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Breast Cancer | Last Active: Dec 24, 2020 | Replies (51)

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Laurie, thank you so much for the advice and your story. Prayers for your sister too. We had already discussed the MRI and the radiologist already investigated the lymph nodes in my axilla. I have been told the lymph nodes look great and they did not feel it necessary to do the breast MRI. I have been told we are going to start with up to 5 months of Chemo before surgery. I’d be lying, if I said I wasn’t nervous about not having surgery right away. I do know that I am at the best place in the world and am trusting this is the correct path for me.

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Good news about lymph nodes. My understanding of chemo before surgery is that is can reduce size of tumor and thus surgery can be less invasive.

As I said earlier, mine was part of a Mayo research project. It did show that a cancer antigen KI-67 decreased during pre-surgery treatment.

Five months may seem like a long time, but you will be surprised at how fast it went.

I used the 6 months prior to my surgery to improve my health. I wanted to be in best shape I could be prior to surgery. I exercised more, ate better, etc… Chemo may effect those options. Everyone reacts from chemo differently. I had very little side effects.

Laurie

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