When chemo is stopped are you cancer free?

@mydanods (6761)
Nigeria
February 28, 2018 10:50am CST
A friend has been going for chemotherapy for breast cancer. Recently the doctor says she should stop coming. She asked me the question above. I told her I'll check online and see what I can discover. Can anyone help? I enjoy all your inputs here on mylot. Wishing all of you a blessed last day of February.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Feb
Surely he should have told her and explained everything to her and not leave her like that? She woiuld have to see a Specialist in that field. I would get a second opinion if possible from another Doctor.
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@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
28 Feb
I will tell her to get a second opinion or go back to the doctor. He is in a better position to tell her that. But chemotherapy takes a lot of money.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Feb
@mydanods Can she get help to pay for her treatment then? Hope she gets someone to help her get over this as its much more treatable than it was years ago.
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@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
1 Mar
@lovinangelsinstead21 She has been paying for her treatment so I think that is not a problem for her yet.
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@ridingbet (50338)
• Philippines
1 Mar
there may be 2 reasons why the doctor said that: one is the cancer cells have been controlled and eradicated; the other one is the cancer cells cannot be controlled anymore and it has metastasized. i hope the first reason is the reason.
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@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
1 Mar
Thanks. I will surely tell her to get the facts from the doctor when I see her. I don't wish that her case is the second one. Thanks nurse.
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@ridingbet (50338)
• Philippines
1 Mar
@mydanods you are welcome. a cancer cell is often categorized as benign and malignant. i hope hers is just benign
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@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
1 Mar
@ridingbet I'll note that when talking to her. Will see her soon.
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@topffer (33799)
• France
28 Feb
Very weird attitude from a doctor. He is the only person who can tell her what she can expect. She needs to disobey and come back again to have a clear explanation about all her questions about her cancer.
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@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
28 Feb
Maybe she was happy that chemotherapy had ended and forgot to ask the doctor. Later, the thought came to her to wonder if her illness would return.
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@mandala100 (39960)
• Hong Kong
28 Feb
@mydanods I understand that there's always the possibility of remission within a certain period of time my friend.
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@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
28 Feb
What period of time please?