I am a 31 year old mother of one married for almost 10 years to a wonderful husband. I was just diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Had a lumpectomy 8/27/09 lump was removed and also 23 of 25 lymph nodes were cancerous, going for a petscan on 8/21/09.I go for my port consult with my doctor this week Then I have 20 weeks of chemo. I have every 2 weeks for four weeks the dose dense ac chemo followed by weekly paclitaxel. Then I have after the chemo 34 straight days of radiation.Is this normal radiation? I have heard it 2 times a week, but not everyday for 6 weeks. The biggest thing is I AM DEATHLY AFRAID OF NEEDLES! I fainted with the biopsy for goodness sakes. Will the port hurt? Also how is it done? I am hoping it is done while I am asleep? What am I going to expect with the side effects with the chemo? Sorry this is alot, but I have done research, but I really need to find someone or more than one person to go thru this with me and talk me thru this. My husband, family, & friends are awesome, but they have not been thru this and do not know how I am fearing death, scared of the needles, and all they can say is what can I do, or get over the fear of the needles, but damn it when you are scared of something it is very hard to just get over it! So any help or suggestion would be great and much appreciated!!!