Hi all. This group has been very helpful and comforting. As it turns out, my oncotype score for early detected stage 1 BC was 21, and Chemo can help out in the long run (6.5% better outcomes than with only hormone therapy). I am wavering on the decision, mostly because I dread chemo. Working up my courage.. Has anyone here had to make that decision with that oncotype score?
Also wondering about arm tightness, after a lumpectomy. I wake up with a lot of stiffness and pain in my arm. Maybe that's normal and it needs to "warm up" to loosen up. Hard to say what is bringing that sensation - a nerve? a muscle?
Finally, cold caps. Did you use them or not? Experiences? I've read that cold capping helps retain 65% of hair. I already have super short hair, so I don't know what this means.. will I have clumps of hair missing, or does the hair thin out? Anyone with short hair do cold capping?
Thanks so much for your insights.