I went to an interdisciplinary conference where there was radiation specialists, and a chemotherapy specialist, and oncologist. And the three of them had a conference on my case and came up with the recommendation that I have chemo. The surgeon and the attendants at that time said if we tell you that we'll do a mastectomy now, that will be good news, and that would be after chemo. They knew for sure that it was in more than lymph node, and I, of course, could feel before they did. A friend has since told me that "It is not an act of generosity to promise tomorrow at the expense of today," and I agree with that.