DD1

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Registered: 08-22-2009
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Thu, 08-29-2013 - 7:27pm

Stephanie received the news today that she is cancer free.    Still a long road ahead but wonderful news. 

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Registered: 04-16-2009
In reply to: emptynester2009
Thu, 08-29-2013 - 7:33pm

Great News!! Congrats!

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In reply to: emptynester2009
Thu, 08-29-2013 - 7:39pm

Excellent news! You must be so delighted and relieved.

Can you please clarify what this means for her? She has completed chemo, but is she still going to have a mastectomy (or has she already had it?), or do they now say she doesn't need it? Will she be taking any drugs or having other treatments in the near or distant future? I'm sorry if you have already explained this and I missed it.

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In reply to: sabrtooth
Thu, 08-29-2013 - 10:59pm

Such good news.  And the decision to have preventative mastectomies is really smart.  With the quality of reconstruction today, as well as the quality of infant formula, there is REALLY no reason to walk around with timebombs on your chest.  Your kids are very lucky this was caught so early.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
In reply to: emptynester2009
Fri, 08-30-2013 - 7:19am

  The game plan remains the same.  On Sept 16 she will have a double mastectomy followed by 6 weeks of radiation.  Because of her age, the type of cancer she has and especially since she has the cancer gene mutation there is too much of a risk of it coming back.

  DD2 and DD3 also have the mutation.  DD2 is planning on the preventative mastectomy.  I do not know if DD3 has made a decision yet. 

  Edited to change chemo to radiation.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
In reply to: emptynester2009
Fri, 08-30-2013 - 4:48pm

Fantastic news!

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In reply to: emptynester2009
Tue, 09-03-2013 - 1:56pm
Wonderful, you must be so glad to get this news. Hope you spent the weekend celebrating. Dee
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Registered: 10-30-2011
In reply to: emptynester2009
Tue, 09-03-2013 - 2:29pm

Add my name to those who send their congratulations to Stephanie-hope her recovery from the mastectomy is quick & easy. When she is older/had her family, has she considered an Oopherectomy too, as Ovarian cancer goes along with the gene?

Nora

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Registered: 07-30-1997
In reply to: suzyk2118
Tue, 09-03-2013 - 3:37pm

My best for a speedy recovery after surgery, and so glad of the promising prognosis.

Sue

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Registered: 08-22-2009
In reply to: emptynester2009
Tue, 09-03-2013 - 5:59pm

Yes, all of my DDs will probably have their ovaries removed.  By age 35 if you are done having children is what is  recommended, up to 40 if not done having children by then.

DD1 has never planned on having children but I think will want to take a bit of a break  before having more surgery.

DD2 very much wants kids, she is 28 so that clock is ticking.

DD3 has not made a decision yet about kids, but at 24 has a bit if time.