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Stage 2, grade 3, ER/PR +, Her2+ No nodes. Current plan is chemo then lumpectomy then radiation. Looking for advice. May consider mastectomy if no chemo needed. No family history and off BC for good!

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stage_4 Patient over 5 years
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    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    I have no history of BC in family. I chose to treat my cancer as aggressive as my body could stand. I wanted to be able to say " I had cancer 20 years ago" I'm 3 1/2 years clear.
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  • Mandana K. Profile
    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    I was stage 2a,grade 3 , ER positive,Her2negative,nodes were clear,I my self wanted bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.Now I am doing my chemotherapy ,they said I do not need RT.Then Tamoxifen ,i am happy about my decision .
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    Remember team everyone is different... Treatment offered is based on biology of tumor and patient choice.
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Mary Navarro Profile
    anonimamente
    Paciente
    Sorry, I posted before finishing. My aunt had stage 2, she had 6 rounds of chemo and radiation. She said it's better to have both chemo and radiation so there's less chance of reoccurrence. Good luck to you!
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    You say you are HER2 , you have to have chemo and herceptin for a year. I did a lumpectomy and didn't get clean margins. This is also when I found out I am HER2 , so I then had a bilateral mastectomy with recon. Chemo, herceptin, now on tomoxifen. No rads for me. This was the right choice for me. Prayers to you.
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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    No nodes is a game changer. It gives you more choices. I had to have Chemo and rads so went with lumpectomy. With neoadjuvant chemo you have some time before you have ti decide. I an very happy that I still have both breasts, one is a bit smaller, but scar is inside bathing suit line . Looks fine, I do continue to have tenderness due to rads.
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      anonimamente
      stage_4 Paciente

      Thank you...I'm leaning towards lumpectomy but if anything doesn't work as planned I'm keeping an open mind and will do what my doctor thinks is best. I know eveyone is different but it's amazing how many people I hear just go right for the...

      mais

      Thank you...I'm leaning towards lumpectomy but if anything doesn't work as planned I'm keeping an open mind and will do what my doctor thinks is best. I know eveyone is different but it's amazing how many people I hear just go right for the mastectomy.

      over 5 years Flag
    • Mimi Carroll Profile
      anonimamente
      Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama

      Yes I think anyone who can should really think or research about lumpectomy results are just as good and there is some research showing breasts are an organ and help with heart health. I did need second surgery to get margins, but that was...

      mais

      Yes I think anyone who can should really think or research about lumpectomy results are just as good and there is some research showing breasts are an organ and help with heart health. I did need second surgery to get margins, but that was fine she got rhe margins. Lumpectomy was so easy I only needed lots of ice and Tylenol.

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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2013
    Like Andre said, I believe you have chemo when you are Her2 . It does not mean that you must have a mastectomy, though. Your breast surgeon should inform you what the surgical options are for your individual case.
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Karen G Profile
    anonimamente
    Stage 2A Paciente
    I did one breast and had node involvement. Since my BRCA test was negative insurance wouldn't cover bilateral.
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Mary Navarro Profile
    anonimamente
    Paciente
    I'm stage 1, grade 2, lumpectomy, margins and nodes clear; oncologist recommended 4 rounds of chemo, meds and radiation.
    over 5 years Comment Flag

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