neoadjuvant chemotherapy and staging
Hi, I received neoadjuvant chemo, or chemo before my surgery. From my initial dx, my tumor size seemed to grow with every doctor I saw (saw 3 bs) and every test I took. But the tumor was completely gone after the chemo. So, my question, how do they stage me? The staging on the initial biospy? or the largest size, which was on the MRI? My bs initially said IIa, then IIb, then IIIa. I also had a palpable node, which was biopsied and positive. Will never know though how many other nodes might have been positive, the good news was none of the nodes removed during ALND were positive, so chemo zapped them all.
Then, where is a reliable website to find recurrance and survivor statistics on the different stages?