A bit of history: routine mammogram, two more mammograms plus an ultrasound, biopsy, clip placement, diagnosed with both DCIS and IDC on April 21. Saw all three doctors, needed to do MRI to see extent of disease and also wait for HER2 results (we know ER and PR are positive).
I saw my surgeon yesterday, and the MRI confirmed the tumour (about 1.8cm), plus another suspicious spot in same right breast. Left breast is normal. Both axillas are normal with unremarkable lymph nodes. Also, HER2 is negative.
I am going ahead with a right lumpectomy x 2 (will remove suspicious area as well) and a right sentinel node biopsy on May 23.
Am I supposed to be relieved with these results? I feel like I really don’t know much more than I did before and like everything can change after surgery anyway.
Perhaps I’m just venting more than anything. Im still not coping well with this diagnosis and am setting up an appt with a psychologist.
Thank you for listening and your support.