Jun 30, 2001 - 5:44 pm
My mother was recently diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer (HER2-neu negative, histological grade = 2). She had a T1 tumor removed which was 1.2 cm with negative margins, and had two negative lymph nodes removed. Her estrogen receptors were positive, but her progesterone receptors were negative. Basically, she is in the "Moderate" group for node negative patients, and she has two options - intensive 3 month A/C chemo less intensive 6 month CMF chemo, both with radiation and drugs to follow. I don't know if the technical info means much, but if anyone has any advice or information for her, my family would really appreciate it - she needs to decide which path to take with the chemo, and she is very nervous about side effects, hair loss, etc. Any advice or thoughts would be so wonderful!!