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Topic: Positive Node (macro) but no chemo

Forum: Stage I Breast Cancer — Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2020 07:22PM

kathabus wrote:

Hi everyone--

Did anyone have a positive lymph node who did not do chemo? That's me.

I feel like there aren't a lot of people in this boat. Sometimes I feel scared I should have done chemo. Or maybe I just need reassurance that my treatment is a good one. I dunno.

I know it's useless to have these feelings now, but I can't help it....sometimes they creep into my brain. When you get diagnosed it all seems like a blur and you have this feeling like you need to make decisions quickly and it's a hard time.

My node contained 8mm of cancer. Tumor was 2.5 cm. Oncotype was 10 so we decided to forego chemo but do oopherectomy and Femara. I know years ago a positive node was a definite chemo. MO referred to my Oncotype score as a reason to forego chemo and SOFT trial for oopherectomy and AI. I hope the Oncotype is right on this one.

Thank you for listeningHeart

Diagnosed at 43 Years Old, Oncotype DX 10 Dx 2/17/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/23/2020 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 3, 2020 04:39PM Mariadelpilar wrote:


I am feeling like I didn’t have ENOUGH chemo also! My tumor was also 2.5 cm and I had 2 out of 5 lymph nodes with macro Mets. 3 and 4 mm. I’m worried because the dr said he should have given me 6 rounds, but only gave me 4 since he thought I was joining a trial!!! Trying to find out what is the recommendation for my type of cancer. Grade 2 and low ki67.

You are right. I was in a fog also and didn’t ask all the right questions. My dr. Did not do the oncotype test.

Dx 11/7/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 12/26/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall

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