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What is the survival rate of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Stage 2, Triple Negative and what are the side effects of TAC Chemo treatments?

Kristine Fonseca Profile
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Stage 2A Patient about 6 years
 
  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2006
    Hi Kristine I honestly don't have a definite answer for you regarding the survival rate . I have researched and read conflicting answers. I do know that it depends on the type of breast cancer that you are diagnosed with as well as other issues. However, I hope that you are encouraged by knowing that I celebrated my 5th year of being cancer free on 8/23/11. I was diagnosed with Triple Negative, Invasive and Stage 2A. I was 52 Yrs old when diagnosed and I am now 58. I know that God is in control of all our lives therefore I live my life a day at a time staying focused on what is most important to me and what makes me happy no matter what and that is my family and God. Follow your Dr's Advice:) always have hope, faith and love. Stay encouraged and enjoy each and everyday! Your Sister of Hope!!
    about 6 years Flag
    • Kristine Fonseca Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Zandra, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question! I do have much faith and a very strong support system. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance God Bless you and Congratulations on 5 years!!!
      Happy Holidays,
      Your little sister...

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      Zandra, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question! I do have much faith and a very strong support system. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance God Bless you and Congratulations on 5 years!!!
      Happy Holidays,
      Your little sister of hope!

      about 6 years Flag
    • 匿名 Profile
      匿名
      乳癌幸存者从 2006

      Kristine, you are very welcome and truly blessed to have a strong support system. (Which now also includes me) :) Please don't let your recent diagnose ruin your Holidays. To you and your family I wish you a very happy, safe, joyful and blessed...

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      Kristine, you are very welcome and truly blessed to have a strong support system. (Which now also includes me) :) Please don't let your recent diagnose ruin your Holidays. To you and your family I wish you a very happy, safe, joyful and blessed Holiday Season.
      Love and Blessings
      Your Big Sister Of Hope:)

      about 6 years Flag
    • bhang ruiz Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hello Zandra! So inspired by your words. Me too have IDC, triple negative, stage 2b. So scared everytime i google about triple neg that's why i stopped. Having my chemo now, will be my 6/8 on the 25th. Trying to fight the battle for my 13 yr old...

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      Hello Zandra! So inspired by your words. Me too have IDC, triple negative, stage 2b. So scared everytime i google about triple neg that's why i stopped. Having my chemo now, will be my 6/8 on the 25th. Trying to fight the battle for my 13 yr old son & 7 yr old daughter and a very loving & supportive husband.

      over 5 years Flag
    • Karren Williams  Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Amen!!!

      about 4 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Greetings Karen have you ever lived in Southern California?

      Love and Blessings!!

      about 4 years Flag
  • Cindy Rathbun Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Don't get caught up in numbers for "survival rate." If those statistics were important, we might never drive a car! I was diagnosed w Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Triple Neg in Jan 2008. I had chemo, lumpectomy, and radiation. This past March 2011, I felt a lump in the same breast...diagnosed DCIS, again TNBC. I elected to have bilateral mastectomy and immediate reconstruction. Post op pathology showed 2 additional types of micro malignant cells waiting to happen. I feel totally at peace with my decision. Life is good. I am back to playing golf and exercising. Yoga and meditation are high priority for staying focused and strong. The path to wellness starts in our own minds...know it, believe it, and you will be better than ever!
    about 6 years Flag
    • Kristine Fonseca Profile
      匿名
      Stage 2A 病人

      HI Cindy, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I truly appreciate your honesty and I am so glad to hear you are doing so well! I am just trying to take one day at a time for now. I just had my first Chemo treatment on Dec. 16th....

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      HI Cindy, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I truly appreciate your honesty and I am so glad to hear you are doing so well! I am just trying to take one day at a time for now. I just had my first Chemo treatment on Dec. 16th. Wasn't too bad but i hear they get more difficult as they go. I am scheduled for 6 treatments. 1 down, 5 to go.
      Happy Holidays,
      Kristine

      about 6 years Flag
    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Hi Kristine,

      Please know that this to shall pass. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through your journey . Stay encouraged and please don't let this disease that you have no control of destroy your spirits especially during the...

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      Hi Kristine,

      Please know that this to shall pass. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through your journey . Stay encouraged and please don't let this disease that you have no control of destroy your spirits especially during the holidays. Keep smiling, think positive enjoy your family and friends and remember that Jesus is the Reason for the season. It's exactly what I did when going through my chemotherapy treatments during the holiday season.
      Love and Blessings
      Your Big Sister Of Hope:)

      about 6 years Flag
    • Cindy Rathbun Profile
      匿名
      了解乳腺癌

      Hi Kristine,

      Checking in to see how you're doing, a full year out.

      almost 5 years Flag
  • Cindy Rathbun Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Kristina, My experience w chemo was TC, every 3 weeks for 4 cycles. I felt very much the same each time, with week 1 having more fatigue & bone aches, week 2 better, and week feeling good again to go into the next infusion. I was fortunate not to have nausea, loss of appetite, or other things I had heard about. Everyone is different, with so much dependant on the kind of chemo, and overall health to start with. I was 61 at the time, but very strong from years of being active and physically fit. Try protein shakes if you need calories...made with almond milk to cut down on dairy if nausea is an issue. Costco has great vanilla protein powder. Stay positive. Sounds as if you are, and that will be your biggest and best "medicine."
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Alison Soule Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I didn't use words "survival rate" because it's all different. Plus, my docs didn't. So many low stage cancers caught early are curable and that helped me. Mine was triple negative too! But now I'm cancer free after chemo (which made it disappear), surgery, radiation. Don't google triple neg--it's all outdated. Listen to team of docs and get get second opinion if you feel it might help. Triple neg responds really well to chemo. Best!!
    over 3 years Comment Flag

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