Aug 25, 2013 - 1:19 pm
Hi my name is cat(Cathy). I am new here. I was the second of three sisters who were all diagnosed with breast cancer this year. I am 48 and the youngest. I have invasive ductile carcinoma of the right breast. My sister Judy(59) was diagnosed first and was halfway through chemo when they found mine. I just went for my yearly not thinking they would find it in me to. She has the same cancer as me but it was a little larger, 2cm to my .8cm. She is also triple neg. I am HER2pos and estrogen pos(only10%). My sister Terri(53) was nervous at this point and went for her mamo six month early. She has lobular cancer. It was a little bigger than 2cm. And she is the only one with node involvement. It was in one node. We are all having slightly different treatment. Terri and I share a Dr.
This has been a horrible summer and Terri and I are mid chemo and very sick a lot. I have had a headache since July 4 two days after my first chemo. Not much helps it.
My poor mom is 80 and just feels horrible. She is in better health than us. We lost our fourth sister Bonnie(would be58) to a brain aneurysm just a few years ago. I have two brothers as well and neither is all that healthy either.
I have been reading posts for awhile and learning a lot. This place looks so helpful. I thought it was time to post.
p.s. none of us tested positive for the braca gene. More testing is being done.