Chemotherapy doubts: Male breast cancer
I’m looking for opinions. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. As a male, I learned there are no statistics related to male breast cancer because it’s so rare. My odds of non-recurrence in 5 years are 60 percent, post-tumor removal, which was done. My odds improve only by 15 points, to 75 percent, if I undergo 20 weeks of chemotherapy, radiation, and hormone therapy. These numbers are based on WOMEN who were diagnosed with the same cancer, so I don’t have much faith in the accuracy of the numbers. I’m at week 6 of the Taxol toxin and it is taking its toll. I’d like to learn if there’s any knowledge out there related to the impact of discontinuing my chemotherapy after Taxol (12 weeks), and not undergoing the A/C toxins for the last 8 weeks. The A/C toxins present far more risk of permanent damage to my body, and my gut is telling me that the “cure may be worse than the disease”. Regardless of my decision on chemotherapy I would still do the radiation and hormone therapies but thinking to eliminate the A/C. Just looking for more information to learn if anyone knows of trials or research related to the use of Taxol only for breast cancer. Thanks, in advance, for sharing.