IDC - HER2+, starting Chemo this week maybe
Everything is moving kind of fast. Friday before last, I just went in because my right breast and under the arm were sore. Flash forward to now, and I've had a mammogram, ultrasound, biopsy, and met with a surgeon and an oncologist. Originally the surgeon wasn't until Tuesday, and the oncology appointment wasn't until Wednesday, but they got me in this morning and afternoon for both. They said it's kind of aggressive but a "good cancer." I guess, for now, it looks like I'm starting chemo on Thursday with plans for 2-3 rounds and then surgery and possibly radiation somewhere in the mix. They say I'm probably going to lose my hair and the surgeon says I'm high risk and should consider a double mastectomy with reconstruction.
My head is kind of spinning. My daughter, as I've mentioned before elsewhere, is also having some health issues and had an ultrasound and has an MRI later this week, too. It's probably NOT cancer for her, but it's hard for everyone right now and very unsettling.
Anyway, I'm here. No one has said anything about staging. I still need scans and apparently an echocardiogram.