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chemo for a 2nd time

my sister has breast cancer she has had for the  past 2 1/2 years chemo lump glands removed radiation then found another lump had the breast removed then in December 2009 had another lump removed.  They talk about aggressive cancer each time they say surgery was successful.  This time they suggested they it would be just change of tablets but now they have decided to give her a 2nd dose of chemo and scans.  Understand the reason for giving her scans but why have the decided to give her chemo again.  Can you explain some reasons why
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The desicion to repeat Chemotherapy would be dependant upon the Pathology report on this latest specimen removed. You might ask the Oncologist; or rather have your Sister ask about the report and the necessity for Chemotherapy.  I'm sure the first opinion may have been before the final Pathology report.  If the cancer is indeed an aggressive type then the need for Chemo would be obvious.    Regards .....
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