I was diagnosed in Aug with Breast cancer - second time - first time was 28 years ago. Mine was Estrogen Positive - a good thing - no lymph nodes involved and I thought I was all set (again) with lumpectoy with 6 weeks of radiation and good to go.
BUT,, the type of tumor caused concern and the ONCA test was ordered - I scored 29 which meant Chemotherapy - that was last Thursday and I started my first treatment this Wed 10/3/12. This is definitely benefical towards your making good choices going forward.
Further in testing I found out I am infact BRACA 2 postive for the hereditary mutation. Thus, I have been lucky for the last 28 years not to have had recurrence. After Chemo, I am opting for double mastcetomy, reconstruction and removal of my ovaries.
Maybe because of my age - who knows - but I am feeling so uplifted to be in charge of my life to make these choices to know that I will not be at risk again for Breast Cancer nor have the pain of Ovarian cancer either.
Please do not freak out - get some anxiety meds and trust that the doctors and nurses do all that they can to minimize nausea, voimiting and any discomfort you may be fearing. I just bought a wig that I love and I cannot wait to buzz my head and start wearing it.
Be pround of your self for facing this and know that you are BEAUTIFUL. The very best of luck with your appointment - let me know how you make out. Further, calm yourself down with Yoga, Meditation and strong faith that you will come out of this fine.View Thread