Okay, so when I first started this blog I was going to call it “Invasive Lobular Carcinoma” since that is the type of cancer I thought I had. It is a more rare, unstudied cancer and I wanted to make the blog a resource for other women diagnosed with ILC. I am going to leave the information that I gathered the past week up on the blog, but….
My “final” pathology report gave me a new diagnosis. Now it says that I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. This is a cancer that starts in the milk ducts of the breast. It is the most common type of breast cancer. I shouldn’t say that this diagnosis is final though. When I go to MD Anderson next week they will be doing their own research on the tissue, so we will see if they agree.
|Another day, another paper vest.
At least we did most of the talking with clothes on this time.
When the oncologist told me it was IDC and not ILC my head started spinning. I had been researching ILC the past week…but I think it was just the first lesson in how this journey will go. There are going to be lots of twists and turns, changes happening left and right. It sucks, I am not going to lie. I am a planner and I like to know exactly what is coming and how I will deal with it. In life we don’t often get that luxury and with cancer I don’t think that is going to happen.
So…on to IDC research. The oncologist thought June 27 was too long to wait for the surgery, so hopefully I can find some great surgeons to do it sooner. That is my goal for the week. More on this visit later, but bottom line is they still think its Stage 1 based on what they know now and they are doing a big test on the tumor to see whether or not I will need chemo (fingers crossed on that one!)