Stage 4 Paciente
Welcome Jayme. I'm sorry for the reason you're here but you have come to a good place. There are some great women here that are always happy to listen & offer advice whenever possible. We are a sisterhood of strong women!!! I was stage 3 also. I am 49 & was diagnosed in May of last year with stage 3c IDC after a routine mammogram & ultrasound missed seeing my lump. I went through A/C then Taxol beginning in May. I then had my bilateral mastectomy (without reconstruction) on Oct 24th. I had 15 lymph nodes removed from my right side. 13 of those were positive for cancer and some of those had broken outside the node. My Onc recommended more chemo. So I had 8 more treatments with Gemzar & Carboplatin. I finished last month, and had a PET scan on Monday. Yesterday I received wonderful news. I am very happy to say that I am now cancer free!!!!! I will still need to undergo 6 1/2 weeks of radiation & later on I'll have reconstruction. But I've made it!! All the treatments i had were totally worth the outcome! I'd do it all over again. I had some difficult days but I tried to keep a positive mindset. Be kind to our body, surround yourself with positive people. You'll get through this! There are a few survivors here that had triple negative breast cancer as well. I'm sure you'll be hearing from them. We'll all be here for you any time you have a question, or just want to vent. Hugs Jayme!