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Good scan results today ! 🙂

After 10 months on Ibrance / Letrozole I had my first scan results today and am very happy and wanted to share it with you lovely ladies ! I haven’t posted much recently (scanxiety !) but do follow you and it’s been a great help to me . So thank you !

My ct scan showed that Ibrance /Letrozole is working and my bone mets (which for me are in 2 areas of the pelvis ) are contained (sealed in) and inactive . I am staying on the same treatment ( Ibrance 125mg / Letrozole ) which I have tolerated well , and will have a scan in 6 months . I was told that the word ‘remission ‘ is not used in Breast cancer but if it was I would be close to it! So that’s good enough for me for now , considering I was only diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer 11 months ago and bone mets (to pelvis) shortly after . I had a right mastectomy /reconstruction and axillary clearance with 16/18 positive nodes on one side . My next decision is whether to go for Breast reduction on my non affected side to rebalance ?...

So to any ladies just starting with ibrance hang in there ! 😘

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Awesome news !!!! Ibrance is helping me too ... this is a great group of ladies .... keeps me focused 🙏🏻😊

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Fantastic! I’m not taking anything but Faslodex and had good news. Your blessed you can take Ibrance and continue to reach NED❤️

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Such wonderful news. I'm so happy for you.

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Congratulations on a great result!

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Fantastic news!

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I had my scans last week, and the only thing the Doctor said was the pictures look good.

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Really fantastic news. Thrilled for you.

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Congratulations and God Bless!

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Congratulations for such an encouraging news!

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Fantastic news!! Every time I read another successful Ibrance/Letrozole testimonial I get more encouraged! Congratulations TeddieLottie❤️

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That is wonderful news! Good scan results are a reason to celebrate!

Sophie x

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Congratulations! So happy to hear this good news! I just finished my third cycle of Ibrance/letrozole and have had great results thus far!

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Pleased for you too! I saw you had posted earlier that you were concerned about a long wait for your scan . I had the same situation with onc basing the decision on how well I was feeling , my bloods which have been good and my tumour markers which were within normal range . But I was very pleased yesterday to get the results of my ct scan with my bone mets sealed over and inactive. Well worth the wait and I am so relieved ! Hope the same for you too x

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Congratulations and go for the reduction!! I did (and needed one) and decided it was a silver lining!

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How did you cope with the Breast reduction op and post op ? I do need one too but just the timing of it ?

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I had mine done when I had my lumpectomy. For me, it seriously was not that bad. The recovery was pretty easy. They don't cut any muscle, so it's not really that bad.

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How long was the recovery period ? Thanks x

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I was off pain killers in two days. Now, I wasn't out running or anything like that, but living a regular life easily within a week. The skin took longer to recover, but it really wasn't a big deal. Occasionally I'd get a jolt of pain, but it would go away as fast as it came.

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I guess a person prone to drama would milk it. But honestly, it wasn't a big deal. The chemo I started 3 weeks later was far, far worse.

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Thanks Diamags ! I would like to consider a reduction on my non- affected left side to rebalance , while I feel fit and well at the moment and am currently N.E.D. My bloods measured in my week off have been fine for 10 months ( neutrophyls 2.0 in last 2 months and white blood cells 3.6. My tumour markers are in the normal range .

I have the support of my lovely onc if I decide to go ahead and the lovely surgeon that did my right mastectomy / reconstruction with a smaller silicon implant . But in doing so , I will have to have a two week break from ibrance ( 1 week before and 1 week after the op ). In addition I will also have 4 weeks of injections to boost my bone marrow production to lower the risk of infection . The op is done as a day patient but will require a few weeks recovery . If anyone has had surgery while on ibrance / N.E.D. I would love to hear x

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Greeeeeeeetings : Sister/Warrior You are blessed. I thank God for this great news. P-a-r-t-y over here, party over there P-a-r-t-y- everywhere. I am so happy for you. Life is precious, enjoy every day, week, and month that we are allowed to still here in the land of the living with our loved ones. XoXoXoXo

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Congratulations!

God Bless xo

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