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Jun 18, 2020 09:51AM
I am 38, no known family history, we have no children...recently diagnosed, tumor A <2 cm, ER/PR-, HER2+... tumor B >2 cm, ER/PR-, HER2 unknown...so they are sending it to Mayo for FISH.
While waiting for FISH, I’ll be having a port put in on the 30th.
We are not going to be able to preserve any eggs or embryos because of the timing, and I would have to travel to Salt Lake to get that done...at this time we just feel that taking care of the cancer is more important than preserving fertility.
I have done genetic testing...waiting on results...
Echocardiogram says my heart is normal...(my husband was surprised I even had one ;) )
Any advice on what I should prepare for? I do know the plan is chemo (probably every 3 weeks for 6x...if tumor B is HER2+, or every week for 10x if neg) mastectomy, radiation and therapy... What are good items to have for chemo??? I’ve read a few forums, but what is your most necessary items? They told me to plan on losing hair...I’m ok with that. It’s a lot to process.
Hoping and praying that I respond well to chemo and treatments and this isn’t something genetic that puts me at a higher risk for more cancer in the future.
Diagnosed at 38. Dog mom. Wife. Rancher turned warrior, currently busy kicking cancers ass.
6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH)
6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
7/6/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
7/7/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
7/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab)