I just received an email from my doctor sister from China. Her colleague, an oncologist there said stage 1b (that is my stage) could go without chemo or maximum 2 cycle. He said that as he did not read my surgery report.
So my 1b seems not very accurate? Especially visceral pleura is involved by the cells.
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I’m not sure if you still have a question, but I’d say that the current stage isn’t the only factor. Even if there is pleural involvement, a smaller cancer with no nodes involved is widely considered to not necessarily be high enough risk to favor post-operative chemotherapy.
Thank you so much ! Dr. West. I think your reply is very valuable! I will see my surgeon tomorrow. I will ask him if I can slow down a little bit. I mean to delay my chemotherapy,which was his idea. As my white cell account was low.
Dr.West, as a cancer patient , I really appreciate your opinion .:)