I think you mean grade 1, not stage. The stage of a cancer is worked out after surgery. Here is a link to an explanation of grades and stage from the Macmillan site:
Grade 1 is good as it is the slowest growing. I too had ductal invasive, 3cm, grade 3, stage 2b, three lymph nodes removed, one with cancer cells in it. Even though I had grade 3 with nodes affected, I was told I didn't have to have chemo if I didn't want it. But I did have it. Found out at cycle 5 I had vascular invasion too!! Fingers crossed that you can forego the chemo. But if you do need it, it isn't anywhere near as bad as you probably expect it to be.
Yes Jan, you can be chuffed. I hope things go the way you hope. One thing though, it's not the size that determines whether your tumour is aggressive or not, it's the grade. But obviously the size will effect which surgery you have. Mine was only 3cm, but grade 3 - aggressive. So hoping you can have a lumpectomy, rads and tablets. Good luck
Well it's better news than I thought. I've a grade 2 non aggressive tumor, which means it's small and he's hoping I can have alumpectomy. But I'll have an mri to make sure there isn't any residual small little bits. If there is I'll have a mastectomy, but that's the worst case scenario. I'll probably have radiotherapy and tablets. I'm well chuffed if you can be chuffed having cancer ♥♥♥♥
You had me laughing there about the dancing and singing. We are at a rock concert on Friday night, I'm just afraid I get my boob knocked as it's still sore from the biopsies 😞 it's great to go shopping, I bought all new pyjamas and slippers. We are supposed to go to Amsterdam in Jan for hubbies birthday. Want some new boots but I'm scared to buy any.