We met with the oncologist today. He said my cancer is not a bad case at all, in fact the chemo regimen I will be on is milder than many breast cancer regimens...no radiation or hormone therapy is needed...and no cancer spread!
I will need 6 treatments of chemo...one every 3 weeks for 18 weeks (4.5 months) and one year of an immune therapy drug (Herceptin).
This is less than the standard of 6 months of chemo!
Doc said that my chance for this cancer coming back is less than 5%...If I did no chemo it would be 20-30%.
He told me not to worry, his patients usually only complain about fatigue, and that the other side effects are controlled by meds given before treatments.
He also looked me straight in the eye and said that we will cure this, and that I did not do anything to cause the cancer.
He's a very warm and compassionate person whom Jeff and I both liked right away. He's been doing this for over 30 years.
His wife is a breast cancer survivor too!
Thanks for your prayers, my dear friends...
God is so good! I am feeling so much better since this good report!
~ Blessings & Love ~
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