Newly diagnosed
posted by CHegarty6959
30 July 2022

I have to decide on what treatment

Last reply: 4 months ago

Hi My name is Claire and I diagnose with breast cancer . I had the operation where they remove the cancer and one lymph node which came back postive. So the sent it of for Oncotype DX which came markers 12 which is very good. But because of new research they co.e up with two options and my makers where low Im 50/50. So i have to decide whether to get all the lymph nodes removed radiation treatment and tablet but they say Im high risk of getting lymphedema. Or not to have the operation and just have radiation ct scan ones year and tablet . So I dont what to do has anyone else come across this
Claire

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commented by Cancer Nurse
05 August 2022

4 months ago

Hi Claire

Thank you for your post. I am sorry that you have not received any replies yet and I do hope that you will receive other replies.

I am sorry to read that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It is difficult when you have different options presented to you and trying to understand the impact of different treatments.  It may be helpful to contact one of our cancer nurses on the Support Line and we can discuss this in more detail. Our Support Line number is 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

commented by lotusflower
06 August 2022

4 months ago

Hi Claire, I hope you were able to get enough information to make a decision you felt confident with, and that all is going well. It is so hard to think straight at this time never mind having to make such a difficult decision.
I had the operation, radiotherapy & on hormone tablets now, and all went relatively smoothly as I hope your treatment is too.
It feels never ending but then all of a sudden the treatment is over and you have gotten out the other side.
Best wishes x

commented by CHegarty6959
06 August 2022

4 months ago

Thank you for replying to my post I appreciate it . I have made decision I just hope it’s the right one thank you

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