Clavicle lymph nodes and axilla after DCIS 9 years ago
Back in October I felt a lump above my clavicle, after a biopsy and MRI I was told DCIS from 9 years ago has spread to Supraclavicular and axilla and pec region. There was a 1 % of this happening after the lumpectomy and 30 rounds of radiation 9 years ago. I just finished 4 rounds of Adriamycin and 4 rounds of Taxol. The areas shrunk 50% in the armpit and 75% in the clavicle.( I am ER +, PR + and HER 2 negative).
The next step being recommended is complete axilla removal by breast surgeon and ENT surgeon doing surgery on clavicle region which he feels confident doing. The clavicle surgery is avoided by half the doctors around the world from what I’ve researched and heard, due to the complicated area.
After (possible) surgery would come 6 weeks of radiation to axillla, pec and clavicle regions and 10 years of AI pills and CDK? pills.
I read 2 Chinese studies that said surgery isn’t as successful for patients with my hormone status, WHY would that be? (I’m ER+, PR+, HER2 negative.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated, thank-you.