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What is the prognosis of stage 3 medullary carcinoma? Ten years ago I had a lumpectomy and radiation. Now I have tumors in both breasts and face a bilateral radical mastectomy plus chemo. What is my prognosis?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2007
    When I was going through cancer treatment, I refused to hear negative stories. It didn't do me any good and just depressed me. There are many more women alive today because of the treatments available. No human can really talk prognosis with any amount of certainty because we don't have a clue. If I were you, I would not focus on your diagnosis but on your fight that is ahead of you. Here is Marianne, who has fought a huge battle and won. There are many, many women on this board who have made it and are alive and well today. We are all here to support you. We know this is the scary thing to be facing but we have all been there. We know that terror but also know success. Please don't spend time and energy looking at that half empty glass.... you might at well believe you are going conquer this and win the battle. Do not put a limit on your life by talking prognosis because in reality, it doesn't help you.... it drags you down both mentally and physically. Who actually knows what YOUR prognosis will be?Prognosis, is a cold, analytical statistic.... you are a warm, loving, living, breathing, feeling, human being. Only God knows how long any of us have on this earth. Your job right now is to fight like a girl, get through your treatment and start living your wonderful life. Again, we are all here to support you and share our experiences with you. God's blessings to you. Hang in there and take care, Sharon
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    • Darlene Saba Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Great attitude and JUST what I need to hear!!!!

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    The minute that I was diagnosed I made the decision to have a bilateral mastectomy and it was the best decision I have made. I will soon have my implant exchange.
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I was diagnosed with stage 3 incasive lobular 1/25/2011. Today I am cancer free!!!! It was a hell of a year but God and great doctors, nurses, and techs brought me to this place. You can get here too. God Bless your journey you are not alone we are all with you.
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      Stage 1 Patient

      How can you be positive that you are cancer free????

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      How can anybody know they won't get hit by a truck tomorrow? If you are told by an oncologist "You are cancer free" what's to dismiss? It is unfortunate, some cancer can reoccur but some of those cancer's are a totally different type of breast...

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      How can anybody know they won't get hit by a truck tomorrow? If you are told by an oncologist "You are cancer free" what's to dismiss? It is unfortunate, some cancer can reoccur but some of those cancer's are a totally different type of breast cancer. Yes.... I CAN get hit by a truck but at least I know I didn't get hit by a truck TODAY. My oncologist told me when I completed treatment.... it was my job to go out and live a wonderful life. It was his job to worry about my health. My glass is half full and my happiness is overflowing. Worrying about what might happen doesn't make it not happen, it just makes you miserable. God's blessings to you and take care, Sharon

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    • Marianne R. Profile
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      Survivant depuis 2011

      Today I am cancer free tomorrow maybe different. Today I will live my best life. I am planning a New Years party, going to Mule days in May, a summer cruise. I always aware of my health and I keep all of my appointments. A few years ago a person...

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      Today I am cancer free tomorrow maybe different. Today I will live my best life. I am planning a New Years party, going to Mule days in May, a summer cruise. I always aware of my health and I keep all of my appointments. A few years ago a person with my diagnoses would be kept comfotable. Today I have a future. How am I going to live it? I choose to be grateful, and happy for every hour of every day. I say a prayer of gratitude for all of the treatments, doctors, techs, and nurses that got me to this place.

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    Stage 1 Patient
    So it came back after 10 years?! I've heard stories of return after even 30 years. I don't know how one can say one is ever cancer free. A nurse told me that it usually travels from the breast(s) to the brain, bone, lung, or liver. Lots of comfort that is! So I just wait for the recurrence. I've lost so many family members to cancers, but not breast cancer in any case. Three died within nine months. The wife of my uncle said, "once it gets into the lymph system, it's gone!" - meaning into the rest of the body. By the time it's found, it's already in the blood and lymph because they exchange fluids. I don't even want to know the odds. No more mammograms for me. I know the signs and symptoms already.
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