Hi Blondie, browsing and came across this thread. I can relate to your question about scans as I'm about to start chemo and I've not had any scans (apart from ultrasound on breast) so it seems that it may depend on different health authorities. This isn't an oversight as I specifically asked oncologist about scans and was told it was unnecessary.
Sending you best wishes for your surgery next week x
As I understand it they only do staging scans for low and intermediate grades if you have 4 or more lymph nodes affected. I had grade 1 mixed with grade 2 with 2 positive lymph nodes and I did not have CT MRI or bone scan.