Hi Shoelover, sorry your news wasn't great but it's good to know what treatment is planned. I'm sorry I can't help with your chemo question but hopefully someone will be along soon who will know more than me.
Hi Shoelover. I was told at my initial meeting that they were pretty sure I had BC and then a week later they confirmed it and told me the stage. I have to tell you that the absolutely worst thing about this whole malarkey is the waiting. The nurses and surgeons are amazing and BC care has advanced so much in the last 10 years. I had a WLE and sentinel node biopsy. There are some really upsetting stories out there, but don't forget that not every case is as scary. I found my lump on 4th June, it was diagnosed on 11th, test results on 18th and operation on 30th June. Ten days later they said they were happy that the whole lump was removed, no vascular invasion and no lymph nodes affected. I had radiotherapy and will take tamoxifen for ten years! I never realised that this could be the case and had I known that at the beginning it may have made the waiting slightly easier. Whatever your results are the surgeons and doctors will deal with it. My doctor said to me today, please stop worrying about everything otherwise you'll forget to live. He's right. We are all in good hands and they will take care of us when we need it. Don't forget that many many people live with BC for a very long time, and many more get rid of it and it never comes back. Oh, and don't read statistics - THEY ARE NONSENSE. Wishing you a lovely Christmas!