As I said yesterday, my Dr.appointment was today with the surgeon. He performed a biopsy and was definitely more positive than I. I have been handling this like a death sentence and of course there is always that possibility, we aren't promised tomorrow, although, he gave me some hope.
The doctor said the kind of breast cancer I have is IBC, inflammatory breast cancer. It is an aggressive form of cancer but he reminded me to stay positive. IBC only effects 1 to 5% of breast cancer patients. I had no tumor or lump which is common for this type of breast cancer. IBC effects the skin and lymph nodes first, starting with breast swelling. It progresses quickly (sometimes within a very short amount of time)to the lymph nodes.
My following appointment is next week after all results are in. I'm still scared and wondering why but I feel much less gloom n' doom. I'm planning to explain every step of this in hopes it may help someone else. Especially with this type effecting so few of the breast cancer patients. Most women only look for bumps. That is all I ever did. When in fact the appearance of the breast can tell as much or more.