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|3/26/2012||Age 52 Nov 2009 dx stage 2 (2.8 cm) BC. No family history. No lymph nodes involved. ERPR+ Her2+. Mastectomy. 4 rounds of chemo, though I didnt think I needed it. good Onco score. Arimidex. Oct 2010 scans all clean. March 2011 painful lump appears under breast skin above reconstuction at same location as orginial tumor breast. Dr says it sebaceous cyst. October 2011 I have cyst! removed because its remain uncomfortable and its cancer!! OMG. Scan reveals mets in mammary nodes and spot on left lung. Nightmare. This didnt fit any of the scenarios. Where did this come from. Why so quickly even with chemo? Rare?|
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|3/26/2012||Oh my is right. We know that when we find cancer "appearing" as a distance recurrence that it has been there all along and for some reason now has decided to raise its ugly head. If ontoypeDX is done however then the tumor would have been HER2 negative. In any case, something that is important now is to get tissue sampled from the distant organ sites to recheck the hormone receptor and HER2 receptor as they can actually change as the migrate elsewhere. It was good that you insisted it be removed so that you know what you are dealing with and proceed on with some treatment. the mission is control and to treat it as a chronic illness now. we want your body to live in harmony with this disease... Is it rare??? wel, it is unusual.|
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