I SWEAR I posted this yesterday! I mean, I even remember writing it and there is nothing there! DOH!
I met with my Oncologist yesterday - she was so cool and just down to earth. Totally made me (and Paul) feel at ease! There is so much stuff to factor into planning a treatment. I was super excited last week when my surgeon told me that her recommendation was to do nothing except follow-up with MRI's and Mammograms every 3 months. Then to meet the Oncologist who suggests hormone therapy + radiation and possibly chemo. The Oncologist will always err on the worst case scenario. I understand and am not oblivious to that. She has a point though: I am 35. 35 is too young to NOT take it seriously. Doing nothing puts me at 18.7% recurrence rate. Add some treatment of combo of treatment and I can be put in the under 3% recurrence rate.
Do I take a chance that this is a one time deal or do I go with the worst case scenario and take the recommended treatment so that the chances of this returning (which could be worst than the first time around) are somewhat alleviated?
Unfortunately, you can't predict cancer.