Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Understanding My Cancer

So yesterday I received the biopsy report from the tissue samples. Today I talked to one of the breast cancer survivors at work who helped me to go over and understand what the report said. I'm pretty proud of myself though, I understood about 75% of it going in. I appreciate the candidness and support.

Estrogen positive, progesterone positive, and HER2 negative.

Estrogen and Progestrone positive means the cancer feeds off those hormones.  I guess it's a good thing I hadn't started IVF and that I'm not pregnant.

But it also means never getting pregnant. In all likelihood, it means at some point being on treatments to stop my body from produncing those hormones.

This, from what I am understanding, is the most common type of breast cancer.

It doesn't make it any less devastating on an emotional level.

There's still adoption... right?

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