Feb 05, 2001 - 10:52 am
Hi to everyone!! I am a 55 year old with reaccurant breast cancer. I was diagnosed in Dec of 99 and had a lumpectomy in my right breast in Jan of 2000. Then I went through 3 months of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. In Oct of 2000 the cancer reaccured and had a month of chemo to try and reduce the size of the tumor before operating. When it failed to shrink, I had a mastectomy on Dec. 20th. Great Christmas!! Now I have cancer in the lymph nodes under my left arm and in the chest wall, nothing in the lungs or other organs. I am on chemo again to try and stop the spread and so far I have noticed a reduction in the size of the lump under my left arm and hoping that the ones in my chest are doing the same. I don't really know what my oncologist is going to recommend after the this either stops spreading or doesn't, but I am scared to death. Is there anyone out there who has the same problems? I am in desperate need to talk to someone who understands and knows what I am going through.