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Questions surrounding survivorship and life after cancer.
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|3/2/2012||Diagnosed 2 years ago with a 6mm IDC, grade 3 & DCIS. No node involvement. |
Opted for BMX. Onco score came back @ 30. Did TC x 4, now on T pill.
I read and have been told that the 2 year mark is significant. I know that there are no for sure's with BC.
I feel great, a few aches and pains from exercise, etc but nothing that lasts. I think about BC everyday, but I don't live in BC world anymore. I keep asking about scans, etc but with stage 1 told blood work and physical exams are it. Anything I should watch for, look for be aware of?
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|3/2/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. General risk of local recurrence after mastectomy is ~ 2%, over 5-10 years, and greater risk of local recurrence occurs within the first 2 years. It is very normal as a breast cancer survivor to be fearful of recurrence, but as time goes on it becomes less in the forefront. We do not routinely do scans for screening after early stage breast cancer...we go on how the patient feels (and you feel great, which is wonderful news!). Continue with your routine follow up visits, physical exams and take your Tamoxifen daily. Look for ways to nurture yourself, enjoy healthy diet and exercise, live, love, laugh! You are a survivor and you deserve an amazing, wonderful life.|
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