I was diagnosed 7 years ago with breast cancer, lumpectomy, 3 lymph nodes cancerous, chemo, radiotherapy, etc. Very unwell for 8 month, hospitalised with chronic fatigue, muscle wastage, came out in a wheel chair, July 2009.
Worked hard to get well , not only can i walk now, I am quite active.
Was re-diagnosed in March 2013, with cancer in the other breast, grade 2, 25 lymph nodes cancerous. Was all prepared to go through it all again. I need to mention I have a rare heart condition, my heart is back to front, the affect of the chemo last time, left it working at 39%.
Seeing my oncologist yesterday, he said that this cancer would not kill me, and if I had a re-occurrence, a masectomy would so the job and would not need chemo. He was advising me not to have chemo again, that in 5 years the benefit would be 2.9%, in 10 years 5.7%.
I understand the risk and agree with his comments, however, I am being sent for a cat, bone and muga scan.
I am frightened and confused, is he saying the cancer has spread and that chemo is not an option, whatever the case.
Yes I know I am panicking, I don’t know wheter I should be pleased I am not havingg chemo or scared stiff.
Is there anyone out there, who has been in the same situation please x