Learning About Breast Cancer
Hi Jan, I had the same cancer, HER2 , grade 3, stage 1. I opted for a double mastectomy with reconstruction (felt right for me), chemo and 5 years of tamoxifen (2 years in). Had I opted for a lumpectomy, my Onc told me they would have 100% wanted to radiate because it's a sneaky, aggressive cancer. We're faced with all of these extremely difficult decisions, with no guarantees. It's a tough process. I followed what felt right for me. I was terrified of chemo and almost opted out, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I needed it. Stay true to your own intuition, that's the best piece of advice that was given to me. Sending a big hug your way!