Starting Chemo in August 2020
Hi ladies! I don't see a post yet for August 2020. I get my chemo port on Monday 8/3 and will start chemo that same day. 4 treatments (every other week) AC followed by 12 weekly treatments of Taxol. I thought I had done a lot of research but am finding that there's still much to learn!
I am a 48 year old wife and mother of 2 teenagers. No family history BC (or any cancer for that matter). I had a 'clean' mammogram in September 2019. Felt a lump in April and now here I am. Was initially diagnosed as borderline Stage 1 and 2 because my tumor measured at 2.1 cm in the mammogram and 2.0 cm in MRI, with no clinical LN involvement. However, during my lumpectomy the tumor ended up measuring 4.5 cm and cancer detected in 3 of 4 sentinel nodes including extracapsular extension in one. At that point, I switched my care to a large cancer center a couple hours away. The doctors there felt I had a high risk of additional LN involvement and I had a ALND a few weeks ago. Very happy to say that no additional cancer was found. Luckily those doctors can still direct my treatment but I can have the infusions done locally.