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Sep 12, 2017 05:17AM
Thank you for your post. I have read your details carefully again and understand that all your problems have been in the same breast. I do know that cancer cells can mutate, so I can understand that your tumour has probably mutated. In your post you say that the tumour is now 25% progesterone, but in your details you have put ER+, which is oestrogen. You said in the past that you were going on tamoxifen which fights oestrogen but I do not know if it is also effective against progesterone. I understand that you are writing in English which is a second language for you, so if you want to, from time to time, if it gets difficult for you, you can send me a short PM in Spanish.
I was glad to know that you have got through your first radiotherapy session. This treatment will make you feel tired, so just rest. You said they put a sticking plaster with a mark on it. Are you sure it was proper radiotherapy you had yesterday or was it being marked out on a prototype machine that was preparing the mark for the radiotherapy to target.
You are going to get through your radiotherapy and you must keep telling yourself that you are going to get through and you are goind to be alright and that you will get back to a normal life.
It is all very difficult for you at the moment and we can all understand that. We are all living proof that we can get through this long cancer journey and then get on with our lives. Do not be sad but be positive.
Do you think that your right breast is red because you have inflammatory breast cancer? You could ask your oncologist about this.
A cancer journey is a long one and a lonely one, even if you have family, friends and support groups to help you. Deep within yourself and your thoughts you are alone. Some say life is a lonely journey and that we are all alone even if we are surrounded by people.
I am not religious but those who are say that prayer helps them. It plays no part in my life and I think it was determination that got me through my cancer journey.
Try to find ways to make you laugh during each day. We can only live the day, just the moment, because we cannot know what the day will bring.
I am thinking of you and sending you some of my determination to help you through this difficult time.
Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food - Hippocrates B.C. 390 Preadjuvant chemo 3 months epirubicin, cyclophosphamide, 3 months docetaxel. Mastectomy RB Sentinel node pos Radiotherapy 3 weeks + boosters
6/20/2005, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
10/31/2005 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
5/16/2006 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right