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Is it safe to assume that if the cancer was not found in the lymph nodes, it has not metastasized to any other part of the body?

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Stage 1 Patient over 6 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    According to what I've read...if the lymph nodes are clear, then in the majority of cases...there is no metastasis to any other part of the body. It can happen....but not very often.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    There are no guarantees. We will live with this for the rest of our lives so I think it is important to live our live as normal.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    As Marianne is saying.... "It depends..." After going through treatment, my thoughts are it's a combo of the type of breast cancer, percentages, pathology reports, experience, & just plain luck. With cancer, there are no absolute's. You ask your questions, follow the treatment plan, & live your life to it's fullest. If, at any time, you question your treatment, you can always get a second opinion. You are your own best advocate and no one will look out for you as well as you. Hang in there! Sharon
    over 6 years Flag
    • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2012

      Yep, it depends. I've had breast cancer twice with no lymph nodes involved. Yet, the first time - Stage 1B - I had radiation. The second time - Stage 2A - I had chemo.

      Trust your docs and their recommended treatment course, and get a second...

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      Yep, it depends. I've had breast cancer twice with no lymph nodes involved. Yet, the first time - Stage 1B - I had radiation. The second time - Stage 2A - I had chemo.

      Trust your docs and their recommended treatment course, and get a second opinion if you need confirmation or just to put your mind at rest a bit.

      over 6 years Flag
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2007

      Evelyn, I read your story and think it was just plain lousy to have a second bout of BC. What kind did you have the first time and second time? I can't imagine your horror to find another lump and realize you were heading for another treatment. ...

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      Evelyn, I read your story and think it was just plain lousy to have a second bout of BC. What kind did you have the first time and second time? I can't imagine your horror to find another lump and realize you were heading for another treatment. Hang in there gal. I feel like we are all in this together. Take care, Sharon

      over 6 years Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    My nodes were clear but I still had chemo and radiation. I was diagnosed with invasive lobular. My mass was large and we wanted to make sure we caught anything that was missed or had broken off.
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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