When I said that most types of breast cancer has the potential to spread, it's thanks to the fantastic surgeons and Oncologists we have that the majority of them do not spread. You might not need chemo, but if you do, there is a whole section on here:
Where those who are having chemo can join a 'monthly' thread. We are up to October now, a new one is formed every month sadly. I'm a February Valentine. It was a lifeline while I was having chemo and I don't know how I would have coped without the other Vals support, advice and information. But let's hope it doesn't come to that for you.
I'm very sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I thought you might be interested to see the booklet about ILC, here is a link where you can read it:
All breast cancers have the ability to spread, except DCIS. It depends on how many nodes (if any) are affected and whether they have been removed or not. I had Invasive ductal, grade 3, 1/3 nodes affected. Had chemo, now on Anastrazole for at least five years.
Wishing you all the best for your results (and a belated happy birthday).
Hi Sal (and hello again Sally!) I have ILC I think mine is about 5cm. I'm waiting for surgery, and don't know what to do about reconstruction. In addition I'm still awaiting results from biopsy of other side (another smaller lump) so still not 100% sure what surgery I'm facing. It's great to have you 2 on here as your experience is so similar to mine. Will be very interested to know if docs say you need rads or not. I can't imagine feeling upbeat but hope that day comes. I'm trying to be optimistic, positive and find out as much as I can about the whole treatment process. One step at a time Sally I know ! Trying! it's just that I had to see a plastic surgeon to discuss recon and don't know what to do. Hopefully more things will fall into place soon. Love and luck to you both xxx
i was dx with invasive lobular cancer at stage 2 and had a mx on Aug 16th. I too have a seroma but its not too big so am coping quite well with things. Just take things easy onthe affected side and i know i am one to talk, don't try to do too much.
I have a meeting with the oncologist on Monday to discuss the next step.
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