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Jul 11, 2018 11:35AM
Hi Monica, I live in Europe too (a bit down from you, in central E.). I feel for you as I am in somewhat similar situation... I have 2 small kids and am 38. Starting chemo next Monday and I'm scared stiff. I had micrometastasis in one of 3 sentinel nodes too...
How are you coping with chemo? How far along are you?
I have found your topic via search tool, because I was searching for tips - how to manage the household with small kids during chemo... I am considering starting a topic, if I don't find any...
Please consider adding your diagnosis and treatments in your signature, as this really helps when somebody is answering your questions... are you hormone or her2 positive?
Regarding your fear of mets somewhere in your body - well, I guess nobody knows for sure, but I think it is unlikely with your small tumor... Do they do tests for mets in Norway? I have had some tests, like lungs x-ray, bone scan and ultrasound check of liver - so far nothing was found and my tumor was bigger than yours.
I will do the genetic testing too, but it's really a hassle here. I don't get it - it takes at least 3 months or longer. So there was no chance to get the result prior to my operation (which I had exactly 1 month after I found my lump). How long does it take in Norway to get the result? I'm sorry to hear you tested positive... I peobably will be positive too, since 2 mothernal aunts had BC (both alive and well and 5+ years out)
dx at 38
5/22/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
6/14/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
6/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Left
7/16/2018 Zoladex (goserelin)
7/16/2018 AC + T (Taxol)
9/13/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
1/11/2019 Aromasin (exemestane)
1/21/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement