Aug 27, 2019 12:56PM purple-flower wrote:
Hi Hopewins & Everyone
Oh my gosh, thank you for the posts, info, sharing stories, helping me stand up from my hunched over sadness, etc. It is really great to be able to put it all out here to people who understand, unfiltered (sorry). It really means a lot to me and has helped in so many ways already.
I heard MRI results and Rt side is as they thought - 1.2 cm although with some "gray area behind possible pre-cancerous"... and then small area left side 8mm is newly seen. They want to biopsy it to see what it is, but doesn't change BMX plan really. If left is cancerous it will include sentinal biopsy that side too and I guess higher chance of spread. But 2nd opinion surgeon was nice and supportive of my BMX decision, even though she said lympectomy is still an option. Ok so it's not super worse! Man, I'm exhausted from that worry... (more to come right?)
We also talked about my other questions re: hormone therapy before surgery and fertility treatment. She said both were good questions and worthy of clinical trials. She said in Europe they are looking at pre-surgery hormonal therapy but mostly just to see if tumor is "receptive" to it as they can tell w/in 2 weeks - so helps w/chemo decision. I told her I want in on that trial and she smiled and said she is sure that many patients would be and that I'm ahead of my time (hmmm).
For the fertility treatment question, she said she thinks that is also really worth looking at - as cancer can take 10 years to grow and she thinks now there is enough of a pool or women who have done treatment to see. She said it was not at all out of the question in terms of rise of rates and use of fertility, and older pregnancies. In my case I was 40 when I had my twins.
So... I can breathe just a little bit more today. Not totally worse than we thought and 2nd opinion was grounding. Heard rumor that surgery may be 9/11 but not set yet. Thanks for listening. I think I will have (just a little) wine tonight.
Love to you all