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|1/13/2006||I have just had the two surgeries one on 12/2 lumpectomy 2 cm slight invasion and another on12/16 ductal carcinoma with one sentinal node involvement clean margins 1.3mm done. (not exacting on the sizes but small and hormone receptive). I am 40 yrs old and want very much to conceive a child and they say I more than likely after treatment of chemo/ radiation and tamoxofin 5yrs; supposedly, I have no real chance. I have limited finances to do embryo freezing which could be a possible alternative after 2 yrs of tamoxofin. I am researching & considering alternative therapies in great hopes I can cure this with the help of a holistic certified specialists & MD and hopefully still conceive naturally. Do you have any suggestions or statistics showing the chances of survival of having the surgery and not having the traditional treatments and methods given by our typical doctors today? Or any helpful thoughts would be well received. Thanks!|
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|1/14/2006||not clear what is meant by "slight invasion". consider seeing an oncologist who has dealt with this issue alot. large comprehensive cancer centers have such oncologists. also find out when your mother went into menopause as it is common for the next generation to do it around the same time. if she was late to do so-- say in her 50s then you may "restart" your periods post chemo, etc. but get a formal second opinion. it is important that if you have a child you are able to be here to raise her.|
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