• i dont think i getting good treatment .stage 3 and no chemo. one pill letrozole.

    Asked by helg1970 on Saturday, August 25, 2012

    i dont think i getting good treatment .stage 3 and no chemo. one pill letrozole.

    stage 3a positive lymph nodes i dont understand help me please.

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Nancy might be able to help you on this one, but it seems to me, you should ask your dr. what the course of treatment is that is planned, and why. Dont be afraid to ask any question, to anyone who is on your treatment team. They basically work for you, and keep asking until your satisfied.
      Good luck in your treatments!

      about 8 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      Generally for stage III with lymph node involvement you would be receiving chemo and radiation. It sounds like you need a second opinion. Best wishes to you. I was diagnosed with Stage IIIa with positive lymph nodes. You can see the treatment I received by reading my page.

      about 8 years ago
    • cindyvon's Avatar
      cindyvon (Best Answer!)

      get a new oncologist and fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God bless you.

      about 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Hi helg,

      Is this your first diagnosis of cancer or is this a recurrence? How long ago were you diagnosed? Have you discussed a treatment plan with your oncologist? If you have been newly diagnosed, further testing may be required to determine best over all treatment plan. Letrozole may just be the first part of the treatment plan and can be started one a biopsy indicates your cancer is ER positive, while determining the details of chemo (drugs to use, dosage, frequency, etc.) and surgery and/or radiation requires a lot more information from a lot more tests.

      Not all breast cancers require or benefit from chemo. If you have a very isolated turmor and no evidence of metastasis beyond your lymph nodes, then infusion toxic and systemic drugs that affect both normal and cancerous cells may not be necessary or advisable. But these are all things you need to discuss with your oncologist. As Drummer Boy said, never be afraid to ask any questions and keep asking them until you do understand.

      about 8 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      Make a list of your questions, bring someone with you and discuss treatment options with your oncologist. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to get a second opinion! I am surprised that you are not getting more treatment, but each case of cancer is individual with details determining the best course of treatment. I wish you the very best of luck. Remember, these doctors work for you!

      about 8 years ago

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