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Aug 10, 2019 10:50AM
I really appreciate seeing all if the encouraging posts. I am a newbie who finally has her plan but am admittedly scared.
I met with MO yesterday and I have my treatment plan. After being told that my cancer is not acting typically and that it is a shit cancer (my father, husband, and myself appreciate his candor) in that it is too small ( 11 mm and 2 mm in my axillary region) to normally have infected all four of my sentinel nodes (three with my macromets and one with micromets) he postulated that it has been spitting out cancer to the lymph nodes for a while. His main concern Is that it is grade 3/3 (UK terms as he was originally trained there).
He then went on to discuss everything including my 10 year survival broken down by doing nothing then by adding each and every treatment. He discussed how I was ER+ and how and where estrogen is made. Then he stated that my high PR+ was probably the thing that will save my life. Which is why my treatment plan looks like the following:
Zoladex injection every three months to put me into menopause likely this upcoming week (he did tell me dad and husband I might be a wee bit cranky 😀). I have to wait a week after the injection to receive my chemo
Three cycles of FEC (fluoruracil/epirubicin(otherwise know as adriamycin)/cyclophosphamide). One infusion every three weeks
Three cycles of docetaxal (taxotere)
He also wants me in an exercise clinical trial during chemo as I am already acting and am hoping to remain active during treatment.
Then the radiation will start after chemo and so will the tamoxifen until I get my ovaries removed and then I will be on AIs.
He would also like me to receive zolendronate when I start receiving my Tamoxifen.
Needless to say I am very nervous as I want to be able to complete all the treatments and have a good response toincrease my chances of survival.
Hugs and love to everyone going through this.
Wendy diagnosed at 45
6/7/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
7/4/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
8/16/2019 Zoladex (goserelin)
10/23/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs