Mar 25, 2020 02:55PM JustyneF wrote:
Hi there! I am 29 years old and recently diagnosed with stage 1b / stage 2a breast cancer (T2 N0 M0). The tumor is located in my left breast and on the skin which little did I know was abnormal at the time. Her2 negative. ER is >90% and PR 30% with Ki67 at 15%. Grade 2.
I start chemo on April 6 for 24 weeks (16 rounds). After that I will do a partial mastectomy and then radiation. Long process but spirits are high.
In regards to the chemo I'll be doing 12 rounds of Taxol (one time per week) and then follow that with doxorubican and cytoxan. In addition, I've signed up for a study called I-Spy 2 and will receive which arm (5 total arms) I will get in the beginning of April. Basically, the I-SPY 2 will be in addition to the normal standard of care chemo, so add in another bag. However, one of the five arms is just normal standard of care so there is a possibility I receive just that. Eager to know.
To be honest, I am not sure what to expect. I know I will lose my hair and have a ton of side effects but I hoping to remain as strong as I can during that time.
Very happy to find this group as we go through this together. I am not sure anyone has gone through what we are about to go through since this pandemic can effect us so greatly.
Any tips or tricks are always welcomed here!