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Haven't been back for awhile because turn of events went very fast...after my diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma was confirmed, I had surgery last Sept.27th (lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy, needle loc and axillary node dissection) Today, I had my first appointment with my doc, and it was great news, margins are clear and all lymph nodes clear( had 2 nodes dissected but came out negative)... So we kicked the hell out of it! Now I am concentrating on getting physically better. Radiation to follow and still don't know if I need chemo, I will see my oncologist this coming week. But whatever it's gonna be, I am ready,At least I could breath much better now!.If I will need chemo, my surgeon said its an insurance that the cancer will not come back in the future..Its been a hell but God be the glory and I came out a stronger person!

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Wonderful news that your margins and lymph nodes were clear. Now you can start your recovery as well as the next phase of your treatment.

I also have invasive ductal carcinoma but did have lymph node involvement. Such a shock but am almost done with chemo and am then onto radiation. Tough road but my doctors say it is my best course for long term success.

I wish you all the best in your journey. You will find out you are much stronger than you ever could have imagined!

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Double Whammy
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Best of luck and hope you can skip the chemo part. If not, it's doable. Sounds like we had similar situations. I did have chemo (and radiation) and now it's 2 years later and life is good.


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Way to go! Linda

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Clear nodes and margins! Congrats!

Hugs, Jan

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Congrats! Crossing my fingers and hoping that you won't have to have chemo as part of your treatment. Keep us updated.


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Really the best news one can hear! I am so happy for you and I will be praying that chemo will not be in the picture, just rads. Good luck!

Hugs, Diane

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good news. Now you need to concentrate on the next step of your journey. I hope that you can skip the chemo and go straight to rads. Which ever it is I know you can do it.


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This is great news! Praying that you won't have to have chemo. We're here to help you thru rads, if you need any help or advice.



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Nice to hear some positive news, well done you.

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Megan M
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Congratulations on your news!

Hugs, Megan

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Congrats on the great news I will say a pray that you don't need the chemo,mbut I you do we are here for you.
Best of luck
Hugs Christine

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Yippee! Such good news!



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I'm so happy you got good news. I wish you well with the rest of your journey. Keep us posted.



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Congratulations! -- after all the bumps, and stumbles we go thru -- nice to get the news that our treatment plan is working.

Fight like a Girl, and finish this Fight.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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Alexis F
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Sending congrats on your good news!


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I'm doing my happy dance for you Eleanor!

Sue :)

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Congratulations Eleanor!

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Happy good news!

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