Radiation after masectomy
I was diagnosed 8/2023 with 1b stage breast cancer. tumor 2.1 cm now reduced after 5 rounds of chemo to 1.8cm. Had 3 lymph nodes with cancer, after ultrasound now appear normal. Before chemo there was something working in left breast but biopsy was not performed but now gone after chemo. I am estrogen positive, her2positive, gene testing normal and maternal aunt with breast cancer. I am wanting a bilateral masectomy/with reconstruction to not worry of recurrence. I am 57 yrs old. Surgeon is recommending radiation on lymph nodes and both breasts with masectomy or lumpectomy. She is also comfortable with just lumpectomy on right. What is anyones experience with radiation after masectomy??? I have completed 6 rounds of TCHP, continuing with Herception and Perjecta for 12 cycles, wanting bilateral masectomy with no radiation to breasts, not sure on axillary lymph nodes in armpit. Surgeon wants radiation to avoid cancer developing in other parts of body. ANY INFO APPRECIATED.