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    Posted: Jan 24 2015 at 12:51am
I've been diagnosed with stage 3c TNBC - 12/23 lymph nodes. I'm wondering if there are others out there who have survived such a late stage.
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Jtown, I'd be curious too.  I was diagnosed in 2013 with stage 3b.  I've had two recurrences in 2014 and this February.  I'm awaiting news on the staging and I have a bone scan on 3/5/3015.  
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Dear PatM1959,
I will pray for a good outcome on the bone scan you are getting tomorrow.
Also, jtown and Pat, there are ladies who are surviving many years with stage 4 cancer. I hoping someone will be along soon to give you some encouragement to that fact.

Love and God Bless,
Lillie
Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2018-12 yrs NED
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Hi ladies, I'm a so far so good Stage 3 warrior. I finished radiation in Sept of '09. My blood work has remained high, and I haven't had a scan in several years but I'm still standing! I go back for my annual the beginning of June and I always have panic attacks as the time draws closer but I think we all get a little crazy when it's time for checkups. So, yes there is life, love and a journey awaiting Stage 3's. Take good care of yourselves! Mainy
dx 7/08 TN 14x6.5x5.5 cm tumor

3 Lymph nodes involved, Taxol/Sunitab+AC, 5/09 dbl masectomy, path 2mm tumor removed, lymphs all clear, RAD 32 finished 9/11/09. 9/28 CT clear 10/18/10 CT clear
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I guess I'm a stage 3 survivor too.  I started out stage 1 in 2009.  My recurrence that was inoperable was restaged as stage 3A in 2010.  That was 4 1/2 years ago.  

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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

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Wo hoo to all the stage 3 surviviors - ya'll ROCK!!!
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Hi girls, I have 38, mi diagnóstico el 22 de mayo 2014: CA seno, basal like TN, EIII, T4. Ciclos 16 quimioterapias (4 rojas y 4 blancas carboplatino +plaquitaxel) Muchos dolores, hospitalizaciones y síntomas. Mastectomia radical y vaciamiento ganglionar radical 19/02/2015, patología libre de cáncer!!! I AM free of cancer!! Thanks God. I LOVE YESHUA. BLESSIngs WARRIOS from COLOMBIA
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Nesher, congratulations! Columbia is a beautiful country, it's wonderful that you are doing well. Take care.
dx 7/08 TN 14x6.5x5.5 cm tumor

3 Lymph nodes involved, Taxol/Sunitab+AC, 5/09 dbl masectomy, path 2mm tumor removed, lymphs all clear, RAD 32 finished 9/11/09. 9/28 CT clear 10/18/10 CT clear
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Hi jtown-
My wife was diagnosed 11/2013 with about the same staging- 10 positive nodes, and one more they couldn't get to, tumor was > 5cm.  I became the self-appointed fact-gatherer, etc. and that is why I am here.  I wanted her to just concentrate on the positive and not the negative, and stay off the internet reading 10 year old statics.  She did the chemo & radiation, finishing it on the first of July last year.  They incorporated carboplatin in the second regimen of chemo by the way, was a little harsh but she got through it.  Had a good response and has been NED since, just had another 6 month check-up.  Of course the anxiety is still an issue but she is living her life just as she did before.
All the best to you.
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My wife was diagnosed with locally advanced stage 3b TN in November 2013 at age 55, with >5cm tumor & 9 positive nodes.
After breast conserving surgery (was misdiagnosed originally- they told her small tumor and no nodes) She did the A/C first regime and Tax/Carboplatin second regimen and 33 radiation treatments and although is not a long-time survivor as of yet, she is NED 18+ months out and doing great. 
From what I've read it sometimes doesn't matter as much whether your stage 1, 2, or 3 with TNBC but rather the response to therapy. The more aggressive it is, the more prone to chemo it is in many circumstances as I understand it.

Greg.
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I love reading your posts, Greg! I got so much of my strength and comfort thru my ordeal from my husband. A loving, supportive and positive partner while going thru this process is priceless. He was unwavering in his belief that I would get thru it all and survive. He was my champion in demanding that I be heard by every Dr., that my concerns and issues were heard and respected by all medical personnel. He was at every important appointment - with digital recording device in hand - at every procedure and treatment. He did the shopping, drove the kids, made me eat - stood sentry between me and well meaning friends and family when I needed peace and space. He grilled the nutritionist on what I should eat to combat the anemia, then grilled steaks and made me eat them for breakfast :) he talked me into accepting the meal delivery plan our community insisted on providing us thru chemo (my kids loved having dinner show up each night - distractions involving food are fun!) he was EVERYTHING and I can tell you are too! I tell him there's going to be really special perks in heaven for the attentive partners of cancer patients.
IDC, 2.2 cm, Stage IIb,lumpectomy 1/30/09 ACx4,Tx4 36 rads
6/1/16 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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My wife was diagnosed in May TN 3.5cm w/ 3-4 lumph nodes, (3B)the tumor came out of nowhere, it's Grade 3, possible metaplastic with sqaumous features)her Primary gave her a thorough exam in April and didn't feel it. She had Stage 2B 8 yrs ago in the OTHER breast and we cellabrated NED after a PET/CT scan in late 2014. This tumor is above her nipple, like a half ping-pog ball, anyway, she is at Dr. Wilde/Scripps and they put her on Carbo/Gem to shrink... NOT WORKING. Oncologist is Sinclair/La Jolla, good record... he was dissappointed, needless to say we are depressed, as she is ok w/ masectomy and having nodes removed, but Carboplatin/Gemzar has not shrunk it after 1 1/2 cycles (3 infusions) chemo is supposed to be 6 times (12 infusions) they are saying she will finish this cycle (1 more infusion, plus a following Nulasta shot) then ultrasound to see size. thanks for reading...

She had TAC in 2008, the onco said the "A" Anthricycline, whatever it is has a lifetime limit and she can't have it any more.


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Gordon,

I'm so sorry about your wife's recurrence . I would post under the welcome new members or recurrence area of the forum to receive more responses.



Lump found 11/08
DX: 2/09 @52 TNBC
L. Mast. 3/26/09, SN-, BRCA-,
4.5 cm (post surgical)T2NOMO
Chemo: 4/09-10/09 Taxol x 12,
A/C x 4, No rad.No recon. NED 1/17. New Primary right breast TN, 2/2018.
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