I don't know if this is typical, but I was literally TERRIFIED of the side effects of chemo before
starting. I was dx'd in early May with 1.5 cm. IDC, node positive 1 of 10, ES/PR+, her(-). I had a lumpectomy and axillary dissection on 5/15. (Due to the one positive node & tumor size & the fact that I only had a lumpectomy, I knew going without chemo & rads was not an option, but actually feared the chemo almost as much as the possibility of BC recurrence.