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I have been recently diagnosed, what comes first? Chemo, surgery, radiation? I'm told I need all of it but not in what order I will get it.

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Learning About Breast Cancer 4 days
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Everyone's cancer is unique to them so treatment plans are individualized for each person. My Onc. wanted me to have some chemo. prior to surgery but my Surgeon nixed it. I had surgery, chemo, rads., and am now on a hormone blocker since my tumor was Er/Pr+.
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    anonymous
    stage_1 Patient
    Lindsay, Your doctors should be explaining your treatment timeline. Every cancer is different, and treatment schedules are also different. I'm sure you have consults scheduled, and all should be made clear. Write questions down so you don't forget something. It also helps to take someone with you to write down all information given. It can be overwhelming, and you may not remember everything. Good luck
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    A lot of Dr request Chemo first to shrink the tumor if it large where others do surgery first than chemo & radiation. Your Dr will determine the order based on your type of cancer.
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