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I had a masectomy on april 20, 2009. I was told a tumor of 3.4 cm was removed and there was no involvement to the chest wall and any other involvement but 1/20 of one of the sentinal nodes was involved. I am positive for estrogen hormone receptors. I was told I needed chemo 2 times a month times 4 months and hormone therapy for 5 years or just hormone therapy for 5 years. i am really scared so please repl,y asap. can anyone help me.
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Since your tumor was rather large and there was some (if slight) lymph node involvement I would certainly be inclined to follow the recommendation of the Oncologist. Chemotherapy is standard when there is any node involvement and the Hormonal Therapy is always routine if the tumor was determined to be hormone receptor positive. Even though the node involvement was slight I would opt for the more aggressive program of the two. Regards .....
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