I was diagnosed on Sept 11 with BC. I had a mastectomy on Sept 30. There were 2 tumors - Stage 1, no lymph nodes involved, ER+. I found out yesterday that I'm positive for Her2/neu. I will be having four treatments of AC starting next Thursday. I am scared stiff! The Adriamycin part really makes me nervous but I know it is most effective with Her2+. I had invasive BC with some DCIS component. I wonder if the Her2 positive is because of this? I read that DCIS usually is Her2+. I am having a hard time finding out what this exactly means though.
I know it means that the cancer is aggressive and coud come back. I will be taking Tamoxifen after chemo. I feel doomed - like I have some cancer somewhere in my body just waiting to explode. Can anyone out there give me any reassurance? I had a pretty positive attitude since I found out until yesterday. Now I'm feeling kind of depressed. I'm only 42!!! Help!!