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Re: Re: Similar pathology
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 1:06 PM
Trust me...things do get better as time goes on. Right now you feel like you're in a super deep hole struggling to get out...atleast I did. Normalcy will return and you'll feel as though you can conquer anything.
Remember...DCIS is the best of the worst regardless. Be thankful for that particular diagnosis.
I had a mastectomy, but I did have some microinvasion present so everyone from the surgeon to the oncologist were weary of that fact and felt I should be VERY aggressive. However, often times when you get the mastectomy you don't need radiation because there's nothing left to radiate. You do mention though that they suspect you might have some lymph node involvement...if that's the case I'm sure they'll radiate you. I didn't have to undergo radiation...it would have done more harm than good.
I'll keep my fingers crossed that you don't have positive nodes. Even if you do...it's not the end of the world. So many people are still thriving today with MUCH WORSE diagnosis... :-)
39 years old
SIMI VALLEY, CA (Los Angeles area)
DCIS diag. 10/04, left breast mastectomy 12/04
ER/PR –, Her 2+, clear sentinel node, except one or two BAD micromets.
Did 6 rounds FEC chemo to insure those were gone, then 12 mos. of Herceptin.
8-year SURVIVOR...approaching 9 years since diagnosis!