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Did anyone refuse radiation told chemo not needed so I want to skip radiation I had double mastectomy stage2 1 lymph node

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stage_2b Patient about 2 months
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I don't want to worry you but just because it was all removed tissue can be left behind. I used to do Mammograms and did a study on a lady who had a mastectomy and developed cancer in the area next to where her breast had been. What does your doctor recommend as there may be a reason he/she is telling you that you need radiation? I had a mastectomy and lymph node removal (8 even though they looked fine on the MRI). All 8 were negative but they radiated my underarm also as well as my chest wall. I wish you well no matter what you do as it is your decision.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I did everything my doctors recommended; surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation as I wanted to do what I could to battle this cruel disease. I'm an almost 7 year survivor and feel good. Is there some reason you don't want to do radiation?
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    anónimo
    stage_2b Paciente
    Well that’s exactly what they said they wanted to radiate the area under my under arm I’m case cells were left but I had bone scan pet scan ,and mammaprint which said I had less than 5 percent chance of coming back within 5/10 years my surgeon said I would be good to skip radiation just do the tamoxifen hormone therapy ,it’s the radiologist that’s saying I need it and the oncologist,
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    anonymous
    stage_2b Patient
    Hi I just don’t think I need it and I don’t want any unnecessary treatment my oncologist told me my cancer was gone all taken out of the 1 lymph node and I had a double mastectomy, do you think I need it for 1 lymph Node even if it was removed ?
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