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Posted by MLE59 on 20 Apr 2014, 11:23PM

Hi there everyone-I am 54 years old, married, and mother of 2 grown children. I have newly diagnosed early BC, confirmed 26 March 2014 as Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma. I opted for a uni lateral left mastectomy with a sentinel node biopsy and this was done early April in a private hospital by a great breast surveon who I felt very comfortable with.

Genetic Test Results

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Posted by gilliann on 20 Apr 2014, 08:58PM

Can anyone tell me a typical time frame for genetic test results? I was tested in mid Dec and haven't heard anything yet.


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Posted by tess44 in Online support for Tasmania, on 20 Apr 2014, 02:01PM

Hi everybody

To introduce myself I live in Hobart and have recently been diagnosed. Even though it seems like such a long time ago it was only 4 weeks ago that I was diagnosed with a grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma after finding a lump in my breast. I am 44yrs old so right up until the pathology results I kept believing it would just be a 3.5cm benign lump. No such luck.

Facial hair

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Posted by Linda27 on 20 Apr 2014, 09:41AM

I finished chemo early February and my hair is finally growing back. It would be okay if it was only on my head. I noticed that I have very fine down like hair growing on my face. I am way of removing it as I don't want it to come back thicker and more noticeable. Any advise would be appreciated.


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Posted by Sara B on 19 Apr 2014, 09:58PM

I have recently had a lumpectomy followed by 6 weeks radiation therapy. I have been using tamoxifen for a month and have chosen to stop due to the side effects. My onco dx test showed I have less than 10 percent chance of it coming back. My question is: would a bilateral mastectomy further reduce risk of the cancer returning to my breast?

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Halfway Hotel, Beverley, get-together

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Posted by Celbird in Adelaide Breast Cancer Friendship Group, on 19 Apr 2014, 09:50PM

Hello ladies, do you live in Beverley or the surrounding suburbs?  Our next get-together will be held at 7 pm on Thursday 24th April at the Halfway Hotel, Beverley, so why not come along!

Results from unilateral mastectomy

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Posted by Mares on 19 Apr 2014, 08:51PM

Well, I got the results, I have stage 1 T1C for tumours and N1A for nodes. The two tumours were less than 1.6cms and of the 5 nodes there was cancer in 2 and it is contained within the nodes.

I tested positive to HER2 oestrogen, yet they say there is low level cell division.

On Thursday, I will meet with surgeon for post op follow up and then the oncology team regarding treatment. I believe that I will probably have chemo because of cancer in nodes.

Period is back

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Posted by gilliann on 19 Apr 2014, 02:42PM

Just a quick update. My period has returned, they stopped completely when I had chemo. Finished chemo in end of Nov and have just returned now. Kind of suspected they were coming back. Tender breasts and spotty chin. Feel a bit relieved as my 2 attempts at ivf failed. Not getting too carried away as I've been told I need to wait at least 2 years or even 5 because I was triple negative. At least now its kind of in my hands.

Gerson Therapy

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Posted by vsam on 19 Apr 2014, 02:08AM

Has anyone tried the gerson therapy and had sucess  years later for BC?

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