Mar 14, 2002 - 11:40 am
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer last month. The mass was large. Last week she had a masectomy. A week later the doctor told her that he only got "The tip of the iceberg." The tumor he removed was 2 inches across and 27 lymph nodes have been affected. Today she starts chemo. After chemo, she will have radiation. I want to know if anyone can survive this much cancer or is her doctor playing God? She is 70 years old and in remarkable health except for the cancer. I don't want her to suffer through the treatments if there is no reasonable hope. She lives in another state and is being treated in a military hospital.