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Has anyone had a second diagnosis of breast cancer?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
 
  • Barbara  Franzen Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes, I had triple negative invasive ductal cancer 11 years ago and had a lumpectomy chemo and radiation. I recently was diagnosed with the same type of cancer in the other breast. It is not a reoccurance but a new cancer. Each case is so different but if you are having any doubts about anything, get a second opinion. It really helps you make good decisions
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    • carla schuler Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Barbara,
      I found out I am triple negative. I had no idea I just knew I had IDC cell grade 2 tumor 1.7 to 2cm so to my surprise when the Oncologist told me the rest of my path report at my consult I was shocked. I had already decided on a...

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      Barbara,
      I found out I am triple negative. I had no idea I just knew I had IDC cell grade 2 tumor 1.7 to 2cm so to my surprise when the Oncologist told me the rest of my path report at my consult I was shocked. I had already decided on a bi-lateral mastectomy but I was going to have reconstruction done at the same time, now I am not so sure. Any input? So sorry you are having to go through this again! Once is enough for anyone.

      over 5 years Flag
    • Barbara  Franzen Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi Carla,

      Remember I beat it years ago as have others - its just a little trickier. Do you know if your lymph nodes were involved? I would agree with the masectomy - wish I would have done it the first time around - I would still have great...

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      Hi Carla,

      Remember I beat it years ago as have others - its just a little trickier. Do you know if your lymph nodes were involved? I would agree with the masectomy - wish I would have done it the first time around - I would still have great breasts at nearly 70 lol! Seriously, knowing what I know now, I would surely agree with your decision. I assume you will be doing chemo and radiation even with the surgery and just want you to know it wasn't all that bad.

      over 5 years Flag
  • Liz Carolan Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes. I had DCIS in my right breast nearly 20 yrs ago. In sept of this year I got Cribiform breast cancer in the left. I also have BRCA2. I just had a double mastectomy a week ago. I'm stiff and sore, but it's doable.
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