My cancer came back right after chemo ended for the 2nd time back in january. Dr wanted me to go thru radiation first. I said to take the tumor out he said no!!! So I went thru radiation... Well, it didn't work!!! Had surgery two weeks ago, they took out a 3 cm x 1 cm x 1.5 cm tumor from right below my collarbone on the left side. They also removed part of the muscle too. Medical oncologist said you have two choices. Take chemo at home with xeloda or go thru IV chemo. I told about my blood sugars going up into the 300 range after the last chemo and a few other side effects I didn't like... He said we will do the xeloda then. I've been taking it since saturday the 9th and so far no side effects. However, I stopped by my therapist this past week to have her check my arm for lymphedema.. She measured my arm and sure enough I had it... Now i'm waiting for a sleeve. I also think i have it in a "U"shape around my armpit too, but there is no swelling just feeling of fullness and numbness. Do not know if that is lymphedema or still the numbness from the mastectomy from last fall and radiation therapy. Any way, I'm not happy that the cancer is back. I still say they should have removed the tumor back in january instead of two weeks ago. But I can't turn the clock back and redo it.