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Cancer: Breast board


after discovery of 1.1cm and 1cm tumors in the lungs in august which spread from breast cancer 5 years ago the treatment route chosen by doc is to be on arimidex due to being estrogen positive and hysterectomy in october. rescan in january. does this sound like a lame treatment regime to anyone else other than me? or does it make sense? if it makes sense, please explain to me because all of the research i have done says usually chemo etc...included in on the plan.
[QUOTE=maria konoff]after discovery of 1.1cm and 1cm tumors in the lungs in august which spread from breast cancer 5 years ago the treatment route chosen by doc is to be on arimidex due to being estrogen positive and hysterectomy in october. rescan in january. does this sound like a lame treatment regime to anyone else other than me? or does it make sense? if it makes sense, please explain to me because all of the research i have done says usually chemo etc...included in on the plan.


Maria, are you sure that these are cancerous tumors? If they were cancer I am sure that chemo would be suggested or even a biopsy of the tumor. is this an oncoligist giving this advice or a regular md? we are all on arimidex and i had my ovaries removed cause i was gettign periods i had 2 nodes on lungs but they were not cancer. how does the doctor know they are cancer? can you go to a big city hospital with all of your records? i am not sure if this is you with the cancer or a friend but i would go to another doctor right away for another opinion. during my chemo there were 2 ladies who came in for chemo whose breast cancer had spread to the lung. this is not a death sentence anymore. plz , plz get 2nd opinion. shelley :angel: