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    I met with the radiologist oncologist and everything is all set for 5 1/2 weeks of radiation treatment as soon as I get the okay from the oncologist. I also went to the surgeon last week who drained the seroma again. He informed me that the tissue sample sent for the Oncotype DX was too small and more had to be sent. I now have to wait another couple of weeks to get results. The waiting is the hardest part for me right now. I just want to get the treatment(s) started. I would just like to know which treatment regimen I am going to be receiving.

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    Thank you Cath1953 that is encouraging for sure. I meet with the radiologist tomorrow (3/23) and am anxious to see what they have to say about radiation. I should here from my oncologist next week and I do see the surgeon next week also just for a recheck. Today has been a good day as I kept busy doing some spring cleaning! I look forward to following others and posting my progress. Maybe my journey can assist someone else at some point.

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    I was diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive tubular carcinoma just 1 week ago. I do not have the BRCA gene, am HER2 neg, and am estrogen receptive. My mother had ductal cancer as did 5 of her 6 sisters and their mother and 2 aunts. I have no sisters. Medicine changes all the time and there are so many other choices today than when my mother was originally diagnosed, back in early 80's. I am going to do radiation but am waiting for the results of the Oncotype DX sometime next week to see if chemotherapy is suggested. After the 2nd biopsy, I had cellulitus, after the lumpectomy and lymphectomy I had a seroma that was drained. Has anyone else had similar issues? The cancer part is not worrying me as much as the question of if I will be able to return to work full time during the treatments. I am a very positive person most of the time but find myself having "pity parties" for one frequently lately. I have had to ask family and friends to give me a hand with such little things right after the surgery that it really saddens me and I feel helpless to not be able to do things for myself. Each day I see improvement, but things such as folding laundry and raking the lawn are out of the question right this moment and I get frustrated.
    Just was wondering if anyone out there has had similar cases.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): found out that I had a spot during mammo. Biopsy done and found cancer. I always knew it would be a "when" not an "if" because my mother, 5 of her 6 sisters, her mother, and her two maternal aunts had been diagnosed with breast cancer