So I guess we got a little bit ahead of ourselves. After taking a closer look at the pathology, my doctors met with each other to discuss radiation therapy for me. It turns out that since my tumor was aggressive, 4.8 cm in size and was very close to the pectoral muscle, they are strongly recommending I get radiation.
I meet with the radiation oncologist on Monday, so I can’t give you any details. What I do know is that my incision from surgery has to heal first, and on average, radiation is every day for 5-7 weeks.
Anyhow, I will keep you posted. It’s a major bummer, but after a lot of reflection I know that it’s one more layer of protection to keep me safe from recurrence.
What is radiation you ask? Think of chemo as chemical warfare and radiation as nuclear warfare. Radioactive laser rays are aimed at the cancer zone and zapped. I think of it as “sealing the deal”.