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Topic: Newly diagnosed / lumpectomy- inquiry?!

Forum: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer —

Share with others who have ER-/PR-/HER2- breast cancer.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2020 12:35PM - edited Feb 3, 2020 03:41PM by catmad0701

catmad0701 wrote:

I had lumpectomy of 2.1 cm mass and also had sentinel lymph node biopsy done last week. Preliminary results show nodes clear. Will be following up with surgeon in 10 days.

No genetic involvement for breast cancer. Also, I have Triple negative breast cancer. What's the pro/con of having chemo ? I now have the lump out and lymph node biopsy shows nothing

I was wondering statistically what's the chances of it returning or being somewhere else in the body at this point?

In other words,,, folks that opted out of chemo that happen to have my circumstances vs. folks that got chemo — what were their outcomes in comparison to each other ? I can't seem to find stats onnthis

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Feb 3, 2020 01:38PM - edited Feb 3, 2020 06:53PM by Beesie

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Dx 9/15/2005 Right, 7cm+, DCIS-Mi, Stage IA, Gr 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- ** Dx 01/16/2019 Left, 8mm, IDC, Stage IA, Gr 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) ** Surgery 11/30/2005 MX Right, 03/06/2019 MX Left ** Hormonal Therapy 05/2019 Letrozole
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Feb 3, 2020 03:18PM Ingerp wrote:

This was under the TN umbrella so I'm assuming you're triple negative? I'm a numbers person so hearing how a particular treatment affected my probability of recurrence made decisions pretty easy for me. I believe chemo might be more strongly recommended if you are TN--you don't have any other treatment arrows in your quiver. This tool helps some women decide:

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/23/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 8/20/2018 Whole-breast: Breast

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