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3/2/2017Is it common practice to not do testing to see if stage 2A, triple positive IDC grade 2 with DCIS grade 3 has spread elsewhere? I have never had any tests other than my initial mammogram, an ultrasound, and the lymph nodes tested when I had surgery. My oncologist just keeps on saying they aren't protocol unless there are symptoms. It just seems foreign to me after having other family members go through cancer and having every test and scan there is. If this is normal, how does one convince their mind that what they can not see is all good and well. Thanks! :)
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3/3/2017Guidelines do not indicate following a pt with any additional scans for early stage breast cancer stage 2. Please try not to concentrate of 'you are sick and harboring cancer', but that you are well and cancer free and live well, live each day to the fullest. Best wishes

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