After-surgery Decisions to Make
Hi, I'm Jo. 72 yrs old and already a lung cancer survivor (segmentectomy, no rads or chemo and follow up scans are clear so far).
Diagnosed with invasive ductal cancer, hormone positive, HER negative in November. Lumpectomy three weeks ago removed 9 mm tumor; path report good - no cancer found in the margins.
Since stopping my estrogen & progesterone after diagnosis I've gained weight (that was a battle to lose in the first place) and have menopause symptoms all over again. I take meds for depression and have for years.
Healing well from surgery. Met last week with Radiation Oncologist who recommends 5 week course of rads. Meeting with medical oncologist next week, then will have some decisions to make:
Oncotyping - yes or no
Radiation - yes or no
Hormone (suppression) therapy - yes or no
I've been reviewing info on this site but would appreciate any specific experiences that might help with my decisons.