My wife, age 68, had a lump removed from her left breast a little over 8 years ago. It was a stage #1 ductal cancer, negative nodes, positive ERs, and clean margins. Followed by a full course of radiation, and 5 years to tomoxian (Sp?). My wife has a family history of cancer.
She now has another lump, lobular cancer, estimated to be about 3 to 5 cms, and will have the breast removed in early January.
Most of her friends who had Chemotherapy are now dead, and Chemo killed her 37 year old brother in 1975, via MD Anderson as a follow-up to his colon cancer. So my wife has strong feelings about the value of Chemotherapy. In our research we are unable to find any reports or data on survival rates when there was no Chemotherapy or radiation after surgery. We have looked on NIH, ACS, Cancerfacts, Medmet. and several other wed sights as well as general web searchs.
What can you tell us about survival rates when there is no follow-on Chemotherapy or radiation and what specific reports on the web can you point us to. Thank you, William D. Goodell