Morning @debbru, generally that is done in order to shrink a tumour prior to surgery.
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I've heard that Kidney cancer cells don't respond well in majority of patients to chemo there for standard treatment is surgery.
I had a lumpectomy, chemo then mastectomy for BC.
I personally took the aggressive approach due to my age at time of diagnosis.
Every cancer is different, every treatment is different based on many factors.
Hope this helps with your question.
I have stage 4 kidney cancer & I started out with surgery to remove the affected kidney. Then, when I had healed enough, I went on to a daily oral chemo. As traii said, kidney cancer doesn't respond to the normal chemo or radiation treatments, so treatment will usually start with surgery. If there are no metastases, then usually, surgery is all that is required.
All the best
If you can't just get a lumpectomy, you need a mastectomy.
If it involves both breasts some chemo would be advised. Even if it is just one wouldn't you rather be safe? Or else, and not to worry, your surgeon may see-feel a tumor close to the ribs or breastbone. He/she is looking for an outcome that will have your indicators positive and done after the operation instead of waiting for a bad outcome after the surgery. There are also cosmetic concerns. Believe me, surgeons are VERY aware of their statistics and being par or above par for non-followups is paramount
Thank you for your email. I know a mastectomy is a more radical surgery but I think I would go for it rather than a lumpectomy, just because I would be feel safer, knowing the cancer is completely gone in that breast. Does that make sense.
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