• My mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer and has not been able to have surgery 3 times due to her health. The last time they found breast cancer. She is now diagnosed with stage 3 and they cannot decide if they should do chemo/ surgery or surgry/ chemo

    Asked by Daughter on Saturday, January 14, 2012

    My mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer and has not been able to have surgery 3 times due to her health. The last time they found breast cancer. She is now diagnosed with stage 3 and they cannot decide if they should do chemo/ surgery or surgry/ chemo

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    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      If it were me, I have to say, chemo then surgery. The reason is that then they can actually tell if the chemo is doing any good. In other words, they get to see the cancer respond (or not respond) to the chemo. That is the route that I have gone.... And my scans have shown a very good response. I am now waiting on my final scan results..... I'm hoping for more good news!

      Anyway, I really think it helps to know that the chemo, which is harsh, is actually making a difference. Surgery first, and you just don't have any measurements.....

      Good luck!

      over 5 years ago
    • Donnaakins' Avatar
      Donnaakins

      I chose chemo before double mastectomy. I was stage 3 idc. I had 21 treatments of chemo. Five weeks ago I had my breasts removed, concurrent with Lat-flap reconstruction. Twelve lymphnodes were removed. The path report showed no cancer present in breast tissue or lymphnodea, indicating the chemo worked very well.

      I hope your mother is doing well.

      Donna

      over 5 years ago

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