popevee's Journey with Breast Cancer

Family/Friend: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 88, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • popevee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My 83 yr. old mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She lives in Puerto Rico and I live in Orlando Fl. I spoke with her doctor who said it looks like Stage 1 and it was a small mass and that it would be a quick surgery. She said she will probably need radiation but no chemo but of course it all depends on the pathology report after the surgery but mom tells me she initally told her she had to remove her breast and my said No Way ! so they opted for a lumpectomy? If it looks like Stage 1 why would the doctor tell her she needed a mysectomy. Her surgery is scheduled for Nov 13th. I plan on traveling to be with her a week before as I have health issues going on myself so I need to take care of them first. My mom is refusing to even consider removing her breast. She said if it comes to that ... she has lived long enough and she would leave it to God to decide her fate. Any Advice?

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    • popevee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    My mom was told initially she needed a mysectomy but she said No Way !

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