I was diagnosed w Stage 3 BC with axillary lymph node involvement tumour size 6cm in LHS breast HER +. Reccomended treatment 6 rounds of chemotherapy/ targeted therapy, radical mastectomy and then radiation.
I have had 3 rounds of treatment so far with Perjeta/Herceptin/ Taxotere. Tumour has completely shrunk away so far.
My question is if there is no sign of an active tumour at the end of the 6 rounds then why is a mastectomy needed?
I am 46 yrs old.