Like you, I am estrogen + HER2 - stage 2 (invasive lobular cancer) . I had several tumors in my right breast and a double mastectomy june 24th. After surgery they found 2% in 1 node out of 11. The docters say i'm young and reccomend chemo even tho they say the benefit of stopping reoccurance is between 0% - 5% at best. Afer researching studies I've decided not to do the chemo as the long term effects might be worse. The dr told me tamoxifen for 5 years. I'm researching that now and most likely will take this. Telling loved ones was the hardest , as was the initial shock and overwhelming amount of information but I am thankful for the internet in helping me make the decisions. and to meet others for mutual support along the way.
I'm shocked that the drs dont ask about diet, exercise, or stress as I feel these contributed to the cell splitting ...good luck in your research and making choices . we can do this - karabuckshine
Welcome to the forums.
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With best wishes
Sorry you are here but everyone is great and will answer any questions you have and provide tons of support. But a question for you! What is a starfish wle?
Wish I g you all the best for your op.
Welcome to the BCC Forum. I'm sure you'll find lots of support here from fellow members who can understand what you're going through. The forum is a little quiet at the moment but I hope someone will be along soon to welcome you. (Sorry Songbird- our posts crossed)
Very best wishes