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What is the survival rate for stage 1 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma?

Carla Victor-rawson Profile
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Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Carla, you have SO MUCH going in your favor. This sounds like its an early stage, and it is hormone positive which means you have much more of a chance to starve the little beastie's with taking a hormone blocking drug. I was a 2-B invasive ductal carcinoma, with a positive node, it was also hormone positive. I chose to have a mastectomy just because I didn't want to take the chance of having the surgery and the possibility of not have clean margins. THey also said if I had a mastectomy. I would not have to come back for a multitude of radiation treatments. We live on an island and have to take a ferry..... daily for the treatments. So those were my two reasons for the choice of the mastectomy. I had 4 round of AC chemo and that was it for my treatment. We all make our choices for individual reasons. We ARE so lucky to have these choices to make! You need to get down to business and get it done. The quicker you do, the faster you can put this behind you and get on with your life. Breast cancer has already taken up enough of your time. You put on those big-girl-warrior-panties and march right through taking your wonderful life back for youself and for your family. Nobody wants to see you going through this but you can give them a fabulous picture of strength as you are kick-breast cancer's booty! Hang in there Carla, you GO GIRL! Take care, Sharon
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Carla, this is a question that comes up at various times during the process of treatment. I have always said there are statistics and then there are people. Statistics is a cold rigid bunch of numbers that justifies the existence of statisticians, computer programs, etc. You are human, a marvelous collection of living cells who had a mind, feelings, family, and everything to live for. Statistics take into consideration type, stage, etc. when they plug something like that into a computer and come up with a number. You are an individual... you are unique in your diagnosis, do not waste time or put any energy into statistics. You go into your treatment with a positive attitude, march through it with courage, and the "get-er'-done" mind set. You will be ok! It isn't a trip to Disneyland but the vast majority of us make the journey and go on to share our experience with others. Do NOT give these negative thoughts any power.... you are not a statistic. Some doctor's may think they have a line to God but they don't. Nobody knows how long they have to live and a statistical number is just a wild guess! Hang in there and take care, Sharon
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I'm stage 3 and cancer free. I'm sitting in the hospital 1 year out of treatment with new breasts and a tummy tuck. I wouldn't do all this if there wasn't a really long future.
    over 6 years Flag
    • lisa Schroeder Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Stage2 just diagnosed and always wantd boobs, what a way to get them,lol...but im a survivor with an aggresive attitude. Dr. Told me to keep up the attitude. Goodluck with ur new body

      about 6 years Flag
  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    I went into my journey not focused on anything other than I am a "survival rate". We all have a "survival rate" with or without cancer. You go girl with head held high and "can do" attitude and can go far! Good journey to you.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Carla Victor-rawson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you for getting back to me so soon. I was going to go for the mastectomy, however , the team truly believed that they will be able to get the whole tumor with a lumpectomy ( tumor 0.3 mm) I also have DCIS and as mentioned above Invasive Lobular Cancer ( 0.3 ) both in right breast. They will be doing a SB before surgery my estrogen Pro and Her- then 6.5 weeks of radiation ( including a week of something called a boost ) then I guess 5 years of Tomoxafin.The doctor said if he couldn't get clear margins or node involvement then It would probably be easier on me to do the mastectomy ... As Ive been waffling a bit to long over this... He just wants the cancer out! I guess it was made easier when my son called me and said he was crying over this..,that was my tipping point! How weird we're react to things.we just got the BRCA test back a week ago it was negative...I guess I've been numb and in shock about this since June 19th and all hit me Friday...time to jump into the water now.Thank you so much for your support
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Carla Victor-rawson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Sorry I'm estrogen and pro and Her-
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Carla Victor-rawson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Weird it's positive, positive and negative
    over 6 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      That is very, very, good!!!

      over 6 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      That is very good because it is easly treated

      over 6 years Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    My bi lat mastectomy is my person choice. The doctors gave me their opinion and I still decided to do the double partly for the artistic ease of making them match, then the medical side thoes sneekey little ivasive guys ca'n't land imm breasts that aren't there.
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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