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December Angels 2013

Jonamo
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Re: Anyone starting chemo in December?

Hi, Thanks for starting the thread! I was also diagnosed at beginning September, with 2 lumps, 2cm and 3cm, IDC Grade2, ER+, HER-. All a bit of a shocker! I was going to have immediate reconstruction with mastectomy, using strattice as well, but I could only have that if I had SLNB first to check that lymph nodes were clear. Had this on October 4th, found out a week later it was cancerous, so immediate recon was no longer an option as was then def having radiotherapy. So I am sorry I can't actually answer your question! My reconstruction won't happen until I have finished all treatment. I guess all hospitals have different protocols to follow...
Had mastectomy and ANC on 1st November and found out on Tuesday that I had a total of 5/12 lymph nodes cancerous. I had a bone scan today and my Pre chemo assessment. All went ok. Find out results next week. MRI scan to follow soon. Chemo to start 4th December...6 cycles FEC-T (3 and 3 split). Having a PICC line inserted on 3rd...anybody else going to have this?
Anyway will be nice to have you lovely ladies to share experience with...not that I would wish this on anyone.
A x
Nikki49
Member

Re: Anyone starting chemo in December?

Jacquiemac, if you're starting chemo in December then stay here as you've just started up the December thread xx
Bellablue1
Member

Re: Anyone starting chemo in December?

Hi Tracy
I am six weeks post surgery tomorrow and I am really pleased with my implant too. I am seeing another oc on Monday to see if I can participate in a Clinical trial, so I will ask the question again. I wii let u know what he says .
Jacx
Tracy1967
Member

Re: Anyone starting chemo in December?

Hi Jac, I have my oncologist appointment tomorrow but think I will be joining you in the December chemo group. I also need rads and are concerned as I had a bmx with immediate recon - implant and strattice. I did ask a question under the radiotherapy heading but I've not had much response. Like you I'm concerned that the rads will damage the lovely job my oncoplastic surgeon has done. Let's hope we're not in the 25%. Best wishes Tracy XXX
Janet_BCC
Member

Re: Anyone starting chemo in December?

Hi again

 

Here is the link to the November chemo thread:

 

http://forum.breastcancercare.org.uk/t5/Chemotherapy-monthly-threads/November-Newbies-2013/m-p/78936...

 

If you post on the thread I'm sure other members will soon be along to welcome you.

 

Very best wishes

 

Janet

BCC Moderator

Bellablue1
Member

Re: Anyone starting chemo in December?

Hi Nikki thank you. It's great to talk with other ladies on the forum.
Do you know how I get onto a monthly chemo thread? I think I will start end of November or first week of December ? Thanks jac
Nikki49
Member

Re: Anyone starting chemo in December?

Hi Jacquiemac, sorry that you have found yourself qualified to be here. I am in the September thread and have found chatting to others going through this horrible journey an absolute life saver, they stopped me falling into that big black hole of depression, we have a right old giggle.
I'm sure you will have (sadly) more members joining up soon to keep you company on your journey but in the meantime if you need any advice or a friendly ear you're always welcome to ask the September Stars or any of the other threads.
I had a temporary implant as it was uncertain at the time whether I would need rads, fortunately I have since been told I don't need them so can't answer your query.
Janet_BCC
Member

Re: Anyone starting chemo in December?

Hi Jacquiemac

 

Welcome to the BCC forum where I'm sure you will find a lot of support from fellow members.  You might find it helpful to have a look at (or post in ) the Radiotherapy threads in the "Going through treatment" section.

 

You could also talk things over with one of our helpline staff.  They can offer information and support.  The opening times are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays.  The number is 0808 800 6000

 

Very best wishes

 

Janet

BCC Moderator

 

Bellablue1
Member

December Angels 2013

This is my first post. I was diagnosed with bc on the 12th September. Mc on the 4th October with recon implant. Two tumours grade 1 24mm grade 2 11mm er positive her negative one lymph node positive . Seen oncologist yesterday recommended chemo radio hormone treatment. He told me that the implant has a 25% chance of going hard with radio and may have to have it out!. Feeling scared and confused.
Has anyone had implant and radio treatment?