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Update on First IDC now SCC

Patti1967
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I went to UIC today, I go for a CT scan on Tuesday and then go  back on March 16 to see my Dr/Surgeon and a rad onco.  My doc is hoping to be able to try just radiation due to the fact that surgery on my entire chin and lower lip could be disfiguring.  Of course this depends on what the CT scan shows...I am not getting my hopes up about no surgery but at least its a possibility:)  She is highly regarded for her work/surgery with cancer of the head and neck and yet mine has thrown her for a loop.  She took pictures of my chin and  lower lip and said she would research it until she can tell me I am not alone. 

They seem to think that my IDC which I just finished chemo for three months ago might have played a role in it some how.  I know so many of you have faced and are going through radiation and from what I have read on here, oh boy, I hope I can get through it.  You are all very inspiring:) 

Patti

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CivilMatt
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Joined: May 2012

Patti,

It sounds like your doctor is being very sure for your treatment, that is good for you.

As I sit here, finishing off some Peanut M&M’s I think you will do fine with rads.  My taste buds and saliva are mediocre, but every day it is better.

Good luck, good scans, smooth sailing,

Matt

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Tim6003
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Yeah we all think we are pretty tough...then realize what other choice did we have and are humbled.Sealed  jk

Whispered a prayer right before I hit submit that all goes well and is well and you come out clean ...

 

Best,

Tim

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ToBeGolden
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you have to be part of our little select group. I know you will find support and advice from members of this board. Rick.

Patti1967
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Joined: Mar 2013

Thanks to you all:) There is no doubt cancer humbles you, I discovered that after surgery and chemo for the IDC.  I also discovered we can endure A LOT and are true fighters:)  I will fight on, my six month old grandson has never seen the me that use to be and now he may never but, he will see me sitting at every future school activity and his high school graduation!  

Thanks again, your support is uplifting:)

Patti

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debbiejeanne
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Joined: Jan 2010

patti, what is idc?  i will  be praying for a clean scan for you.  you are n my prayers.

God bless,

debbiejeanne

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Billie67
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Joined: Jul 2012

Girl...you've paid your dues! I'm so hoping the CT shows that rads alone will take care of the SCC.
Please keep us posted and you will be in my prayers.
Billie

Patti1967
Posts: 186
Joined: Mar 2013

Thanks debbiejeanne:) IDC is Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, in short breast cancer.  I had bilateral, both breasts with one metastic node.  Finished chemo for that on this past Dec 10, and the SCC showed up two weeks later.  It wasn't diagnosed until March 21.

Thanks Billie!  I will and I so appreciate all the support and prayers:)

God bless,

Patti

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debbiejeanne
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patti, i'm so sorry to hear that.  you will be in my prayers as all here are. 

God bless,

debbiejeanne

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