I am new to this site & desperately need some advice. I am 43 & was diagnosed with IDC Stage 1 on Oct. 26th I had a bilateral mastectomy Nov. 23rd with some lymph nodes removed under each arm. I had one tumor in my left breast, but chose to have both removed because I was told I had a 90% chance of getting it in the right one. My Mom died at 43 of bc after a 5 yr. battle. My surgeon & plastic surgeon have told me I need to have at least 4 rounds of chemo. However, we meet with the oncologist for the 1st time on Wed. I do not want chemo I was stage 1, clear margins, & clear lymph nodes. Doesn't that mean I am cancer free? I am not an advocate of chemo because it does a lot of harm to my body. Although, if my nodes hadn't been clear, I would have it. Has anyone opted out of chemo?