Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)

12 Apr
It was confirmed yesterday that I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC), Stage 1-2, Grade 2-3 (Intermediate to High). The stage may change after the surgery because they will have more information from the biopsies and will know if there is lymph node involvement. It is my understanding that the grade is based on the aggressiveness of the cancer. A few of you have asked me about whether it has spread. We do not know right now, but should know more after the surgery. The path report says that the tumor suggests vascular invasion, but it is difficult to say with certainty. 
Also, for those that didn’t read my previous post…I will not meet with an oncologist until several weeks after my surgery. Treatment (chemo, hormone drugs, etc) would not start until about 6 weeks after the surgery. 
Tentatively, the surgery is set for Monday, 4/30.

6 Responses to “Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)”

  1. willie April 13, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    During all this if you need ANYTHING let us know and if its in our power we will be glad to help. I can come each evening and hand you a kitty if thats what it takes to make you feel better. We love you and Kev and really do want to help in some way.

  2. patte48 April 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    You are amazing! So proud of you and so is Judy your MIL, who just shared how proud she is of you, with me. Love, Mom.

  3. Jayde April 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Thank you Willie. You are very sweet. We love you both too.

  4. Jayde April 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Thanks Mom (and Judy). Love you both. Also, don't be proud of me…it is only through the Lord that I can endure this and it is only through his strength that I am handling it as well as I am. So, just be thankful to Him. :o)

  5. Anonymous April 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Okay, but that is why I'm proud of you, because you are going through it depending on the Lord. Mom

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