• Six month follow-up for inacative treatment coming up-always worry about the blood test-will it be back? Anyone else?

    Asked by Indyeastside on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    Six month follow-up for inacative treatment coming up-always worry about the blood test-will it be back? Anyone else?

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    • Merianne41's Avatar

      Hi, that is a really good question. Each cancer patient is different and their beliefs are different. My attitude is that cancer is a disease just like getting on a rollercoaster but you never seem to get off. My case is not necessarily the one that will happen to you. My mom went cancer free for 36 years after a mastectomy when she was forty. I had breast cancer in 93 with a lumpectomy. Again in 2002I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy, nine rounds of chemo, six weeks of radiation. The third time was again 9 years later with a tumor on my pelvic bone. I am now on aromatase inhibitor (Femara) and getting Zometa to strengthen my bones every three weeks. So far it has cut the tumor activity in half which means it is not growing. In stead of worrying, try to think about what you are able to do now. You will worry every time there is a blood count and a doctor's visit. It's just the nature of the disease. but you can look at is as being healthy to take care of yourself after cancer. If I had not lived through my first time, I would have never saw my daughter when she was 2 growing up, the second time seeing my kids through graduation, and now again, working to be here to see marriages and grandkids. Take each day at a time. Dont' worry about tomorrow. Give your cares to God. Hope this helps.

      over 8 years ago
    • RHB020911's Avatar

      I worry about my husbands blood test for two weeks before and after until we get the results. I think it is just human nature to worry, or it is for me anyway. I dont tell my husband I am worried but he probably knows and is worried himself.

      over 7 years ago
    • Fredfred's Avatar
      Fredfred (Best Answer!)

      I just had surgery 8 months ago.
      I worried some about the blood test but there is not much that I can do about the outcome.
      I just try to hope for the best and breathe a sigh of relief when it comes back with good results.
      If it ever comes back bad, I will work with the doctors to take the next steps.
      I think that is what needs to be done, take one day at a time, take one step at a time.
      Enjoy what you have, while you have it.

      over 7 years ago

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