My tumour is 3.5cm, stage 2, ER+, PR+, but HER- (yay). They were mentioning lumpectomies and stuff but I know that given the size it's really going to be a mastectomy unless I strongly fight for breast conserving surgery (I won't). Definitely surgery, definitely chemo, but still to decide what surgery and whether there will be any radiotherapy (for us that's a big deal as we have to fly over to Southampton, it's an overnight stay etc.) It's an 'average' cancer and they can do a lot of types of chemo here in Jersey so I'm figuring my chemo will at least be here, that will make starting my new job much easier. I have 4 scans lined up, first is tomorrow (CT with contrast for chest/abdo/pelvis). They were annoyed that I had actually been sent this appointment before 'officially' being told I have cancer and that it has spread, basically because the appointment gives that all away! My MDT team was meeting this morning for the first time (re. me anyway, not others obviously).
They also want to MRI my chest, and do a full-body MRI and CT scan (presumably without contrast, don't know yet). I flagged up that I have a lesion in my pons (discovered last summer) that was assumed at the time to be related to hemiplegic migraines because cancer wasn't in the picture back then, but given that breast cancer is one that can travel to the brain they are going to have another look at that. I don't imagine it can be biopsied given the location so presumably a more detailed scan to see if it has changed at all, if not then all should be well and it should just be a migraine thing.
They are slightly concerned about my other breast following the mammogram, but didn't biopsy it at the time, so they have mentioned probably rescanning and having another look at it then maybe a biopsy there too.
In other news, the young man (doctor) told me I have "very youthful breasts" and "not enough fat on me to even reconstruct one breast never mind two", so it was a morning of compliments
That's all I know for the moment other than I know have an allocated nurse. Boy was it exhausting yesterday having to tell everyone!!!! Still in bed now but about to get up and go see the world.
Hope everyone is well today