Tag: Diagnosis

January 2018 updates

I have just been to my Oncology appointment.  I always seem to get so shaken up after these appointments, and generally lose my temper 😦   The fact that while waiting I was reading ‘Does anger taste good?’ chapter of my self-care book, didn’t help matters. Everything just seem to take forever.  Of course, I am … Continue reading January 2018 updates

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Diagnosis and treatment – 2017

I celebrated my 50th birthday in the summer of 2016. Going back to work after the summer I started feeling poorly and developed a chronic cough. In December 2016 I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.  A year after completing the Herceptin treatment, my cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, the liver and the lungs. … Continue reading Diagnosis and treatment – 2017

Multifocal, grade 3, stage 3, invasive ductal carcinoma, ER negative, PR negative, HER-2 positive (3+)

My diagnosis in April 2014 was multifocal, grade 3, stage 3,  invasive ductal carcinoma, ER negative, PR negative, HER-2 positive (3+). But what does it all mean? Invasive ductal carcinoma There are many different types of breast cancer. Ductal carcinoma means that it started off in the milk ducts and invasive means that it has invaded … Continue reading Multifocal, grade 3, stage 3, invasive ductal carcinoma, ER negative, PR negative, HER-2 positive (3+)

My first diagnosis and treatment – 2014/15

In April 2014, at the age of 47 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a scar on my breast that wasn't healing and I finally decided to visit the doctor.  I was examined but the doctor didn't feel any lumps (nor did I). However, as a routine procedure, I was referred to the … Continue reading My first diagnosis and treatment – 2014/15