Hope you are doing OK, I was diagnosed with BC in February 2016, had lumpectomy and then lymph node clearance and then 6 cyles of FEC T chemotherapy and 20 sessions of radiotherpy. And was taking tamoxifen, was eant ot be for 5 years but that has now stopped due to new diagnosis.
I was diagnosed with recurrence in January this year, this time mine is in the skin, Inflammatroy Breast Cancer, I am having Chemo first and have been put on 6 cycles of TC, which is Doxetaxyl and Cyclophosphamide. 21 day cycle, then will be having mastectomy with skin graft.
I hope you get some answers before your wedding, and can still enjoy the day.
Thank you so much for your reply, so sorry to hear that you also have had a recurrence.
Its interesting that your chemo changed the second time round, im guessing because theres been a recurrence they think they need to try difference drugs.
You are completely right, the waiting is the worst part- i just want to know what the plan is so i can plan my year and see what we can do in regards to the wedding. I'm seeing the oncologist this weds (21st) so hopefully they will let me know everything then. I'm just hoping they work with me on my start date if needed so that i'm not on my 'bad week' during the wedding.
Thank you again for the reply and i hope that you are doing well 🙂
I was diagnosed with BC in 2016 aged 24, had chemo, lumpectomy, radio and hormone treatment. Sadly in January i was diagnosed with BC again in the same breast but in a slightly different place and its now HER2+. I had a mastecomy 6 weeks ago and LD reconstruction and im due to start chemo soon and herceptin. I havent seen my oncologist yet so i dont know if im going to have the same chemo or before, has anyone else on here had chemo with recurrence and if so, did you have the same chemo or a different combination of drugs? and last time i had an 18 week cycle, did anyone elses cycle change or stay the same as before? its driving me crazy waiting to find out as im due to get married in May which is likely to be in the middle of the chemo.
If anyone can share any of their own experience that would be much appreciated.