Hi @Slightly Lopsided Thank you so much for your message - it is so reassuring to hear that you also had a similar experience. I am also 54! I am waiting to get an appointment with an oncologist to discuss my radiotherapy treatment so will ask about having radiotherapy on underarm as well as breast. I think I am so anxious at the moment I am worrying about everything! I did get to speak to a BCN in the end yesterday who did apologise that my surgery results were not explained fully to me. I will also be going on hormone tablets, probably Letrozole although not sure when this starts. I have not heard of infusions of bisphosphonate (Zoledronic Acid) as well so more questions to ask! Thanks again for your reply and I hope you are doing well.
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Hi, I was diagnosed with BC in April and had lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy in May. I had my post surgery appointment last week with a different consultant ( as mine was on holiday) and I was told margins all clear in breast which means no further surgery - just Radiotherapy on breast and hormone blocker tablets. However, also told micrometastasis found in 1 sentinel node. I understood that if this happened it meant cancer had spread and I would need further surgery or chemo. I was told this had not been recommended but consultant did not give me any more info. I have since been stressing terribly about this as worried cancer is going to spread further. I have tried to get to speak to my own consultant but she is not available until 9 June and can't get hold of my breast nurse. Can you advise whether it is normal not to have more treatment on lymph nodes if cancer found? Thank you
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