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    Hoping to get this drain tube removed tomorrow. Met with my oncologist for the first time this past Friday for my treatment. 6 treatments of chemo, every 3 weeks then, a month off to begin radiation for 6 weeks 5 days a week. On hormone pills for the next 10 years. He discussed many things however due to the size of the tumor, my age (48), my chances for occurrence is greater. Aside from the fact I'm peri-menopausal. He expressed the lobular carcinoma is a sneaky cancer. He stated due to the size the tumor had probably been been there since my 2015 mammogram and it just wasn't detected. I have a great support team and I'm very optimistic. I did ask the question---when will I start losing my hair?Between my second and third treatment. My hair or none of the side effects make a difference to me. This is my "insurance" for a future. I hope and pray my story will help someone. I'm younger than most and have both lobular and ductal (found in a breast gland). The cancer was removed with the mastectomy. A small price to pay for my life. It's just how I view it. I, AGAIN, say how much this sight has helped me and I'm spreading the word around our small community.

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      beachbum5817

      I still remember how good it felt to have my drains removed. It wasn't that they hurt. They were just uncomfortable. Good luck with your chemo. Let us know how it goes. Take care.

      2 months ago
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      Getting the drains removed is a game changer on how you feel! I like your attitude, looking at the big picture, and not sweating the small stuff, like losing hair. Sorry to hear the pathology showed up 2 types. ILC is so hard to diagnose, it often ends up being a larger tumor by the time it is diagnosed. You may be interested in this group, as I've gotten much good information from them: https://lobularbreastcancer.org/
      Both my sister and I have had the diagnosis, though she was diagnosed at stage IV. Additional research is finally being done on this type of BC. Hope treatment goes well for you.

      2 months ago