Thanks for replies. My mistake...it is 6 x TAC. Will my hair definately go? When will eyebrows and eyelashes go. It is very confronting. They were negative re cold cap as well as everyting else re theoretical scalp mets. Was desperate to try but now feel I will not as need to feel happy I have done all I can to prevent any return. Xx
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Hello there, i am so sorry you are facing all this, i am from April 2014 thread, i wanted to wish you all the best for your treatment and sadly there will be many other ladies starting chemo in May who will join you and you will find this forum an excellent support, if not already why dont you give the helpline a ring for a chat, they may explain better the medical report and be able to reassure you, i know it feels so frightening and daunting at the moment- just face each treatment a step at a time, chemo is doable and side effects can be well controlled and mostly you can have a "normal" life, i carried on working as much as i could through mine, it made me feel more able to cope. Also you can try the Cold cap, it works for many ladies.
The April and February threads will be useful too as they are just ahead of you.
You will cope and you will get through it, i know it doesnt feel that way now- but YOU WILL !!😊💐
Take care and keep posting!
I am 42 years old and have been diagnosed with IDC Grade 3, 4 nodes involved ( ER 100%, her -ve). Had a mastectomy 3 weeks ago and start chemo on May 9th. . I am very frightened generally and about chemo (6 x tax).
I met oncologist this week who was very negative and told me too much unneccessary info (a lung nodule seen on CT but which radiology report states to have no convincing evidence it is metastatic) and extracapsular invasion (surgeon stated no implication as took fat pad around) and added a dramatic pause or too which resulted in a complete meltdown. I was made to feel like a dead woman walking and spent 2 days feeling proceeding was not worth it as I have had it.
Saw surgeon later this week and she was much more positive with me. She was not worried re CT as "everyone has them" (dr google confirms half population) and always just the same.....have to re scan in 3 months. I had been told pre surgery that this same scan was clear so never expected to hear any different.
I don't want to go through chemo and lose hair to find out next scan confirms the worst.
I feel like I am in a living nightmare I cannot get out of.
Anyone want to buddy me or offer any words of wisdom? Sorry to be so negative
Thank you x