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Does anyone know if it appropriate to have chemo before breast surgery? What instances would this be called for?
Yes, sometimes chemotherapy is given before surgery. This is called neoadjuvant therapy
Here is how it is explained on Mayo Clinic:
“Some women with breast cancer receive chemotherapy before surgery (neoadjuvant therapy), generally to shrink large tumors and allow the surgeon the best chance of removing the tumor completely. In some cases, neoadjuvant therapy allows the surgeon to remove only the tumor, rather than the entire breast….”
Has neoadjuvant chemo been recommended for you Sailtown?
I lost my sister to breast cancer. It matasized and,went into her arm, lymph nodes, brain and other organs. I know having chemo was,the best,choice,for me as it prohibited radicals from spreading metastasized. I do know overall health is,a factor. Weight loss is,also. I was on Saluda. 9000 MG. 1500 a pill.4500 in morning and 4500 in evening. I want everyone to know,about RED GATORADE OR red powerade.It helped me with nausea and dehydration. Electrolyte levels came back quickly.God be with you. Fill your spirit with Jesus. He will help you in your battle for your life. REMAIN HAPPY AND POSITIVE AS YOU TAKE ON THIS ENEMY.YOU CAN AND WILL DEFEAT IT. My heart is with you.MSGT LEROY FOSTER USAF.RET
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Thanks very much.
Yes, it can be appropriate to have chemo prior to surgery for not onlybreast cancer, but other cancers as well such as colon. Is not necessarilystandard though, the toe of cancer along with known extent if disease isconsidered as well.
I believe they do chemo before surgery only if they need to shrink tumor before doing surgery. M M
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