Sep 19, 2010 - 9:48 pm
I am HER2+ and went for my 6 month after radiation mamogram last week. The technician made a remark that I am high risk for recurrence because my nuclear grade is 3. This is very upsetting to me. I thought that since I was stage 1 and no lymph nodes had cancer, I was very low risk for recurrence. Also, I am getting Herceptin, so that is supposed to really help reduce my risk. My nuclear grade was 3,because HER2+ is aggressive and reproduces rapidly. But I am only stage 1. Largest tumor was 1.5cm and the others were smaller. No cancer in the 4 sentinal nodes removed. I had Taxotere and Carboplatin for 6 rounds with Herceptin and am going to be done with Herceptin in November. I told my surgeon about the remark and my surgeon said I was not high risk, but no one can say what will happen.
Anybody know about these things?
By the way, my mamogram was fine. I have not ever had an MRI or CAT Scan.