I'm new to this and my head is completely busted. All the abbreviations, all the treatments, all the varieties of breast cancer, all the decisions to be made, it's crazy. I was diagnosed on 30th June with grade 2 hormone positive tumour.. What I don't understand and can't seem to find out is the following:- What is the benefit of having chemotherapy to (hopefully) reduce a tumour to enable a lumpectomy? Is this procedure for cosmetic reasons, ie; to avoid a mastectomy? Or is there another medical benefit to it? Help!?
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