed that problem.

Despite the difficult road past treatment, I have just completed my latest onc appointment with GREAT results. I appreciate the information and the wonderful, strong women who come forward to help others in this battle.
  I want to say, make no mistake....it is a BATTLE!  Married to a warrior....Army and Law Enforcement for 42 years! I have learned that there really are battles in our lives that we MUST fight, and this one is no different than soldiers on the fields of battle have to endure.
We don't always see the enemy coming, and nearly never know how they will be armed, or how mighty the battle will be, but we can be armed for the fight with wonderful WARRIORS beside us, and competent, caring medical professionals helping us in the fight.
Thank you all for your GRACE under fire, and your willingness to help your sisters in this WAR.  Remember....you are not alone!
Thank you!

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