I have just finished three cycles (9 weeks) of ECX chemotherapy. I have yet to re visit the surgeon but I have been told that the chemotherapy has given me a good partial reduction in the tumour so they plan to operate in 6 weeks.
Just a piece of information, towards the end of my chemo I developed sore hands on which the skin dried, flaked and cracked. My wife was a staff nurse who early in her career worked with patients with skin conditions, she suggested that I get some of the free polythene gloves from a garage and after creaming my hands at night with an emollient cream put the gloves on to sleep. Works like a dream!!!!!! so to speak.