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Surgery post chemo

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WhyteFawn
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Re: Surgery post chemo

Thanks Cathysid. I hope you're last chemo goes smoothly. I just have two left now so on the count down.

Have a lovely weekend x
Cathysid
Member

Re: Surgery post chemo

I have my last chemo on 14th December. I was called in to see the surgeon last week and we have my operation booked in on 10th of January. I was told 3-6 weeks post chemo is ideal x
Evie-S
Community Champion

Re: Surgery post chemo

Hi WhyteFawn - well done you are now over half way through. The side effects, if you get any, tend to be delayed for a few days with Doxetaxel (T for short). I hope you don't suffer. Look after yourself and take lots of time to rest. xx

WhyteFawn
Member

Re: Surgery post chemo

Thank you for all your replies it gives me an idea how long I'll need to wait after chemo. It's a big.help thank you. Just got back from chemo 4 first docetaxel. Fingers crossed for an easy ride.
Hope you are all ok x
Evie-S
Community Champion

Re: Surgery post chemo

Hi WhyteFawn - I'll just add my timescales too. I had chemo first, 6 FEC-T, the last one was 31 March. Then I had single mx, node clearance and immediate recon on 5 May. Started radiotherapy on 12 June. I wish you all the very best with the rest of chemo and your surgery. Very happy to answer any more questions you may have.

Evie xx

Jay68
Community Champion

Re: Surgery post chemo

Hi WhyteFawn - I had final chemo on August 24th followed by surgery (single mx and complete node removal - no reconstruction) on 19 September - started rads on 29 Nov and continuing with 3 weekly herceptin injections until June next year! That might give you some idea of timescales!
WhyteFawn
Member

Re: Surgery post chemo

Hi Andi thanks for your reply. My surgeon passed me to the oncologist and said he would see me again nearer the end of chemo so I haven't got there yet. I was concerned as my last chemo is due 18th Jan and my sister gets married on 2nd March so I wasn't sure how that would fit in with surgery. I am planning to have recon at the same time but I'm also waiting on genetic test results as if I have a faulty brca gene then it may be changed to a double mastectomy.

All the best for your surgery x
Andi71
Member

Re: Surgery post chemo

Hi Cassie,

 

I also have had chemotherapy before surgery.  I finished chemo on 17th November. It is usual to have your mastectomy between 5 and 7 weeks after last infusion. I am surprised that your breast Care team haven’t spoken with you about it.  I’d suggest contacting your Breast Care nurse and asking her direct. Are you having reconstructive surgery?

 

I’m having a single mastectomy with DIEP reconstructive surgery at the same time on 9th January.

 

 

 

 

WhyteFawn
Member

Surgery post chemo

Hi everyone

I am currently having chemo before surgery. If anyone else has had chemo first, roughly how long did you wait after your last chemo before you had Surgery? I am to have a single mastectomy after chemo which is due to finish on 18th Jan. I was just trying to get a rough idea of how long I would need to wait.

Thank you. I hope you all have a good week
Cassie x