OMG -- HER LYMPH NODES ARE CLEAN!!!!!!!
I am soooooo happy and relieved for her, her boys, and for the rest of the family!
Now for the interesting stuff I didn't get to post yesterday...
When she saw the geneticist about this, the geneticist determined that this was not a type of breast cancer that runs in the family. Thus, my risk and the risk of my neices and other sister are no higher than that of persons with no breast cancer in the family. (Whew!) Since my sister is a scientist, she ended up having a long conversation with the geneticist, and they are both convinced that there is an "epidemic" of breast cancer (just look at how many of us on the board have friends and family who have had breast cancer). Through further conversations, they both agree that it is likely caused by environmental toxins -- in our air, food, or water. My sister is an expert on air pollution and travels areound the globe consulting on air quality. Judging by her own research and what the geneticist is seeing, it looks like this epidemic is cause at least in part by how we treat our environment!!!!!!! This is just too scary!