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Last week I got the diagnosis - breat cancer, invasive ductal ca - HER2 3+ posotove ER 90% pr 25% KI-67 40% unfavorable.
I'm going in for surgery on Wednesday don't know if my nodes are clean or not, they doubt it because of the path report showing angiolymphatic invasion.
They saythis is rapid growing and now I hurt everywhere feel I can't breath, I know some of its stress, but I worry about the muga scan, when will it be done, what if I can't take the treatments, so many questions.
06-13-2006, 08:56 AM
I'm so sorry to hear your news, but glad that you found this site. We've all been through the wringer that you're now experiencing, and many would say that you are in the most stressful time of a cancer diagnosis. Once you have a clearer picture, you can begin to chart a course of treatment, and the anxiety level will go down.
I wish you best of luck on Wednesday, and hope your recovery is quick and uneventful.
Please keep posting and asking questions. Information is power, and as you learn about this disease, you'll realize that her2 breast cancer is not the foe it once was-- Herceptin can be very very helpful, and there are new drugs in the pipeline that promise to be even better.
What size tumor? I did the same thing. It's anxiety. I can't tell you to turn it off because I couldn't. Only 1or 2% of people have poor MUGAS where they can't take herceptin.
I've recently asked to be switched to echos instead of mugas. The mugas are easy, but I like having a real person around instead of a camera.
One day at a time. I've found so far there is nothing horribly painful in any of the treatments the docs have devised for BC. They will take care of you. Best of luck, BB
06-15-2006, 04:46 AM
So sorry you had to join us but glad you found this site. When it comes to support the women and men on this site are great!
I'm Stage I (tumor 2cm), Grade 3, PR/ER+, HER2+++, no nodes.
Lumpectomy in early April and yesterday was my second round of chemo. Things are going great up to now! And I just noticed you also got operated yesterday.
I know it's hard not to be sad or stressed out but keep your chin and think POSITIVEhttp://her2support.org/vbulletin/images/icons/icon14.gif - that is part of the key to healing. I'm sure there will be days not so goodhttp://her2support.org/vbulletin/images/icons/icon13.gif but once you really know what you're up against things will get better and before you know it, you will have more 'good days'http://her2support.org/vbulletin/images/icons/icon12.gif than bad!
And keep posting you will find alot of info here as well support to help you thru the days ahead. In the beginning I had insomnia and would come on this site OFTEN - there is always someone here no matter what time of day or NIGHT!!
Thinking of you and wishing you all the best!
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