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I have triple negative breast cancer. I was diagnosis in May 2011. My pathology report stated that I was stage II (b). They performed a mastectomy with removal of 13 lymph nodes. All lymph nodes were negative for disease. Additionally, before surgery I had a PET can that showed the disease localize to the breast. I did 4 rounds of neoadjuvant chemo as well before surgery and the tumor kept growing. After surgery I had 33 rounds of radiation. I had a brain MRI that showed no evidence of disease and a bone scan that showed no evidence of disease. Recently I had a CAT X-ray that showed supicious lesions in my lungs. Is it possible that this is mets?
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|3/22/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. You're asking if it's possible, and as the saying goes, anything is possible. However, your lymph nodes were all negative, which is good, which indicates no cancer cells had headed out of the breast via the lymphatic system at time of surgery. Talk with your medical oncologist about further evaluation. Hope this helps a bit, and best wishes.|
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