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I've had a bilat mastectomy, scheduled for my ovaries and tubes removed. How much will I benifit from Chemo? I'm BRCA1+, IDC, stage 2b, 2/4 nodes. I know it diminishes my chances for recurrence, but how much?

Allison Mosely Profile
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anonymous

Stage 2B Patient about 8 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hi Allison, I agree with Donna. Especially since you had 2/4 positive nodes and are BRAC as well. You certainly don't want to look back and wonder why you didn't do the chemo. I completed 8 dose dense treatments in Sept. then had my bilateral mastectomy. My path results showed I had 13/15 positive nodes with 2 breaking outside the node. So...my Onc. Recommended 8 more rounds of chemo with two different drugs. I was upset and felt like I was back at square one. But I just think of it as something I must do in order to survive. You are on the right path. God bless you on your road to recovery! Hugs, Diana
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Donna Ginnings Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2001
    Get the chemo, then you will never regret that you didn't take it. I only had 1 node and my cancer returned after 3 years even with chemo, but I didn't have ovaries removed and should have. May God bless and heal you. You are on the right track. Get the chemo and don't look back.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    You're very welcome Allison. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs. :)
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Allison Mosely Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Donna and Diana, Thank you so much for helping me to look at this from a different angle. Your right, I don't want to look back and think "what if...?" I was upset that the reccomended treatment was going to be so long, but this is something I NEED to do! Thank you again!!
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • sandra hayley Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I agree with all of you! I had a similar situation Allison..I've had a mastectomy and just recently had ovaries and tubes removed. I had dcis in 2005, and recurrence in 2006. I have the brca2 gene and I had 22 nodes removed and 1 was cancerous. I've had chemo and radiation. Do whatever your oncologist suggests! Good luck, hope you ate ok!
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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