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|12/17/2005||My 88 year old mother was diagnosed with stage III Breast cancer on Sept 29th with a 3.4cm tumor.After many tests she was to have surgury on Nov 7th,a lumpectomy and removal of two lympnodes.On Nov 1st she had to have angeoplasy becuse of two blocked arteries.She was told she had to wait at least 5 to 6 weeks before she could have her lupectomy.She got the ok to go ahead on December 9th.She went to have a ultra sound to insert a wire to determine where her tumor was,and after 2 hrs they could not find her tumor,they also did a mamogram and it did not show up on that.They have posponed the surgury to Dec 27th,then they will try to insert the wire with a mri.If they cant find it then they are recomending a mascetomy.My mother feels that if they cant find it why bother with a mascetomy She is otherwise in very good health for a woman her age. Can cancer just go away without treatment?Thank you|
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|12/19/2005||breast cancer doesn't go away without treatment. the tumor size would imply that it should be able to be felt. MRI i would certainly expect to see if without difficulty.|
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