The breast cancer I was diagnosed with is called Triple Negative. It basically means that my cancer will not respond to the usual hormones or medications that prevent it from returning. It affects a lot of younger people, and I read not too long ago that it often metastasizes to the brain. It's a new kind of cancer, so not much is known about it...which is why, last year when I was given the "all clear" for cancer, my brain was never scanned. I don't know if it would have made a difference. Who knew how long the cancer has been forming in my brain...or how fast...but my point is, if you've been diagnosed with Triple Negative, insist on getting a scan of your brain.
I think I'll be getting another scan this week. Although I finish my spine radiation on Wednesday...one less daily appointment...I have just started to exhibit some concerning symptoms apparently. My tongue is starting to get numb and tingly again on my right side (yes, I did just write a few days ago how it was better....but that's how crazy and confusing this cancer is). When asked if we should radiate more, my doctor said that we can't keep radiating the same spot now because it could paralyze me. It's all so confusing to me. And on Thursday we go to see my oncologist, where we'll have to make major decisions on chemo and the best options right now.