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I was just diagnoised with IDC. I don't know the stage yet. I have my MRI 12/21/2011 and see my surgeon the same day. What should I expect? Will I have to have chemo, radiation or what? Any info would be great!

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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
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    I'm sorry to hear that Lisa. I know how hard it is learning you have breast cancer. I was diagnosed with IDC as well in May of this year. Your treatment will be determined after all your testing results are in. Usually a PET or CT scan is performed to see if the cancer has spread to anywhere other than your breast. Your Dr will look at the results from your scan and biopsy. That will show your hormone receptor status (ER & PR), stage, and HER status. All of those things will determine your treatment. It's all so overwhelming at first. Make sure someone is with you...and that person brings a notebook. Write down any questions you have before you go. Learn all you can about your type of cancer. Knowledge is power! Be careful about the things you read online. Some info is good...some isn't. One good book is "The Breast Book" by Susan Love.   Breastcancer.org is a great site and also has a good discussion group with other women in our shoes. The American Cancer Society is a great source for all kinds of info!! Join a support group if you can. It's helped me so much. The thought of going through treatment is scary....but it's doable!! You'll be in my prayers. Let us know how you are. 
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  • Carla Villa Profile
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    To Diana Foster:
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    • Carla Villa Profile
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      Diana, what a blessing you are in answering so many questions here. I recently asked a question but can not find it posted. Anyway, do you have an email address I can correspond to you? I have some mixed emotions right now and am wanting to ask...

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      Diana, what a blessing you are in answering so many questions here. I recently asked a question but can not find it posted. Anyway, do you have an email address I can correspond to you? I have some mixed emotions right now and am wanting to ask your opinion on. My email is sqk2001@earthlink.net

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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
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      Thanks Carla. It enjoy helping if I can at all. I feel it helps in my recovery as well. :). Of course you may e-mail me. My e-mail address is Luvshermusic47@gmail.com.

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