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Topic: Treatment Plan

Forum: Chemotherapy - Before, During, and After —

Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 07:40PM

Veeder14 wrote:

Which specialty doctor develops your treatment plan for the medications? Is it a team of doctors or is there a special doctor just for chemotherapy?

Dx 1/2/2018, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/25/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/7/2018 Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2018
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Jan 12, 2018 07:46PM Icietla wrote:

For cancer treatment, that would be your Medical Oncologist.

For other stuff, or maintenance medicines for other stuff, that would probably be your Primary Care Provider.

How are you, Veeder14?

My latest (Stage IV) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV
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Jan 12, 2018 07:53PM Veeder14 wrote:

Icietla,

Thanks for writing back right away and asking how I am. I'm getting really stressed out and anxious about surgery and after treatment stuff because I haven't seen the surgeon yet (app't next Thursday), and no one from the cancer clinic is calling me back. There's a referral so I can talk with an oncology Social Worker but it hasn't been approved yet. Physically I'm fine and doing as many active things I can while I can still do it.

Dx 1/2/2018, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/25/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/7/2018 Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2018
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Jan 12, 2018 08:10PM Icietla wrote:

Keep busy. Keep getting ready for your surgery. If you have surgery options, and if surgery is to be the first part of your treatment, and if you are already decided on the type surgery you want, then it can be planned at the time you meet with your Surgeon.

They may have a policy against informing patients by phone. I understand your frustrations about that and their other *communication problems.* Having all the available information helps us with expectations -- knowing better about what we might expect or should expect.

My latest (Stage IV) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV
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Jan 13, 2018 08:28PM Veeder14 wrote:

Thanks Icietla,

I'm trying to get services and stuff organized before surgery especially some help at home since my back problems just complicate all this. I've got a list of questions for the surgeon ready and will request pain management speak with me before the surgery date. I have such issues with pain management, can't deal with the side effects of narcotics for very long. This scares me the most. I've never taken any except what was given to me during past surgeries I've had even though my previous surgeons sent me home with a prescription.

Dx 1/2/2018, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/25/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/7/2018 Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2018

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