We met with Dr. Livingston on July 16, 2015 at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson. He spent time explaining the pathology report, explaining that we had good margins and explaining what the preferred treatment plan was.
The treatment plan was to have 4 cycles of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Adriamycin) and Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). These were to be given once every two weeks. After that cycle, there would be 12 cycles of Taxol. When the chemotherapy was over, there was to be 35 radiation cycles.
Due to the size of the cancer, it was staged as IIA. There were to be several blood tests, along with a heart test before treatment could begin. In addition to the tests, there was to be another surgery to check the lymph nodes for signs of cancer.
We left the appointment with much information and much hope that Theresa would be on the road to recovery soon.