Yes, I did, but I have inflamatory breast cancer which is typically very agressive and fast growing, so metastisis was a concern.
Irishsurvivor posted an update
I would recommend a second opinion. I had a second opinion and I am so glad I did! I had told my current doctor's nurse I wanted a second opinion, but didn't want to offend my doctor. The nurse said, "Don't worry about offending your doctor, you can bet she would go for a second opinion if she had cancer." Remember this is your life and you are in charge of what happens to you!
Best of luck and hugs.
Irishsurvivor wrote on a1phil's wall
I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Cancer sucks but don't give up. If you can - search for the most experienced surgeon & oncologist & research what treatments have been effective,if you don't feel up to this maybe a family member/friend can do this for you. I started my journey 12/10 in Duluth, MN, but wanted a second opinion & more experienced surgeon & oncologist so went to Mayo Clinic MN. Had experienced & knowledgeable
surgeons & doctors there. The past year was a real challenge. I had a separate type of cancer in each breast,including Her 2 positive in 1 breast, double mastectomies,chemo for 6 mos.,blood clot in 1 leg, multiple blood clots in both lungs,various infections, radiation M-F for 6 wks & a total hysterectomy. It was a bear of a time,but now I am doing so much better & enjoying life,again.
I wish you the best & bushels of hugs.
Irishsurvivor wrote on seashell007's wall
So sorry to hear of you having breast cancer 3 times and of the loss of your husband. It sounds like you are a brave woman. When did you have your mastectomy? I have the same memory problems, for me it is Chemo Brain,which can be a real side effect of chemo. My oncologist suggested doing crossword puzzles & memory games to improve my brain function. I wonder if your having neuropathy (numbness) in your hands & feet,which can be a side effect of chemo. Have you tried Gabapentin for the numbness/burning in your feet, it is helpful for some people & it may make you tired which may help you to sleep better at night. I wish you well.
Irishsurvivor wrote on nancyjac's wall
Before I asked about PET scans as my oncologist said now doctors don't do PET scans until there is symptoms of possible metastatic cancer. I am not sure if I'm comfortable with not having a PET scan done, just to be sure. Did you have a PET scan?