Stage 2B Patient
I don't know if or how your doctor explained things to you. Treatment depends on your stage, node involvement, ER and PR status, also HER-2. Your doctor should be able to give you a percentage of how much chemo would help. My doc went by the NCCN Guidelines and, I believe, adjuvant.com. I then decided I wanted a PET Scan and Oncotype DX to help me decide. My PET Scan was clear-no spreading. My Oncotype score was 35. Anything over 30 they recommend chemo. I'm stage 2B, one node pos, ER , PR-, HER-2 neg. I've had one chemo treatment and its not fun. I have a husband, 3 sons with the youngest in high school, plus I have a beautiful 3 year old granddaughter. I want to be here as long as I can to enjoy my life I have. Choosing chemo, I felt, would help me do this. Talk to your doctor, request additional tests if wanted, and make an informed decision. Also, I have learned so much from the lovely people on this website. I truly don't think I could make it without all of their support and knowledge. Please hang in there and remember, you can make the right decisions for you when you have all the facts.