Feb 19, 2019 07:13PM edwards750 wrote:
I didn’t have chemo so I can’t speak to that but I’m wondering why he has already decided you need it. It seems premature but maybe he thinks with lymph node involvement it’s inevitable. I would ask him. It’s your life, your body and you have every right to ask questions about his decisions for your treatment. It’s also your right not to do chemo if you don’t want to. There are a number of ladies on this forum who chose not despite their medical teams recommending it. Their call - your call.
I was within an eyelash of having to do chemo but a low Oncotype score allowed me to dodge it and instead had radiation. I was so relieved. No one wants to do chemo for any number of reasons all understandable.
So do your homework about chemo and anything else to do with your particular breast cancer. There are a lot of savvy ladies on this website who can and will help with any questions and concerns you have.