Advice as my mum has been recently diagnosed with Breast cancer

I attended my mum’s follow up appointment after surgery for grade 2 breast cancer which had travelled into her first lymph node. I was really surprised to find out that chemo only provide and extra 4% of being well in 10 years - is this normal given the side effects? 


She he is now described as cancer free (no hormone indicators) But there is always a chance it may have travelled else where in the body I offered to pay for her to go for full body scan privately would anyone else recommend this. 

My logic is it may settle her choice not to have chemo if this was negative


thanks in advance 

Hi Zero12,

I am sorry to hear you and your mum are going through this difficult time. I am sure some users will be along soon to show some support and share their experiences withchemotherapy.I have moved your post to theChemotherapy board in order to give users more of a chance to see and respond to your post.

In the meantime you can always call ourhelplineat 0808 800 6000 who will be able talk to you about chemotherapy, its side effects and talk you through any questions you may have.

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Best wishes,