I am sorry for such a long post, I have written almost everything we know until now as I am not aware of some of terms used in the report.
I am here with great hope and to get some answers as we are in a shock currently as we found out that our mom has breast cancer. (Age 58) Currently she has been given a date for surgery (lumpectomy) which is late first week of November at TMC in Mumbai. I have few questions or concerns. I will really really appreciate some answers.
Here is some information that we have so far:
Lump size: first report said 1.8 and second from TMC says 2.5.
Initial report said, grade 2 and this report from TMC says grade 3
Initial report said infiltrating lobular carcinoma and this report from TMC says invasive breast carcinoma.
Left breast biopsy- 1 paraffin block
ER and PR postive
CerbB2- negative (score 0)
We are not sure yet if lymph nodes are effected, guess we will know for sure after surgery.
Radiation Oncologist at TMC said that we should go for internal therapy if conditions are favorable known as Brachytherapy. This way immediately after surgery they will start this therapy and she will be in hospital for 5 days they will give this radiation twice a day.
Please suggest if this therapy is better and safe for my moms case or is traditional therapy better. I am really confused and scared about this brachytherapy. Please help!!
Any other suggestion or information is greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much!!!