Hi, I have lobular (and ductal in the other side, just for good measure!). Have had two mastectomies with no reconstruction and an ANC. 2/22 lymph nodes affected, so am on chemo. Just had my second FEC and I'm doing amazingly well with it. Very few side effects apart from tiredness and a couple of days of absolutely no brain whatsoever. Oh, and eating like a horse! And lost my hair :-)
My oncologist was great, she said if you do tamoxifen, this is how many out of a hundred will survive 10 years. If you add radio, this is the difference. If you add chemo this is the difference. Made it easy for me to see the benefits for me of chemo - something like 18% in my case.