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Stage 1, nodes positive/margins negative, estrogen receptor positive. Should or should not chemo be a treatement?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 6 years
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Nancy, This is a very important decision you should be discussing with your oncologist. This is the most important time to get rid of this cancer.... especially since your cancer had spread to nodes. You should ask your doctor to take you to a website called Adjunctive Online. It is a website available to all which takes your "numbers" and runs them through a program. It will tell you in cold hard facts, what your chances are for your cancer to reoccur. Did you have an OncoDX test run on your tumor? That should also give you a look into the future. You want to hit this nasty disease with guns-blazing right now. Good luck to you and take care, Sharon
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    • Rosanna Wieder Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      I agree with Sharon. I had lumpectomy and nodes test positive. I am having chemo and feel I have to do everything to keep cancer put of me. Best of luck to you!

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    • Alison Smith Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      U need oncotype test. It will give u more information to make this decision . My thoughts...lymph nodes positive-definitely chemo. My lymph nodes were negative, clear margins and estrogen positive. Oncotype test put me in the middle range so I...

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      U need oncotype test. It will give u more information to make this decision . My thoughts...lymph nodes positive-definitely chemo. My lymph nodes were negative, clear margins and estrogen positive. Oncotype test put me in the middle range so I decided to do chemo.

      about 6 years Flag
  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    With negative margins will they be re-excising? Seems with positive lymph nodes chemo would be in order. What does oncologist say?
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  • Traciann brundage Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Really depends on you and your dr and other age circumstances
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  • Roz Potenza Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I had only one positive lymph node, a lumpectomy and was estrogen positive. I opted for chemo and radiation. My test numbers were good but with full treatment I got my percentages up to 98-99% for no further breast cancer. Once it travels in your system, you might have doubts. As they docs say, they can't see microscopic specks so you have to gather all the information and think hard on what you will feel comfortable with. This is a very personal decision and only one you can make with your doctor. I knew that if I didn't do everything I could to eradicate this disease I'd kick myself every time I felt a twinge. I figured one crappy summer was worth a lifetime of good ones. I wish you the very best with whatever course you take.
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