shelliemacs Posted August 4, 2004 Share Posted August 4, 2004 well my sister got good news today. her lymph nodes were clear the surgeon told us he thought they would be and they are. BUT he did leave her with a big decision. the "margin" tissue he took from her original tumor site contained cells that are what he called "In Situ" or I guess that means pre-cancerous. So he said they may or may never turn into tumors. He said the way she could guarantee never getting that cancer back in that site again was to have a complete mastectomy. she was sad over hearing this news, at the same time I was THRILLED to hear her lymph nodes are clear. I asked him "does this mean right now my sister has NO cancer in her body" and he said "Yes" so I am taking this victory tonight to bed with me and thanking my parents over and over again for watching out for her and letting me keep her here. she has a decision to make with her oncologist about the possible mastectomy and then she will start radiation. also... i again apologize for not posting many replies to you all. I have been dealing with a depression lately that I can't overcome. I am taking my meds as directed, but I think dealing with cancer a third time in less than 18 months is really taking a toll on me now. I plan on getting professional help if this episode does not let up soon. I think of you all daily and I share your joys and sorrow and grief. I would not have made it this long without each and every one of you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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