Jun 10, 2007 06:43AM Beesie wrote:
I'm assuming you had a lumpectomy; did you have clean margins after your surgery? And was there any sign of either lymphatic or vascular invasion? I'm guessing that you did have some lymph node involvement since you mention that you are stage 2B with a tumor of 3.5cm. Otherwise, with a tumor of under 5cm but no lymph node involvement, you would have been staged as 2A. Lymphatic or vascular invasion does increase your recurrence risk so the general range of the figures your doctor provided does make sense, but after chemo and 3 years of hormone therapy, I'm surprised that your risk would still be as high as your doctor said.