MY MOM WAS OPERATED FOR BREAST CANCER ON THE 11TH OF JANUARY 2013. AS A PREVENTIVE CURE THE DOCTORS HAVE SUGGESTED THAT WE UNGERGO THE CEMOTHERAPHY AND HORMONE THERAPHY FOR HER. THIS WILL BE DONE BY WAY OF INJECTIONS WHICH WILL BE IN EVERY 21 DAY CYCLE. THE CEMO WILL BE GIVEN IN 6 DOSES AND THE HORMONE WILL BE GIVEN IN 12 DOSES. EVERY 21ST DAY.
I AM RELUCTANT FOR UNDERGOING THE SAME AS I FEEL THAT THE SIDE EFFECTS MIGHT LESSEN HER IMMUNITY AS WELL AS HEALTH IN FUTURE.
KINDLY SUGGEST AND OBLIGE
You did not indicate the type or stage of your mother's breast cancer, but I'm certain the oncologist wouldn't have recommended chemotherapy unless there are factors in her case that made the him/her feel it is necessary under the standards of care.
Obviously there are potential side effects from chemo, including temporary immune system suppression, but these have to be weighed against the danger associated with spread or recurrence of BC...
If you and your mother continue to have difficulty accepting this recommendation, your mother could request a consultation with another oncologist to obtain a second opinion.
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