MAY 16, 2012

Pathology Report is in:

No residual invasive cancer, very tiny focus of DCIS (1/2 mm) Four nodes removed, all came back negative!!!!  This is the best possible news after the initial biopsy

Tomorrow we will talk to the Oncologist to see what the plan is for chemo and radiation.  We did find out that the type of cancer is Estrogen Receptive Positive, which means she qualifies for the drug Tamoxifen, which is a hormone given everyday for 5 years.

This is great news for us today regarding the cancer residual not being invasive, however, it is bitter sweet hearing that the cancer type came back as Estrogen Positive because one of the effects is that we will not be able to have kids for at least 5 years.

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3 Responses to MAY 16, 2012

  1. Ryan Walterscheid says:

    Derek and Heather,
    I was so saddend to see this today. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong, it’s trying moments like these that shift our focus back to the things that are truly important. I hope that you both find comfort and strength in each other and your family through this. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to let me know.
    Ryan Walterscheid

  2. Ms Sherry says:

    Thank you for keeping all of us that love you updated. Nothing in the lymphnodes is such great news! Praying for a good appointment tomorrow. Love you both (and Pitken and Walker). FIGHT FANCY!!

  3. Brooke says:

    Keeping ya’ll in my daily prayers. Thank God news is good…stay strong!!

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