Thursday, April 12, 2012
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
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.