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Anyone else living with breast cancer and bone metastasis?Breast Cancer | Last Active: Jan 23, 2020 | Replies (19)
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My cancer journey started in January 2008 after I went to the doctor due to a rash on my hand, but also a lump in my right breast that had worried me for months. I was given a cream for exzema but rushed right away for an ultrasound a biopsy. It turned out to be stage 1 invasive carcinoma. I opted to have a mastectomy thinking that would allow me to go back to work faster and not have to deal with radiation. I had reconstructive surgery with a Tram flap the same day and was out of the hospital 2 days later. I was told I had zero to 10% chance of recurrence by the Oncologist I saw at that time. 13 years later I found out it was mets in my bones. I never did chemo, radiation or tamoxifen. After the first 5 years, I believed I was cured and would no longer face breast cancer unless it was in the other breast. I didn't know it could go to the bones years later.