My aunt diagnosed

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   Posted 10/6/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I am writing to maybe get some advice or see what people think. I do not have breast cancer but my aunt does. :(
I only know the basics but they removed her lump and when they went in removed 3 limphnodes also. Through all of this she had a limp form in other breast but they didnt think that was cancer, The plan was to start her on chemo as soon as she recovered from the surgery. She also had to fight to get an mri and everything was just taking months. Lump in other breast is cancer. Now she needs surgery again and chemo will be put off.
Anyway she went to a new doctor and new clinic because all this seemed not right having to wait.
The new place told her she should of been on chemo months ago and if they wait any longer it could spread. So now they are leaviing the lumps and started her on chemo last week. She will have it every 2 weeks for 4 months then have both breasts removed when it is over. I believe radiation after that. So in the mean time she will stiill have the lumps but hopefully chemo will stop this horrible disease.
wondering what anybody thinks bout these procedures or the way the order they are doing things.
Sorry I cant be more specific on stages etc......
I just know it has not spread to vital organs.
Thank you for reading!
Take care

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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 10/6/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there. That really did seem like a long time, but as far as having chemo and then surgery, this is one treatment that several of these ladies here on the board have gone through. There seems to be a Plan of Care depending upon the BC at presentation and as I recall, one of the criteria for chemo first is to reduce size of the tumor. I am sure that there are others. So, to calm your fears, yes, this treatment plan is quite normal and the chemo will help lots with this disease. I personally did surgery, 2 chemos and radiation in that order. Best of luck to your aunt and your family. Any questions, someone here on this board will have answers!!

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   Posted 10/7/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I want to add that I think it was smart for your aunt to go to a second opinion. Is she in KY? My daughter is in the Cincinnati area of KY and there are some women here from that area. Feel free to come back and ask any questions you want. We will try to help. I have one more question, was your aunt regular in her check ups and mammograms? Hugs, MK

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