I am the newbie, Nina, who has been posting about her latest breast cancer diagnosis.
If you remember I mentioned, I had breast cancer 9 yrs ago, i would have been a 10
year survivor next mth, but now i got a reoccurance, or yet another breast cancer,
they are not sure yet, not all pathology has come back....the doctors, sent it out
to YET another lab, for a 2nd opinion, I might get a 3rd opinion.
The breast surgeon called me, he said, the tumor is "POORLY DIFFENTIATED"....THAT
IS NOT GOOD.....THE GRADE IS ON BASIS OF 3 GROUPS, ONE BEING WELL DIFERENTIATED, TO
INTERMIDATE, TO POORLY... MY GRADE 9, WAS POOR....A 9-12 BEING VERY WORST.
THE "HER" IS NOT BACK YET...AND WE DONT KNOW IF IT IS, "ESTROGEN RELATED OR NOT YET"
SO I HAVE A POOR DIFFERENTIATED, 9 POOR GRADE TUMOR....2.1CM...AGGRESSIVE!
HE DOES NOT KNOW THE STAGE YET...BECAUSE WE HAVENT DONE THE MASTECTOMY YET.
HERE IS SOMETHING BAD TOO.....9 YRS AGO, I STARTED WITH 1 SURGEON, DIDNT LIKE HIM
AT ALL....SO I WENT TO THE ONES I HAVE NOW....WHEN HE WENT TO CHECK MY "LYMPH NODES"
"THE BAD SURGEON I MEAN"----HE DID NOT DO THE "SENTINAL NODE" WHAT HE DID WAS,
"Disected" instead, you know, "he took a big chunck of skin and nodes out"...that
MORON....TOOK 22 NODES......OUT!
Now my current surgeon told me....HE CANT DO A SENTINAL NODE BIOPSY! OMG WHAT WILL
THEY OR I DO????????????
OMG, THIS DOESNT SOUND GOOD, I KNOW IT DOESNT.....THEN MY SURGEON SAID, BECAUSE I
AM 340LBS...I COULD BE AT VERY BIG RISK FOR CHEMOTHERAPY( I AGREE )..PLUS, I HAVE
DIABETES AND HIGH BP,,,, HE SAID, THE ONCOLOGIST MIGHT GIVE YOU..MEDICINE, BUT? THOSE
MEDICINES, ARE THEY FOR SYSTEMIC TREAMTMENT? OR JUST FOR THE TUMOR??????
I will be 51, next mth.....OMG, I FEEL LIKE WITH ALL THE INFO HERE, NOTHING
SOUNDS POSITIVE.....SOUNDS LIKE A DEATH SENTENCE......IF THERE IS NO SENTINAL
NODE, HE WONT BE ABLE TO DECIDE IF THE NODES ARE NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE, HE CANT DO
A SENTINAL NODE. AND THIS IS AS I SAID...A 2.1CM....AGREESSIVE, AND POOR GRADE.
OMG, I FEEL LIKE IM GOING TO NOT MAKE IT....THIS WILL METASTASIZE IT SEEMS IN
OMG, PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME INFO? ANYTHING THAT WILL HELP ME? WHAT HAPPENS
IF HE CANT GET THE SENTINAL NODE? THAT MEANS, THAT CANCER MIGHT GO UNDER THE
ARM AND JUST BE LEFT THERE? OR NOT BE ABLE TO BE FOUND?
I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SCARED, CRYING...OMG, WHEN I HAD THAT PET
SCAN LAST YEAR, IT WAS A 2CM....RIGHT AFTER I WENT TO SURGEON, AND HE DIDNT SEE
IT ON MAMO OR ULTRASOUND, THE "MD RADIOLOGIST" WHY WHY WHY, HE PUT,
"FATTY NECROSIS" HE DID NOT PUT A SIZE, OR THAT IT WAS MALIGNANT....HE SAID
NO CYST...NO LESION...I DONT GET IT!!!!
NOW JUST LAST WEEK......THE OTHER MD RADIOLOGIST...PUTS A 2CM....JUST LIKE THE
PET SCAN....READ 9 MTHS EARLIER......9 MTHS...ANYTHING CAN GROW, EXPECIALLY IF
IS....AGRESSIVE.....WHY WAS IT THE SAME SIZE???????????? THIS WAS NOT A NEW
FINDING......IT WAS THE SAME....THING THE PET SCAN SAW. WHY DID THE RADIOLOGIST
MD....LAST YEAR SAY IT WAS , FATTY NECROSIS? BUT HE DIDNT SAY, A SIZE LIKE THE
PET DID OR THE....RADIOLOGIST MD DID THIS YEAR?
PLEASE FRIENDS, CAN YOU READ THIS OVER ....PLEASE CAN YOU SEE WHAT IM SAYING?
WHO AND WHERE SHOULD I GO FOR ANOTHER OPINION....AND CAN YOU MAKE SENSE OUT OF
THIS???? ALSO.....HE CANT DO THE SENTINAL NODE....9 YRS AGO A SURGEON TOOK
22 NODES OUT......OMG, HOW WILL THEY CHECK THE NODES NOW?????? HYSTERCTOMY
IS SCHEDULED FOR....MARCH 27.
HELP ME PLEASE, HELP ME......OMG, I HAVE A TERRIBLE FEAR.