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Chemo Treatment Complete. Why Should I Have To Do Radiation ?

Chemo Treatment Complete. Why Should I Have To Do Radiation ?

Diagnosed stage2b IDC triple negative. had mastectomy and completed chemo is radiation really necessary?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 7 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 7 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

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

posted over 7 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

out of the 20 removed only 1 was positive. mamo on right side is clear.

posted over 7 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

How were your lymph nodes? Mine were clear so they said I didnt need any radiation. They also said because I had a double mastectomy that I wouldnt need the radiation.

posted over 7 years ago
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