Stage 1b or 2a???
My pathology report reads: T1aN1miM0. My doctor told me that I was stage 2a, but the information on the American Cancer Society website says it would be 1b. Any thoughts??
Stage IB: T0 or T1, N1mi, M0: The tumor is 2 cm or less across (or is not found) (T0 or T1) with micrometastases in 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes (the cancer in the lymph nodes is greater than 0.2mm across and/or more than 200 cells but is not larger than 2 mm)(N1mi). The cancer has not spread to distant sites (M0).
Dx at 33 in May 2011
IDC and DCIS in left breast
Stage 2A (T1aN1miM0)
A/C x 4
Taxol and Herceptin x 12
Herceptin every three weeks
Prophylactic Right Mastectomy and expanders on both sides June 28, 2012
May 2012 Bone scan, CT, breast MRI all normal
September 2012 Finished Herceptin
February 25, 2013 exchange surgery and port out