Chemo has not made it smaller

Hi everyone, 

So I am currently abroad and away from my mum and she has just finished 8 rounds of chemo for triple negative breast cancer. Luckily, it’s only in the breast and a couple of lymph nodes. I am just worried, probably more so because I am away, because according to the latest MRI it’s still the same size and calcium deposits around it. 

What does this mean…? Obviously, great that it has not grown, but it hasn’t shrunk either…some reassurance and/or explanation would be amazing! X


Hi LuceRM, 

I am sorry that you and your mum are going through this anxious time and that this is a time of uncertainty. I am sure some of our users will be lending their support very soon.

In order to give users more of a chance to share their experiences and reply I have moved your post to the Chemotherapy Board.

We do have an overseas support line which you can call on (+44) 20 7620 0077 who will be able to talk to you about what your mum is going through and offer a friendly ear. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer the overseas number for free.

Best wishes,