0 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More
When diagnosed with cancer, many patients will automatically assume that they will need this treatment.
Since many chemotherapy patients will often experience grueling side effects, I am wondering, does each patient needs to go through this?
All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.
Add a Comment1 Comments
It used to be that if a patient had, even one lymph node positive, they automatically got chemotherapy, but fortunately we’ve moved away from “one-size-fits-all” into an era of personalized breast cancer care.
It is important to talk with your doctor about a test called Oncotype DX to determine what the odds were for cancer coming back over the next 10 years, as well as whether you would benefit from chemotherapy or not.
It is really important that physicians have the best information available in order to make the right decision.June 4, 2014 - 2:56pm