Jul 4, 2021 03:11AM NorCalS wrote:
When I was first diagnosed, the BS and MO initially thought I would be stage 2b or c. As more tests came in, I was staged 3c/4 because the lymph nodes in the supraclavicular area were involved. MO wanted to switch my treatment from curative intent to palliative. I, with the help of the breast surgeon, pushed for curative intent. I had AC, then taxol. The cancer responded to the chemo pretty well, but I did not get PCR, so after my lumpectomy and radiation, I was on Xeloda for 6 months. It’s been 2 years since DX, and so far I’m NED (no evidence of disease). I’m still holding my breath and crossing all fingers until year 5. I’m glad I went with curative intent. All the chemo wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t as bad and I feel like it gave me the best chance at survival.