my baby sister has breast cancer



  1. i found out this afternoon my younger sister has been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. over the past year she had been c/o cyclical nipple pain, had a mammogram and came back negative. she went for a second mammogram this past thursday because a lump was now palpable. they ordered a stat ultrasound and did find a 3 cm mass. from what i understand, ductal carcinoma is typically in situ....this one has already invaded her breast nodules...they did 7 core biopsies this past thursday. she has an appointment this monday with her surgeon/oncologist. she was asking me so many questions today; i did not share with her anything specific and tried to be vague. i want her to talk with the surgeon first. the surgeon and her md even called her at home this morning. she also told me during the biopsies and ultra sound, she was surrounded by md, surgeon, social services; she perceived it to be getting all this attention. now, she is a commissioner in a big city here so i told her it was because of who she is that she was getting all this attention. she told me that only her md knows that she's commissioner. from what i'm reading, the prognosis is not good. does anyone here have any input.....i want to know everything and nothing but the truth. please.

    leslie
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Leslie - I'm not an oncology nurse but I just wanted to send my best wishes and prayers. I'm so sorry!
  4. by   jnette
    Staying in touch via email, dearest Leslie. So VERY sorry to hear this disturbing news... you KNOW our hearts are troubled along with yours.

    Warmest hugs coming your way... we'll be in touch.

    Hopefully someone will soon come along with the info you're seeking... and may it be hopeful.
  5. by   jemb
    So sorry about your sister's diagnosis. One of the best places I've found to get good info is CancerSource.com. If you don't find what you are looking for there, pm me and I can send you many more resources, or possibly answer some of your questions.
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    (((((((((((((Leslie))))))))))))))) sweets....you know you have all my prayers and love. Please keep in touch with me off site (email) and I will do the same. Love you girl...........
  7. by   nurseunderwater
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{leslie}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    I am so sorry my friend. I wish I had some wisedom for you. Will send you love and prayers in its' sted.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Kate
  8. by   IamRN
    I am sorry your sister and family are having to go through this....

    I am a cancer sourvivor...only advice is to keep a positive attitude and surround her w/love.
  9. by   NursesRmofun
    [font=franklin gothic medium]hi leslie,

    [font=franklin gothic medium]not as familiar with this type of cancer, but i have seen oncologists do some nearly miraculous things...and they make advances literally all the time, so hang in there! i hope she has a great oncologist and he has the best treatment plan! {{{{{leslie}}}}}
  10. by   southern_rn_brat
    ((((((((((((leslie))))))))))))))))

    you and your sister are in my prayers. all i can give you is love and support but you have all i have. i believe in miracles....may god send you one.

    wendy
  11. by   EarthChild1130
    I don't know anything about oncology, but I can send ((((hugs)))) and good energies your way...take care.
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from earle58


    i found out this afternoon my younger sister has been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. over the past year she had been c/o cyclical nipple pain, had a mammogram and came back negative. she went for a second mammogram this past thursday because a lump was now palpable. they ordered a stat ultrasound and did find a 3 cm mass. from what i understand, ductal carcinoma is typically in situ....this one has already invaded her breast nodules...they did 7 core biopsies this past thursday. she has an appointment this monday with her surgeon/oncologist. she was asking me so many questions today; i did not share with her anything specific and tried to be vague. i want her to talk with the surgeon first. the surgeon and her md even called her at home this morning. she also told me during the biopsies and ultra sound, she was surrounded by md, surgeon, social services; she perceived it to be getting all this attention. now, she is a commissioner in a big city here so i told her it was because of who she is that she was getting all this attention. she told me that only her md knows that she's commissioner. from what i'm reading, the prognosis is not good. does anyone here have any input.....i want to know everything and nothing but the truth. please.

    leslie
    Dear (((((((((((((Leslie))))))))))))))))) I'm also here for you, sweetie. I think you already know that. Any time, any way, I am able to, I will lend you a hand. I will be lifting you up in prayer tonight and in the days ahead. You need all the moral support you can get now, and so does your baby sister.

    Love and hugs, Dear girl,
  13. by   suzanne4
    Leslie,
    So sorry to hear your news.
    ((((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))) to you and your family.

    Ductal breast cancer is not that uncommon. Depends on how quickly it is found and treated. One of my best friends as well as my brother-in-law's siter had it and have had good outcomes. Some of the newer treatments for this is chemo-therapy first then surgery once the mass is smaller.Depends on how invasive that it is...........

    Wish I had better news for you.......................please keep us posted....
  14. by   J Lynn
    Leslie,

    Sorry to hear about your sister. I have a younger sister that I'm very close with and she had a canerous nodule removed from her thyroid. It made me think of what I would have done if I lost her. She's my best friend. I'll pray for the both of you and your family to stay strong and hopeful. God already has a plan for her and I pray that she accepts it no matter what the outcome is.

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