I was diagnosed with Lobular cancer in September. I had a mastectomy to remove a 112mm tumour and anc about 2 weeks ago, only one node involved. I'm due to start chemo 6x FEC in the next 2 to 3 weeks and am dreading it. I have also got a 12 y old son and 15month old baby. I have done my best to prepare my son for the changes he will see, but any advice would be great!
Welcome, I'm not sure if I'm going to be starting chemo end of Oct or beginning of Nov. This will be my third time having chemo, as it's my third diagnosis. I'm 50 now and was first diagnosed age 38. I have had two primary cancers and a recurrence. I had double mastectomy (DIEP) with immediate reconstruction on 7th Sept and recovering well. My cancer is grade 3, Triple Negative and I'll be having 6 x Carboplatin/Taxol. Previous chemo regimes were AC for first primary and Taxotere for second. I've also had 30 sessions of Radio on each breast, so no more radio for me - ever! I've also had two lumpectomy ad complete node clearance each time and a prophylactic Oomph. At times it feels like such a long journey! Best wishes to all you lovely ladies xxxx
Hi Lulu and Sal
I'm so sorry to hear you are preparing to start chemo. Lulu, I'm assuming you have had cancer before, so you will be very knowledgeable about these things. But I don't think that makes it any easier. So wishing you both good luck and sending big hugs.
I'm a February Valentine by the way. We are still very close and have our own closed facebook page now.