Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good news!

The phone was ringing as J and I walked in the door this afternoon. It was my surgeon with the pathology results. Shortly after, the genetic counselor called. Feast or famine!

Here's the deal:

1- the cancer has not spread into the lymph nodes (which means I have a good chance of only needing radiation, not chemo)

2- I do not have the genetic mutation for breast cancer (which means I don't have to worry about having my ovaries removed, or a prophylactic double mastectomy, or scaring my family about their own risks of future cancers)

I will have to have a bit more surgery. My surgeon said what she removed was too "close to the margins," and she will have to remove a bit more breast tissue to get "clean margins," but that will be an easier procedure, and she will go through the incision she already made. That will happen in early March.

All in all, things are looking up!


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I said it well enough before: I'M SO HAPPY AND RELIEVED FOR YOU (the caps help I think). I've really had your results on my mind and now I'm happy, happy, happy -- for all of you.

Anonymous said...

This is great news!