Let's get into what we know & what we don't:
What does all that mean?
I have a whole new primary breast cancer. I now have what is called - Multiple Primary Malignancies:
multiple primary malignancies, refer to two or more different primary cancers in the same patient occurring in the same or different organs or tissues
Of course it is rare... I can't do anything normal.
Where do I go from here?
I can't start any treatment yet. Once I know if I am HER2 - or HER2 + I will know what type of chemotherapy will be most effective. I do know I am headed for a new cancer journey of chemotherapy, surgeries, and radiation. I will be visiting breast surgeons, oncologists, heart doctors, radiation oncologists, and a few more doctors I can't even think of right now.
It means I get to start my cancer journey all over again...