Hi everyone,its Ann again.
My surgeon told me yesterday that I had 8 nodes removed last week with my mastectomy. All were negative. I was so relieved. BUT, she said they found another 0.6cm tumor in the removed breast tissue. They already took out an 0.8 cm tumor during the surgical biopsy. I don't have the path report yet, and the appointment with the oncology will be another 10 days. I am really scared now. If the size adds up, it means 0.8+0.6, the tumor is 1.4cm. Doest that mean chemo is most likely ? Besides this tumor, i have extensive DCIS. My cancer is low grade, grade 1, and ER and PR positive. I just hope and pray that they won't tell me to have chemo as the nodes are all negative.
whats your experience ? anyone with nodes negative but still goes through chemo ?
btw, my chest is till very uncomfortable, and the underarm area is very sore. Its just 1 week, i know it will get better.
However, there is an area in the inside of my upper arm, that is very painful to touch. Is this normal ? I don't have any swallon, but that part really hurts when i touches it. Will this get better over time ?
Sorry to ask you so many question, i really need to talk this out.
love to you all.