Just got a call from the doctor. The pathology is back on my lymph nodes that were removed in surgery. We were told that the sentinel node tested positive for cancer and because of that, they removed all the remaining nodes in the right arm.
We decided not to tell anyone until we had the pathology back, but got GREAT news today we’re excited to share.
They removed 30 lymph nodes from my right arm and ONLY the sentinel node tested positive for cancer!! It was a small spread too, only 9mm.
The breast tumor at its largest point was 3.9 cm, and is Stage 2B.
When they extracted the tumor, all the surrounding tissue was cancer free. Good healthy margins!!
That means NO RADIATION!!
My tumor will now go off for an Oncotype DX test. This test looks at 21 genes in the tumor that are specific to my cancer and how well each would respond to chemo to prevent recurrence.
There’s a very good chance I may not have to do any chemo at all. That’s what we’re praying for. But even if I have to do chemo, my cancer is totally curable. That’s a quote from my doctor that I’m hanging onto fiercely. So incredibly happy and relieved. I wanted to share the good news with my village as soon as I could. Your constant flow of love and support has been epic and oh so appreciated.
Love you all!
I can. I will. I’m strong. I’m positive.