This is my latest dilemma. My last treatment of Chemo was on October 26th. My Oncolgist said it was time to see the surgeon to determine is I was ready for surgery.(did this the 12th) My tumor started at 3cm. After the 1st round, no change, 2nd it got down to 2cm. My gut feeling said I would probably do at least 1 more round of Chemo so I was ready for it. I was surprised when the surgeon said I was ready for the Lumpectomy and no more Chemo. Yet, relieved on the other hand to not do anymore Chemo! I was hoping to get it down to at least 1cm where I started from. I went in the 16th to see the Onc. He said he would of done between 2-4 rounds of Chemo,but didn't argue against the surgery either. Then he told me instead of the original 48wks of Herceptin, I would only get 6wks/1xweek+6wks.radiation. I know I need to get this beast out of me because everyday that it is in there can leave it to spread. I also can't shake the possibility of having it shrink even more. In the beginning,the surgeon told me I was looking at a 6mo. window for surgery, which will be in January. I know I shouldn't put if off until then, but I also feel like I have time. I have been waiting for both of them to call since yesterday to dicuss my confusion & uneasy feeling about the difference of opinions. My questions are: How long did you wait after Chemo to do surgery? What are your thoughts or opinions on who I should listen to foremost? Shouldn't the Onc & the surgeon speak to each other & determine what the best plan of action is? This brings me back to my very first post which was "Stuck in the Middle"! Here I am again! :-) I really appreciate your input!