Newly diagnosed breast cancer: trying to decide where to get treatment
Hello all! I am 38 years old, brca1 + and just diagnosed with a high grade invasive ductal carcinoma er- pr- and HER2 +2 (which I guess means needs more testing to determine neg or pos).
Right now I’m waiting to see an oncologist, surgeon and radiation oncologist on Tuesday at the Sanford breast clinic in Bismarck ND.
I really want to make sure that I get the best treatment possible and am looking for any advice from anyone who can help. I full intend on seeing my 18 month old baby girl get married someday and want to do everything in my power to make that happen.
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I am a two-time breast cancer survivor, so I understand your anxiety and fear. I applaud that you want to investigate the best team and treatment plan possible. I wish all the best for you.
I had my first day of chemo today (AC) and I feel horrible. It might be worse because they said I would most likely feel good today and tomorrow but I feel horrible. Haven’t thrown up but man I have been close and kinda feeling like it would be better if I did. Thinking work probably isn’t going to happen and that makes life really difficult. My mom says everything that is truly important will still be here 6 months from now when this is over. Except here might not be here cause I’m not sure we will be able to keep our house 😂. Oh well I will take it a day at a time.
So sorry your having a rough time with your first treatment. Did you dr give you prescription for nausea. I took some drugs prior to chemo, others were given at chemo appt, and still more I had at home for after chemo. I only had minor nausea, but everyone is different. I did chemo in 2018, here are some drugs I used: Ondansetron HCL, Prochlorperazine, Dexamethasone and Aprepitant .
@ahurlbert30 – I felt horrible after my first chemo. Before the next one I was given meds for nausea and also rx to take at home. Made it slightly better,
Do you have disability insurance? If not you could talk to the bank about your situation.