Is anyone still alive who had grade 3 and stopped?
I had grade 3, 9.5cm tumour which grew over 4 weeks. 14 of 23 lymph nodes affected
1cm lump found 27/12/17
18 weeks chemo started 5 weeks after mastectomy (3 EC at 80% 3 docetaxel at 75%)
15 sessions radiotherapy started 13/08/17 (6 weeks after last chemo dose)
1mg anastrazole started 01/08/17
1mg anstrazole stopped 25/08/17
radiotherapy finishing 03/09/17
NHS predict says if I take anastrazole & bisphosphates I have a 39% chance of death by secondary breast cancer in 5 years, a 83% chance of having died of secondary breast cancer within 10 years.
If I DONT do the hormone treatment I have a 60% chance of having died of secondary within 5 years and a 93% chance within 10 years according to NHS predict.
But the stats dont take radiotherapy into consideration. I contacted them and they are working on adding radiotherapy into to the tool now which is wonderful.
I need to decide if to destroy my bones & joints to delay the secondary, as those who do the hormone treatment in my situation 93% of them are still dead within 15 years from secondary breast cancer.
I believe my chances are a bit better because of the following reasons:
1.The year leading up to the lump forming I had signs of death, I felt very fragile & weak for no reason even though I was only 42. Death was coming to mind a lot. I felt like I was on my last legs deep inside even though on the outside everything seemed fine. I know these signs and they are not currently present.
I only had cancer in my body for 4 weeks. It was removed after the 4 weeks. Then I got a ct scan that gave me an all clear.
I was using a HRT patch that was putting estrogen in my body when the ER+ lump formed. That is not affecting my body now. (I know I have estrone instead of estrodiol now)
When the lump formed I was taking curcumin, garlic oil, ginger, echinacea and oregano oil. I will not be putting my body under that kind of stress again.
I have removed my mercury fillings