My mother diagnosed with tumour in left breast. Doctors are not assure of cancer but suggesting for chemotherapy. Pls suggest me.
No sense whatsoever. No cancer, no chemo. Someone is either confused, withholding information, or it's a remarkably peculiar and difficult case.
My doctor has recommended chemotherapy prior to a lumpectomy due to the size of the tumor in my left breast. Common practice? Microscopic diagnosis:invasive ductual carcinoma macroscopic diagnosis: three cores of intermingled glistening gray & yellow
This . This treatment strategy is called "neoadjuvant chemotherapy." it can be used for a woman for woman who have larger tumors (> 3-5 cm) and who wants to have a lumpectomy. Sometimes in this situation the tumor is too big to take out of the breast without the surgery being dysfiguring. Giving chemotherapy first should shrink the tumor and sometimes can allow a lumpectomy to be done instead of a mastectomy so that the woman can keep her breast. The alternative would be to have a mastectomy (the breast removed) and then get the chemotherapy after surgery. In order to be eligible for neoadjuvant chemotherapy the woman should not have any other reasons why a lumpectomy cannot be performed. The other implication of this is that if neoadjuvant chemotherapy is done and then a lumpectomy is completed the woman will need to have 6 weeks of daily radiation to the breast after the surgery. If a mastectomy is done radiation may or may not be needed. Read more...
I think it's a nuerofibrima on my left breast but with my mother dieing from breast cancer should I bring it up when I see my doc on Mon?
Yes. Absolutely, do not worry you will be asked specifically about you family history. Read more...