Finished chemo and bad news

jadziatoojadziatoo Member Posts: 37
edited February 2017 in Newly diagnosed
Hi all,
I have my sixth and last round of TCH chemo which is good news. But while I was talking to my Oncologist she said that the MRI I had on Monday found pre cancerous cells in my right breast. So now both breast are affected. I see my breast surgeon on Monday so I will have to see what he recommends but I am thinking I might do a double mastectomy.


  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 4,116
    Oh bummer. But so good it has been found now and you can plan in one op. The DCIS don't always become cancerous...but I'm sure you would always be anxious knowing it was there even with close monitoring. 
  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,642
    Double is doable, Jadz. 
  • LITHGOW1950LITHGOW1950 Member Posts: 270
    We just never know what is around the corner.  Doesn't seem fair but that's life. Sounds like you have an excellent oncologist who is right on any problems. Sending positive thought my dear. Keep us posted. And be extra kind to yourself.
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,284
    They have been detected early, pre-cancerous!  What a shock however how good is that to have been found so early!
     Try not to stress too much!  It's wonderful that your team is being so thorough.  Take care xx
  • jadziatoojadziatoo Member Posts: 37
    It was good news that it was found before surgery. It was a bit of a shock that it was found. 
  • Hopes_and_DreamsHopes_and_Dreams Gold CoastMember Posts: 750
    So sorry you have had that extra bit of bad news Jadziatoo, but thank goodness you had the MRI and it was found nice and early.  Sounds like you have a wonderful medical team and you will get all the information needed to help you make the best treatment decision.  sending a hug and good luck for your appointment on Monday.  Jane xx
  • Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 1,902
    Well with a double mast, at least your clothes will sit properly. I have only one side gone and my shirts sit odd and my buttons never want to align properly. ;)
  • ShareShare Member Posts: 217
    Hi Jadz, 

    What a bugger that you think you are at the end of chemo (tick it off the list) and there is another shink to your armour ! 
    For all the advice that you will hear, the positive thing to take out of this is it is (a) pre cancerous and (b) found before surgery. Even though you were preparing yourself for a mastectomy it is now a double and that is another hurdle. 

    Be kind to yourself and take the time to just take all of it in. 

    Best wishes to you xx

  • socodasocoda LeumeahMember Posts: 1,654
    Monster slayer - You just have a slightly larger foe!! Your foe however is discovered and not lying in wait for you!! So much better finding out now. Good luck for Monday - let us know how you get on. Xx 
  • RNSWRNSW Central Coast NSW Member Posts: 121
    Hi Ang,
    Sorry to hear about your results. I wish none of us had to go through this. Thinking of you and wishing you the best.
    Rita xo 
  • jadziatoojadziatoo Member Posts: 37
    Hi all,
    Well, my breast surgeon said that I will be having a mastectomy on my left breast. He wants to do a core biopsy to confirm the pre cancerous cells on the right. So he will hold off on surgery until all the results are in. I have another appointment in a couple of weeks. Thanks for all your support.
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 4,116
    Thanks for updating us. Thoughts are with you. 
  • NadiNadi Member Posts: 555
    Keeping my fingers crossed for your biopsy.
  • melclaritymelclarity Member Posts: 2,992
    @jadziatoo I just wanted to send you the biggest hug, because I KNOW what a hell of a shock all of this is to you. No words can take any of it away, but know that you are heard and you are so very supported here with all of us! We get it! Deep breath and like Share (Sheryl) said, its pre cancerous, so you are in such a great position. Deep breath, one thing and one step at a time is the best thing I could ever say to you, because its so easy to get overwhelmed and swept away, so back to this moment and then the next. Thinking of you xo Melinda 
  • socodasocoda LeumeahMember Posts: 1,654
    Sending you a huge hug. Delays are never easy but delays because you're waiting on results are the hardest. Wishing you all the best Ang. Xx
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