Log in to post a reply
Jan 24, 2012 06:13PM
Jan 24, 2012 06:24PM
VR...I hear you, but I posted on this thread because I was told my tumor was small. In regard to mucinious tumors...mine was 1 C and they did not do a oncotype on the mucinicous because in the end my bc surgeon said you don't do them for those types of cancers...although I asked for one due to past discussions we had.
My friends know that I have early cancer, with the aggressive her2+++ component. Because most have seen friends or family suffer due to chemo they said for me not to go there. My family are very well aware of my dx and risk. They also have done research and feel that I am doing the right thing...in fact, they would be angry if I choose to do chemo.
I have made a request for my mx tissue to be sent to the original lab where I had the biopsy sent to. I do plan to have a second opinion. You are given about 5 minutes with your bc surgeon for post op telling you the good news. I had hoped my oncologist would have had the time to answer my questions, but seem a little frustrated in me asking...and again only talked about the 5 lines that were readable on the 5 page report...node 1, negative, node2, negative, node 3, negative, node 4, negative, tumor, postive, stage 1 with hormone positive, and her2+++ .... that's about it and the rest is for me to figure out for myself.
I also addressed the whole staging topic on the early cancer as I believe the whole staging topic is confusing...especially since there apparently so many opinion even amongst oncologist.
I misplaced the biopsy report...several pages, very detailed. I've requested another and hopefully it will soon all make sense. Sorry for being on the wrong thread.
6/13/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+