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Topic: Has anyone not had rads after chemo?

Forum: ILC (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for ILC.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008 11:36AM

bean4865 wrote:

Just wondering if anyone out there not had rads after chemo. I am almost afraid to ask my Doc. I was going to have rads because my margins were not real clean but then they decided to do a re-excision and I thought they said I could avoid the rads but I'm not sure. Is this normal procedure or do most people have rads? I hope I do not, but I want to do everything I can to get rid of this cancer. 

Kathleen Browning Dx 10/25/2007, ILC, 2cm, Grade 1, 0/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 20, 2008 03:48PM Lynn12 wrote:

I think the standard is to have rads if you had a lumpectomy or mastectomy with tumor >5cm or 4+nodes.

Lynn Dx 11/7/2006, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 21, 2008 12:29PM trigeek wrote:

I had  sentinel node biopsy which showed 2/6 + nodes.

Bilateral mastectomy, clear margins, did not opt to have axillary node dissection since the thought was that 6 nodes removed was enough. But had to have rads now going through it after getting Dose Dense AC+Taxol.

Bilateral MX with Recon, DD AC/Taxol Rads,Tamoxifen, oopherectomy, femara, zometa "Live Deliberately !" Surgery 9/1/2007 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/7/2007 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/4/2008 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/11/2008 Whole-breast: Breast
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Mar 21, 2008 03:48PM lizws wrote:

I didn't do rads.  I had bilateral mast w/ recon.  I did 4 dose dose A/C and 4 dose dense Taxol.  I'm on Arimidex now.  I had one positive node out of 4.


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