Sep 18, 2013 - 7:44 pm
I hope someone can help! I was diagnosed in April with Breast cancer in my right breast of 7 cm (?) and also in my lymph nodes. My oncologist suggested chemo first to shrink tumor and then have a lumpectomy. I had 6 chemo which I finished at the end of August. Every time my oncologist examined me she said the tumor had shrunk alot. However, when I went for the routine mammo and mri, they found that the tumor size had increased alot. I can see the difference between right and left breast. The right is huge compared to the left. The surgeon looked at me and said she could feel the tumor was much bigger than before and she had to do a masectomy instead of the originally planned lumpectomy.
My question is-why would the oncologist have told me the tumor had shrunk and within 2 weeks of finishing chemo the tumor has gotten MUCH bigger. My right breast is red and the aureole? is also larger than before. The oncologist and surgeon decided I need to do the masectomy so surgery is scheduled for this Friday. Noone will give me an answer as to my prognosis. Can anyone help me? I am freaking out!