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Is there any other treatment to take for masectomy other than chemotherapy

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Everyone's cancer is unique to them hence everyone's treatment is different. What is your team recommending? There are so many factors that come into play besides just knowing it was cancer.
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      anonymous
      Patient

      Oh gosh my comment went on another page trying to figure out what is best searching for answers

      2 months Flag
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    anonymous
    Patient
    It's only a month now since I had have my masectomy done, my team of doctors is still awaiting the outcome of my results from the 5cm mass i had an some lymph nodes under the armpit , while in waiting i have been contemplating on using green foods an juicing fruits an Veges for i don't want to partake in any chemotherapy, hense my questions I'm searching for help i am devasted as to what chemo does do to an individual and although it is different from person to person i still contemplating . All advice greatly appreciated thank you .
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi! I’m a survivor and also a Lab Scientist. Green juices, healthy food, etc. are awesome to help to keep you strong during chemo. But unfortunately there’s nothing to substitute chemo. If you had a full mastectomy with lymph nodes involved, I (this is me) wouldn’t play with it and would run to chemo! And yes, chemo sucks! But saves your life and it’s just for a few months.
    2 months Flag
    • Victoria Fermin  Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      How can I be so sure of that taking chemotherapy can save my life than if i don't take any its the same sort of risk not so

      about 2 months Flag
    • Naluh Maues Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      You can’t. I can assure you that without chemo the prognostics drops considerably. So is your choice, you pick. I didn’t want to take the risks, so I picked chemo and the whole treatment, andavtualky I was volunteer for the trial of 2 treatments....

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      You can’t. I can assure you that without chemo the prognostics drops considerably. So is your choice, you pick. I didn’t want to take the risks, so I picked chemo and the whole treatment, andavtualky I was volunteer for the trial of 2 treatments. It made the chemo reactions be way wirst, but I have NO regrets! I’m alive, healthy, happy and both of the trials I was volunteer proved to ve fantastic, so with my treatmeny I eas able yo help other people.
      And, it’s proven that the rate of survival with chemo depending of staging, of course, had improved A LOT in the last years - in 2009 it was 76% of survival rate up to stage 2B/3A. Now, only 8 years after, that porcentage rin up to 96%!!!
      Talk to your doctor. To your treatment adviser. And if possible, look for a support group - it’s a goldmine of information, support and empathy!
      Much love!

      about 2 months Flag
  • Naluh Maues Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Oh, and believe me, even knowing I would be knocking on hells door after chemo, on chemo days I REALLY wanted to go. I used to get ready over an hour before it. I was anxious to have that drug/poison in my blood stream because I knew it was killing the cancer. This could be sound weird, but I used to like to go to chemo because everyone of them was another step towards the remission!
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