i had ductal breast cancer in 97, treated with 4 rounds taxol, lumpectomy, 4 rounds of FAC, and six weeks radiation. i never recovered. 5 years later, i was diagnosed with 'lobular' cancer in the other breast. i had a double mestectomy. the doctor was going to treat me with the taxol again -- i declined. she said she wouldn't treat me -- i told her adios. i read the other day that taxol is not recommended for lobular cancer. i had two positive nodes (out of 17) the first time around, and no positive nodes with the lobular.
is taxol the best thing for lobular breast cancer? i am convinced i made the right decision to decline the chemo, and WISH we had the information available to us now back in 97. i would not have let them treat me so agressively. i have suffered from infections, thyroid disease (a living hell -- WHY do they not put a neck collar on you during radiation??), and live with chronic pain, .fatigue, staph infections, kidney problems . . .
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