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I was Reading my post operative pathology report and found out I jumped from grade 2 to grade 3. Feeling like it's no longer curable. How do you cope?

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Stage 2A Patient almost 8 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anónimo
    Stage 4 Paciente
    I understand hoe you're feeling. I was diagnosed last year at 49 with stage 3C breast cancer. I was scared beyond belief. The cancer was also in my chest wall and 13 lymph nodes with some breaking outside the node. Went through 8 rounds of chemo then a bilateral mastectomy. They discovered that chemo hadn't helped as much as they thought. So....I switched chemo drugs and had 8 more 3 weeks after my surgery. Then 33 radiation treatments. I'm on tamoxifen now and I'm happy to say I'm in remission!!! It wasn't easy. You just take it one day at a time. If that's too much....one hour at time. You'll get to the other side of all this. And we're cheering you on.....every step of the way!!!!!!
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi Diana. Nice to see you. Jayme

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      anónimo
      Stage 2A Paciente

      Thank you Diana. I guess I was just upset over my upgraded diagnosis. After my first Biopsy they said I was Stage 1, Grade 2 no Lymph node involvement but they would have to do a Sentinel Node because of the IDC. After surgery I was upgraded to...

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      Thank you Diana. I guess I was just upset over my upgraded diagnosis. After my first Biopsy they said I was Stage 1, Grade 2 no Lymph node involvement but they would have to do a Sentinel Node because of the IDC. After surgery I was upgraded to a stage 2a grade 3 and after 2 surgeries they failed to get clear margins. They said I would need chemo first and than a mastectomy. They told me since I am Er and Pr and HER2- that was a good thing. Getting a port, Chemo and the long journey ahead of me is really scary. I really do appreciate this website and everyone's words of encouragement.

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2007
    I, too, had a disappointment in my post-op pathology report. After hearing from my surgeon right after my surgery that all 5 sentinel nodes were clear.... one came back positive in the pathology report. I know how you feel, as it is a huge let-down and you MOMENTARILY watch your life pass before your eyes. You just get back up on the pony and keep on riding! The shock of this will pass.... you will get better, you will get well, you will be ok. You got through your treatment, and charge ahead with your life. This is just a piece of the puzzle of your disease. This is not charting your course of life. There are a vast majority of us who are alive and well years after beating breast cancer. You just work on being one of us. I swear a positive attitude will do more for you than 50 gallons of tears you could cry over this small fact. You reaction should be.... SO WHAT! Kick booty darlin' do not let this get you down. Fight like a girl and you will be a winner. Hang in there, much love and strength, take care, Sharon
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    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2012
    Please , please don't do that. I have a friend that's an 8 year survivor of an aggressive Stage 3C IDC. I won't lie to you. For a year she fought tooth and nail. She told me she carried a picture of her 4 children and husband to every treatment to remind her why she was fighting the disease. I saw her 2 weeks ago when she was on her way to take her 10 year old son-she was nursing him when she was diagnosed- to his summer ball tournament. Don't despair. It's totally normal to feel out of control, numb and in shock. You're getting ready to hear a hugh GoGirl from the Iron Lady's on this site. Hang in there. :-D Jo
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      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Thank you for your encouraging words.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anónimo
      Sobreviviente desde 2007

      Jo.... what an inspiring, and uplifting story to share with all of us. Thank you so much, Sharon

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    anónimo
    Stage 3B Paciente
    I'm 35 I have same diagnosis as you;( I Finished chemo may 8. Doing 25 radiation treatments 18 done so far. 5 years of tamoxifen fatter that but I will do whatever it takes to be here for my kids;) I never missed any of my son baseball games or my daughter dance while in treatment. Keeping a positive attitude and having a good support group has helped soo much. I will keep fighting and hope you do too. Best of luck ;)
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    anónimo
    Stage 2A Paciente
    It is absolutely still treatable-even curable! Try to stay positive and optimistic... I know for me that is hard at times- allow yourself to feel down for a bit if you need to, just don't wallow too long! Every day is a gift! Best of luck!
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2011
    I agree with everyone else -- breast cancer treatments have come SO far that I have said to myself, well, if I had to get cancer, this is the one I want! It's so treatable, accessible, removable, curable. Don't get down about it...instead, take a totally positive attitude, imagine your body is already rid of the cancer and you will beat it!
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  • Angela Bower Profile
    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    I am 30 with grade 3. My doc gave me 80 percent chance that I will stay in remission for the rest of my life if I don't do any further treatment and 95 percent if I do treatment.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    One day at a time
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  • Diane Washington Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2012
    One word Faith
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