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    Posted: Jun 14 2018 at 3:39pm
I just met with my surgeon this morning. I had surgery last Friday and the pathology showed my main tumor had “vaporized” but there still was DCIS on the margins and I think some other spots in my breast. I also had 7 out of 16 lymph nodes test positive for active cancer. Five were micro and two macro. My surgeon consulted with the tumor board and the plan suggests: Xeloda, radiation and a right breast mastectomy. Mastectomy would most likely be last. My surgeon suggested Xeloda first for six months and then radiation. I am wondering why the neoadjuvant chemo did not get the lymph nodes as he was surprised too. So that makes me wonder if the Xeloda will get to them. The dye for surgery to locate the nodes also did not work. Maybe radiation should be first and then Xeloda? Can they be used concurrently? I realize the cancer cells got to the nodes, but why not the other things. I have an appointment with Dr Traina on June 26th and I am wondering what she will say. Ideas? Thanks

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