@amy46 , thanks for your reply. Sorry to hear you are going through chemo and wishing you well with your treatment. I had four cycles of relatively high dose Docetaxol and Cyclophosphamide then oncologist said the risks outweigh the benefits. Couldn’t have EC, as had previously, lifetime dose of Epirubicin. Glad to be done with the chemo, last one, being cumulative, wasn’t great. But am recovering well and getting energy back. On a brighter note, am going into hospital this afternoon to have my portacath removed, which will be a great relief. Best thing, is feeling hopeful for the future.
Hope your treatment goes well and wishing you all the best.
@sharlea Thank you. There never seemed to be any questions about chemo for me. I am half way through 16 cycles. 12 weeks Paclitaxol and Carboplatin then I’ll have 4 lots of EC. No one has discussed the implications LVI with me. That’s really helpful thank you. How was your chemo? Are you ok? X
Yes, I had neg lymph nodes and pos LVI. The pos LVI, along with my Oncotype DX score, were the two key factors in my requiring chemo. Your doctor should let you know if you need any further treatment. The pos LVI means that the cancerous breast tissue will have been removed, but it had invaded the breast lymph and blood system, but not reached the lymph nodes. If your tests, be they nhs, prediction or Oncotype, if appropriate, return a low number, you shouldn’t need chemo.
Perhaps you could discuss this with your breast care nurse if your doctor hasn’t informed you of your future treatment plan.
I hope this is of some help.
By the way, my chemo ended last month, thankfully, and I’m now having a few weeks rest before having radiotherapy. I thought I wasn’t going to need radiotherapy, but my tumour was grade 3, and 97mm wide, and close to chest wall, along with the pos LVI, so oncologist thought it best.
best wishes, sharlea,
Does anyone here know anything about LVI lymphovascular invasion? I have negative lymph nodes and positive LVI on my pathology report. Does anyone else have this? Or did your doctors discuss this with you? Thank you.