New De Novo diagnosis
I was just diagnosed yesterday with de novo MBC. The PET scan showed "1. large hypermetabolic left breast mass, consistent with invasive ductal carcinoma. Regional nodal metastatic disease to the left axilla. 2. Numerous lyctic osseous metastases. Many of these are small, but a lesion in the L2 vertebral body show significant osteolysis and could be prone to pathologic fracture."
I first noticed the lump out of nowhere in October, as I definitely didn't feel anything out of the ordinary over the swim season (the way I put my swimsuit on, I would have felt this). I convinced myself that it was nothing, and procrastinated about having it looked at, since I have dense, lumpy breasts. I started having back pain a few weeks after. I obviously did not think they were related.
I am still trying to process this.
My MO has me starting tamoxifen and ibrance. Radiation starts Tuesday for the spine.
I don't know what questions I should be asking. Does the treatment sound reasonable? I'm 44 and premenopausal.