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I had lumpectomy, sentinel node removed, clean margins, 8% on Oncotype, Then Contura with 10 doses of HD int. radiation, followup this Friday, to be put on Tamoxifin, no chemo.Still uneasy - any guidance or suggestions on WHAT I need to be asking doc?

Lauralee B Profile
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Stage 1 Patient over 6 years
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  • Becky Lynn Profile
    anónimo
    Stage 1 Paciente
    My case was similar. I had a 5 oncotype and no chemo. So far so good.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Jill Carey Profile
    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    Lauralee, why do you feel uneasy? Have you talked to your ontocoligist? I love mine. She explained everything step by step. Lets talk!
    over 6 years Flag
    • Lauralee B Profile
      anónimo
      Stage 1 Paciente

      So far my oncologist has answered every question I have asked - no problem - But everything has happened so fast - from diagnosis, 3 surgeries in 28 days, and 10 radiation treatments- I am stil a bit dazed. ( Plus moving my mother across country...

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      So far my oncologist has answered every question I have asked - no problem - But everything has happened so fast - from diagnosis, 3 surgeries in 28 days, and 10 radiation treatments- I am stil a bit dazed. ( Plus moving my mother across country to live with us in Dec2012 as she goes through treatment for stage 4 colon cancer - has got my mind stretched beyond its limits at times) I just can't help think that there MUST be more that I need to do. I plan on taking all of my path reports and medical records to another cancer clinic where I live for second opinions on my treatments and way ahead - just as I would if it had been more dire.

      over 6 years Flag
    • Jill Carey Profile
      anónimo
      Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama

      Wow, u have alot going on! I am stage 1, lymph nodes clean, had two lumpectomys 11 days apart, now im 4 days into my radiation of 30. Im not sure why or what 10 days of HD INT radiation is,,never heard of that. My dr says chemo wouldnt be...

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      Wow, u have alot going on! I am stage 1, lymph nodes clean, had two lumpectomys 11 days apart, now im 4 days into my radiation of 30. Im not sure why or what 10 days of HD INT radiation is,,never heard of that. My dr says chemo wouldnt be nessesary and i was so happy,she said the bad would outweigh the good as far as that went. I think getting a second opinion would put your mind at ease, however, like me, we caught it early and our treatments arent as radical as some. So keep your chin up, and relax. Get the 2nd opinion and then youll feel more at ease. Good luck and prayers to you, and your mom:)

      over 6 years Flag
    • Lauralee B Profile
      anónimo
      Stage 1 Paciente

      Hi

      should have said 10 doses of High Dose internal radiation - I ran out of characters for the post and sometimes abbreviating just makes things more unclear...
      So far so good - I am on day 10 of Tamoxifin and have decided to have NO side effects...

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      Hi

      should have said 10 doses of High Dose internal radiation - I ran out of characters for the post and sometimes abbreviating just makes things more unclear...
      So far so good - I am on day 10 of Tamoxifin and have decided to have NO side effects from it - but I have noticed some hot times during the night (talking about sleeping), as my doc has me taking it at bedtime.
      Stay Strong

      over 6 years Flag

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