Why Chemo? My Doctor Finally Answers

Well, I finally got the answer to my question! Why am I doing chemotherapy and this year of torture, I mean treatment??!!

My oncologist said today, "The latest study from MD Anderson said without treatment you would have a 1 in 4 chance of the cancer spreading. The breast cancer you have is not only very aggressive but when it spreads, usually in the first five years, it goes to the lungs, liver or brain, and is considered stage 4 and incurable. Treatment at that point is a lifetime of chemo and drugs just to stay alive."

When she refers to the breast cancer I have, she means HER2+ Breast Cancer.

Now I know why I'm starting chemo in late July.