Sep 27, 2012 - 6:50 pm
Hello I am new here and I was diagnosed with Breast cancer on Sept 20. I am now in the deciding what treatment to do phase. My surgeon and the rest of the breast cancer board agree that I am an excellent candidate for chemotherapy before lumpectomy in order to try and shrink the tumor so the cosmetic appearance of the breast is easier to retain. I was just wanting to get some feedback on folks who have gone this route and how they felt about the end results. Also wanted to talk to someone who went the lumpectomy route first then radiation/chemo. I think I am leaning towards the chemo first but just wanted to see if i could get some input from someone who is farther along the road than I am.
I have invasive ductal carcinoma in the left breast and the mass is located on the right side of the breast in between the areola and the sternum.