Hello Again ...
My onco doc wanted to do a CT Scan because of lab results she got. So I went this past Wednesday and got a call from my doc with this news >>>> We found spots on your lungs. She said she can't do a biopsy because the spots are too small. Good news I guess. She said to come back for another CT Scan in 3 months. I have not been treated for my breast cancer. I did have a lumpectomy and was told I would probably need chemo (Stage2a, ER/PR+. HER2-, 3cm tumor, node negative, invasive papillary carcinoma, non invasive in situ DCIS). I decided I wanted the Oncotype test done and it came back that breast cancer recurrence is at 4%. YAY me! NO chemo! I do need to have a second surgery to get more tissue because the margins show that the cancer was within 1mm of the tumors circumference. Which means, there is a chance cancer cells are still present and can find their way outside of my breast tissue. Now I am faced with this new scenario. DO I have lung cancer? Fibrosis? COPD? I don't know. But I've decided I have to take control. I am starting on Monday to get a second opinion on the CT Scan results. I also want to know why it has taken 9 weeks to get a script for radiation therapy to begin. I am soooooooooooooo angry and depressed. Being newly diagnosed with breast cancer makes it hard for someone to make the right choices. It's amazing how much I've learned since I found this lump (August 24th). With these "spots" on my lungs, I am not going to lie in wait and find out it's too late to keep me alive. It may not be cancer, but I am not taking any chances.
Do any of you have a similar story? What did you find out? Was it something to really be concerned about?
Love from a pink sister