A bit of background: My mom found a lump during a self exam. She is pre menopausal and will be 50 in March. She had a mamogram, then an ultrasound then she went on to have a biopsy. All of this she did "secrectly" during the holidays. When she was diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma grade 2 ER&PR+, she finally told us. She was told on Friday and had a lumpectomy the following week. They took a tangerine size piece of tissue and 6-12 nodes. She spent the night in the hosptial on extended observation. She had a drain tube for over a week that is now gone.
My mother's surgeon refused to "stage" her cancer saying it was "misleading". After her lumpectomy they told her numbers like this: T1N3M0. I understand T is for tumor N is for nodes and M is for mastisized (spread). The week of the 18th she will be meeting with the surgeon for follow up, her chiropractor and the oncologist (1st visit ). We expect to be told she will require chemo, radiation and hormone drugs.
We want to beat this nutritionally and naturally we can seem to find much support for that, especially from extended family. Is the only way to be considered "cancer free" to do taditional treatments?