Diagnosed stage2b IDC triple negative. had mastectomy and completed chemo is radiation really necessary?
My radiologist said that due to my age, stage, and lymph node this was the best defense I had to keep the cancer away. Your radiologist knows the research and should be able to best answer this question. I thought out of it as a second defense in case there was cancer cells in my body.
I had a bilateral mastectomy and one lymph node positive. Went thru 5 months of chemo. Doctors said I was in the gray zone for radiation. So with several doctors advising me I opted to NOT have radiation. I am now on Anastrozole for 5 years.
Some docs say 1+ lymph nodes = radiation. Some say 3+ nodes = radiation. You can get a second opinion but TNBC is a higher than average risk type as it is, that's probably why in your case they're being very aggressive
out of the 20 removed only 1 was positive. mamo on right side is clear.