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Dec 11, 2020 02:08PM
Dec 11, 2020 02:11PM
My surgeon told me to hit it with everything as you will only get one good shot at it while it is early. You can see that I 've had multiple recurrences since 2002. It's not easy and thus this thread.
Not sure about your type of BC but some BC's respond best to chemo in the body but not breast area and thus radiation as well.
You are lucky you have the options of both right now becsuse you didn't get tx 1st time around.
I'd take the chemo. It might stop spread and save your life...or at least give you years more time....right?
It is doable...not easy...but usually not like movies where they are throwing up all the time. Cancer is poisoning your body right now so another poison will remedy it.
Yes it is still barbaric but it is all we have at this point in time.
Natural remedies won't fix this. We lost a good friend wjo was so sure she could fix it herself so forgive me for being earnest.
You have people who have dedicated their lives to helping and studying this in your onco's and surgeons. I'd trust them if you can.
Wishing you every good blessing and peace around your decision.
"You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on." Heraclitus
6/2002, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
7/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
6/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC)
Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right