My mother(53 years had lumptectomy and a tumor of about 3.5 x 3 cms was removed. The biopsy report says negative on the Axillary nodes.. so the cancer has not spread to other parts as I understand that Axillary lymph nodes are first which receive the drainage form the breast. The Onco surgeon has recommended chemo of 6 cycles, followed by radiation therapy. The first chemo session has already begun and she is already weak, starting with hair loss. She receives Adriamycin, 85mg IV, 5FU 850mg IV and Endoxan 850mg IV in her chemo therapy. I am worried about the vast side effects of Chemotherapy and if my mother would withstand it. Therefore I would like to ask if it is correct , to go with Chemotherapy ( with those drugs) even when the cancer has not yet spread to Axillary nodes
Thank you very much for your answers.
Hi Fathekhan. Chemotherapy & radiation are must. Even last year when my sister had detected we were also of the same confusion - if cancer has not spread to lymph nodes then why chemo & radiation? But after the guidance - she has undergone chemo and radiation. Dr will guide you more technically