just had partial mastectomy
A large mass was removed, including all margins, and lymph nodes are clear. They call it Stage 1. This was 4 weeks ago. I JUST spoke to assigned oncologist, whom I "felt" was reading rote, from a brochure. Threw out Chemo, radiation, criticized surgeon for not doing a radical mastectomy! Then stated I am estrogen receptor positive (these are ALL NEW terms to me!) He then threw out all sorts of drugs which I couldn't write fast enuff, only one I remember is tamoxofin, I'm 79, know my natural life expectancy is not huge, I'm very much into "quality" of life. Not married, no kids, but amazing friends and support group. But again, really want to know what group thinks. BTW, would like to date and even find a soul mate, I'm not overweight very active with work and community, and definitely don't look 79. This is such a labyrinth I'm scared but grounded. Thanks to all you amazing Warriors.