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how many lymph nodes need to be involved to recommend chemo

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 5 years
 
  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    What has your doctor told you? My surgeon removed 8 even though they looked OK on my MRI. They were all negative and I still had chemo. and rads. The radiation also covered the axilla though the nodes were gone.
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  • Mary Navarro Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I don't think it matters. It depends on your stage, grade and family history.
    about 5 years Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    There are many factors other than lymph nodes that determine if chemo is necessary. I was destined for chemo because of the size of my tumor. I had one positive node but it didn't change my treatment.
    about 5 years Comment Flag
  • Mandana K. Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It depends on many things,may be your nodes are clear but u need chemo,like me.
    about 5 years Comment Flag
  • Cathleen King Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had 1 lymph node with cancer. My onco type was also low so no chemo! 37 rounds of radiation and 10 years of tamoxifen. That oncotype test is the best determining factor for my case
    about 5 years Comment Flag
  • brenda gregory Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I had one sentenal node with micro cancer cell in it other nodes after was clear. I didn't have chemo.3 opinions,said I didn't need it. 28 radiation ,onco score of 9
    about 5 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Depends on the kind of cancer and how substantial the cancer is I have no nodes involved ILC 7.3cm
    about 5 years Comment Flag

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