Patti McFadden | CaringBridge

Patti McFadden

First post: Dec 21, 2017 Latest post: Nov 11, 2018
On Tuesday December 12th, my mother Patti went to have a more in depth mammogram at the Jane Britain Breast center because of some spots they had seen on a previous mammogram. They then told her that she needed to go in on Wednesday December 13th to have biopsys done on all three of the spots they had seen. They told her it would be 2-3 days to get the results back. Well it did not take that long they called her on Thursday December 14th telling her that she had Invasive Ductal Cancer and that she needed to meet with her Cancer Dr. on Friday December 15th. That is when Patti, Terri, and myself went to find out a lot of information. She was told that it is an aggressive stage 2  breast cancer and she was positive for the HER2.  They talked about different treatments and what order to do them in. But before she makes a definite decision she has a few more scans to have done to see if the nasty crap is elsewhere in her body. That will be done this next week. 
Treatment one is that she will have her first chemo on December 27th and then after that five more every three weeks till it is done. Then she will meet with a surgeon and have a double mastectomy and then radiation and a few more chemos. 
Treatment two will be the double mastectomy then a few weeks later start the chemo rounds. 
All this will be decided in the next week which treatment to undergo. But also she will be having a port put in her chest right below her collarbone so they have access for treatments, this will remain in place at least a year. This will be done on December 29th. 
This has taken my mother and her children by surprise and well she is a strong strong women and will KICK ITS ASS. She can do it. 

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