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2/17/2016Hi Lillie, I am 51, post-men in my 3rd year from ILC / double mx (ER/PR+, low oncotype, 1 node micromet found with ihc). I went to wonderful oncologist at your center for second opinion (she was so kind and patient, I had a ton of questions) and she agreed with local oncologist for no chemo / radiation. I'm on AI faithfully, feel great, and mostly returned to happy, normal life which I believe I enjoy and appreciate more than ever! Exercise, yoga, kids, dogs, work, hobbies. Then BAM I see or hear something that starts me googling breast cancer issues and it triggers a cycle of fear and worry every few months or so. Recently heard of someone getting chemo for a mm (millimeter) cancer when I had a big over 4 cm "indian file" pattern ILC and didn't get chemo. And the occult micromet. I feel blessed on the one hand and then moments of fear hit me. I could use your words of wisdom! Thank you!!
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2/17/2016Don't let cancer control your mind like this. you are doing all the right things to keep yourself cancer free, especially taking an AI !! ILC has a reputation for growing slowly and doesn't usually respond well to chemo. hormonal therapy has always been where the benefit of systemic treatment lies. enjoy your life!!!! there willl always be ununusual stories out on the internet. best to ignore them. L

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