I just came across this wonderful community just now, and I hope at the right time.
My mother has recently been diagnosed with BC - stage - 1 - Left Breast 1.5cm x 1cm. Breast conservation surgery was performed before 2 weeks.
Post that we received a report which concluded -
1. Invasive carcinoma NST, grade 2, left breast, left BCS. pT1cN1a.
2. Low grade DCIS seen.
3. Lymphovascular tumour emboli seen.
4. 1 out of the 19 left axillary lymph nodes (Level I to III) show metastatic carcinoma with extranodal extension.
I read in few other sites that in many cases now, for the early stages, that chemo could be safely skipped and it could be directly taken to radiation alone.
However my mother's oncologist suggests 8 cycles of chemo and then radiation.
We are in a very confused place, because we know it's in the starting stage but again should chemo be given. My mom is so scared about chemo. I'm not able to give her strength, because I myself don't know what she'll have to face.
Can anybody please suggest if going to chemo is the right option.?
Should I go with the oncologist's direction?
If yes, chemo is the way, please send in your wishes for her to face it with strength.
In dire need on help.
Thanks in advance,