I agree with Sharon. I was stage 2, the order of my treatment was 4 A/C followed by 4 taxol treatments, then a lumpectomy, and 34 radiation treatments. Because I was hormone positive I am currently taking tamoxifen. It depends though, If you are her2 positive you would need herceptin for a year, and your doc might recommend a mastectomy instead of a lumpectomy. There are many factors. Feel free to ask any other questions, I will gladly answer if I can!