Young and newly diagnosed
Hi new friends! My name is Whitney 28 years old and as of May 18th diagnosed with IDC in my left breast. I am ER/PR + and HER2 -. My genetic testing came back as negative. After my MRI and CT they confirmed that it is no where else other than my left breast and lymph nodes (no clue how many) My surgeon wants me to go through chemo before my mastectomy because the tumor is pretty beefy.
My first oncology appointment is June 20th and I and beyond a mess. I feel like there is so much more I should know and I’m being left out of the loop. I panic called my surgeons nurse today because I wanted to know how large the tumor was. She said that she have very limited info but read me what was given. She let me know that it looks to be 10cm! What!? I really hope she is reading it wrong. I am most nervous about the chemo. As selfish as it sounds, I do not want to lose my hair so I’m trying cold capping. I am also (again selfishly) a very active person so the thought of having to go through chemo for 6+ months has been a panic attack after another. I just want this mastectomy to be over with!
Just thought I would share my story. I appreciate you all being here.