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My number was 21when I had a lumpectomy in 2013. My oncologist at the time recommended chemo because if the cancer came back “it will be hard to fight”. I had chemo. The cancer came back six years later and it has been hard to fight but I do not regret my doctors recommendation. I believe without the radiation and chemo in 2013/2014 the cancer would have come back sooner.

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I am so sorry it came back. How are you doing now? Can you tell more about your cancer journey? Type?

It sounds as if your oncologist called it right, maybe based on some combination of data and experience dealing these cancers. I would also suspect it might have come back sooner, or even more aggressive, without the chemo giving your body a chance to recover to fight again if necessary. That's a success story in a way.

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