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Topic: Anyone have radiation following mastectomy w/ no positive nodes?

Forum: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: May 9, 2019 01:26PM

beejack209 wrote:

I'm just curious who all has had radiation following a mastectomy with no positive lymph nodes. I was told I had LVI present on my path results following surgery. My oncologist said the radiologist didn't think I needed radiation because the LVI "is gone". Apparently it was taken out during the surgery. This whole thing makes me nervous because if there is a chance that radiation would be beneficial, I want to give it all we've got.

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May 11, 2019 01:36PM Monl wrote:

I had radiation after mastectomy. I only had micromets in sentinel node but when the LVI was present I had to do radiation.

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May 11, 2019 02:15PM Beesy_The_Other_One wrote:


I had radiation after mastectomy with no positive nodes, but my tumor had grown quite large right after diagnosis--which made me qualify for radiation. I totally understand the desire to throw everything at this thing the first time! Did you do chemo? Was the tumor aggressive? It would help to see your information (if you go to settings, you can make it so that others can more accurately answer this kind of question).

If your gut is telling you that you'd feel more comfortable doing radiation, I'd stick to your guns and ask and keep asking!


1997: Phyllodes, R breast. 2018: IDC, L breast. TCHP, BMX, Radiation, Nerlynx. Dx 8/20/2018, IDC, Left, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
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May 14, 2019 10:44AM pesky904 wrote:

I had rads with no positive nodes, but my tumor was over 7cm at diagnosis.

​dx 6/17 stage III TNBC 6cm tumor Taxol 7-8/17 tumor grew to 10cm AC 9-10/17 tumor shrunk to 3cm DMX 11/17 expanders placed Rads 33 doses + cisplatin 1/18 Cisplatin discontinued due to SEs Xeloda 4-10/2018 Exch surgery 11/18

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