Scared of TCx4 chemo - should I do it? Stage 2 IDC
I'm new on here. As a last resort before the first chemo scheduled in 11 days, I wanted to see if anyone has input.
First off, I'm 36 with stage 2 IDC grade 1 (multifocal, up to 2.9 cm) along with extensive 8cm DCIS (intermediate grade). I had 7 biopsies since 2012, always benign - fibroadenoma or papilloma - except the one in May 2021. Only my mom had breast cancer in the family. I had a unilateral mastectomy with expander. The plan was to do radiation of my chest wall (disease was very close) and endocrine therapy. However, due to oncotype being 21 and my age (36), my confusing case was presented at tumor board where everyone agreed about proceeding with TCx4 chemo. Does anyone have any thoughts about this? I'm scheduled for chemo but still having doubts and I'm scared of the longer term risks. Please share...I'd greatly appreciate it.