I had a lumpectomy in August for stage 2 invasive ducal breast cancer. I’m HER2 + and ER+ therefore have been advised I will need chemotherapy, Herceptin and radiotherapy as well as letrozole.
my question is how long after surgery do people start chemotherapy? I am 5 weeks PO today and have received an appointment for an echo cardiogram in 2 weeks time but no oncology appointment as yet. I’m feeling anxious that it seems a long time since surgery. A friend told me she had researched that a delay in starting treatment can affect the overall outcome. Following this I realised I actually have no idea of timescales and would be most grateful if you could advise.