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Living with Breast Cancer | My Life Affected by Breast Cancer
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Cancer & Me

words about early breast cancer

I often blog about breast cancer. I’m slowing coming to accept that cancer will forever be a part of who I am. Some weeks I’m so sick of talking about or writing about the topic and other weeks it totally consumes me and this blog.

Updated December 2011
In the coming weeks there will be a small but interesting transition here on the blog. Consider this a change in “programming,” if you will. Two or three days a week will be dedicated to a breast cancer related topic. I’ve found my posts that are about cancer and my personal point of view on the topic generate the most interest from readers. My goal is engagement. I want to discuss with you – the reader – about what I’ve written. So please comment and let’s talk! Posts for the remaining days will happen organically as they do now.

I’m always interested in knowing what kind of breast cancer someone is diagnosed with. Even though everyone’s cancer and experience is different, I find that when there are similarities in cancer profiles there is an opportunity to share and learn. So here’s my cancer profile:

Infiltrating ductal carcinoma and ductal carcinoma in situ.
Grade 3
Size of invasive tumor: 4.0 cm
Lymphatic invasion identified (2/13 lymph nodes positive for cancer)
Estrogen receptor positive, 100%
Progesterone receptor positive, 50%
Ki-67, high
HER-2/neu, negative
BRCA, negative

Current cancer meds:
Aromatase Inhibitor

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