I'll be getting my Oncotype DX results on Monday. I've had a bilateral mastectomy and 7 lymph nodes removed. I'll be taking Tamoxifen. My oncologist told me based on tumor size chemo is a definite option but we're waiting for Oncotype DX results. Family history of breast and ovarian cancer are quite prevalent in my family so it's another facet that I have to keep in mind. I'm unsure...I will do whatever it takes...I'm not backing down now but just not sure of the best path and… read more
I had my double mastectomy a little over a year ago and I just scheduled the first stage of my recon which is having the tissue expanders put in. My question is how long is the recovery, the Dr. said it's outpatient and no drains and told me it was 6 weeks recovery which seems long. I went back to work like 3 1/2 weeks after my double mastectomy part time and I'm a hairdresser. This seems like it wouldn't be as bad as… read more
My mammaprint showed triple negative but of luminal type instead of basal like. Anyone experience this?
Since they wouldn't give me my herceptin on Monday because the ejection fraction was below 50 - what happens if it stays down and I can't stay on the herceptin/perjeta regimen for my stage IV cancer - anyone else go through this and how did your treatment change?
Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on the new tear drop shaped implants.
How long did people take before driving again after mastectomy
I went in for my maintenance chemo today of herceptin/perjeta and they sent me home because the numbers from my echo went down from 60 (3 mos ago) to 47.3 this one in November. Anyone have that problem and what did they do about it? Funny thing is, I called the oncologist office last week to ask about the echo and a nurse called me back and said the test was fine and my oncologist was happy with it. He is on vacation this week and the other… read more
My recent pathology report came back from surgery and say this is present. The surgeon did not mention this when she called me- was she sparing me super bad news? She tells me still unsure about chemo. I read this is different than lymph node involved- I had 1/3 sentinel node with micrometatis cancer cells so she is now doing Oncotype test. I do not meet with MO until 8th- can anyone give me more details on this part of finding please? Thx Laura
My oncologist recently took me off of Ibrance and anastrazole and I started monthly injections of Faslodex because my liver lesions are growing. Can anyone give advice or hope if they have a similar situation... am so scared that it will not work.
Saw the gyno today. Since finding out I am triple positive and BRACA2, the doctors have mentioned I should get the ovaries and tubes out. Ok, I'm on board with that. Sounds easy enough. Fast and will be coupled with final implant exchange. Day surgery. Yeah! Well today he mentioned I could consider removing the uterus at the same time. Hum, longer surgery, hospital overnight stay, and he thinks 2 days off work to recover. Mentally I wasn't planning on another major (in… read more