Oct 23, 2013 - 8:05 pm
Hello, Ladies. I posted some time ago about a suspicious lump on my CT scan. After mammogram and biopsy, here is what I was told:
Clinically it is Stage 1 Invasive Lobular Cancer. It is estrogen receptive. It has been caught early, is only 1/2" in size, and is treatable. I will see the surgeon on Monday to discuss the plan. Right now, it's surgery to remove the mass and 2 lymph nodes from the armpit. CT scan and examination indicates no enlarged lymph nodes, so testing just to be sure. Surgery is out-patient, a couple of days rest, then I can resume almost normal activity. Probably will be given Tamoxifen or other anti-estrogen pill from here on. Lymph node results will determine if I need chemo or not.
I do have a load of questions for the doctor, but just want to get your feedback to see what else I should be asking. Any info you can give will be appreciated, even though I will be surfing the net this weekend to gather up info and my questions. The doctor has given us lots of positives on this, so I'm hoping you all concur. As a reminder, I am an OVCA survivor, 14 years now! My CT scan concludes NED for OVCA! But this is the same CT scan that detected the mass in my breast. For them, I am grateful, as it is deep and small and I didn't feel anything these last months.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you!