Hi L Brette,
what I meant was that, in 2001, the cancer had not only affected12/13 l/n....but had spread out of these (locally), into the fatty tissue around these nodes under the armpit, which was why I chose to have rads to the area, after they told me there was not a good margin.
you seemed to be saying you a distal spread ,ie to other nodes?
There is always uncertainty about the future, but try to take heart from your treatment plan, I was told that I had a 75% chance of a recurrence within 2 years...which was quite high odds,when you look at it...however,mine came back around10/11 years later.
hugs, Moijan 💚💚💚
Hi Emma, expect you are feelng better now? Hopefully...I had 10/12 lymph nodes cancerous in 2001....also local cancer spread around the nodes.... Had a raft of treatment...and am still plodding on....hope that helpsxx
I'm not sure whether this is what you mean by long-term but it is about two and a half years since my diagnosis. I had approximately half of my lymph nodes removed. I am not only feeling okay but I have a greater appreciation of life in general. I can't speak on behalf of any other ladies because every case is different but at the moment I have plenty of energy, I am not in pain and I have not developed lymphoedema. I take an Anastrozole tablet every day. Immmediately after you have been diagnosed, at the very beginning of your treatment and then if you have had an operation plus chemotherapy and radiotherapy (I had all three by the way) it is entirely natural to worry about what the future may hold and I know that it isn't always easy but try not to dwell too much on the 'what ifs' and just take each day at a time. I hope that this may have put your mind at rest a little.