Yesterday I got a phone call to go for lymph node results on Fri. Was expecting to have to wait longer. Probably find out when oncology appt will be too. Best wishes for your surgery and treatment. Thanks for replying.
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I am 41 and was diagnosed IDC end of March. Initially only biopsied biggest lump despite mammogram showing 'lumps'. Initial ultrasound didn't show anything obvious in armpit. MRI showed 2 lumps in different quadrants. Primary one 5cm. Surgeon originally discussed lumpectomy. Then biopsy of 2nd lump was confirmed also cancer. 6 weeks later had mastectomy and sentinel lobe biopsy. Results: Grade 2; ER+; HER2-; 1 of four nodes positive. Had to return for surgery for axillary lymph node clearance. Now one week post surgery. Waiting for lymph node results. Waiting for first appt with oncologist. Told likely be July before I start chemo. Naturally I feel like 3 months from process of diagnosis (and surgery) to start chemotherapy is a lifetime to wait. I know it varies for each individual case. Friend living in another area has neen recently diagnosed and had all biopsies and scans within 2 weeks and is starting chemo next week. Though she is grade 3. Maybe my treatment has been pretty prompt? How long does each part of the process take for others? How long do people wait for surgery and chemo? I feel as though the 'one month' guideline always evades me.
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