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Diabetic, minor heart problems, has drain fluids post mastectomy. Advised chemo with combination medicines. Right treatment?

My mother 69yrs,underwent Mastectomy on right breat on 17-11-12. Still her drain pipes are on Fter 3 weeks the fluid came down to 35ml and yesterday went up to 60ml. Her tumor is a triple negative with 1.8cm size with out involvement of any lymph nodes. She is a diabetic having minor herat related problems too. Oncologist suggests for 4 -6 cycles of Chemo@3weeks with combination of Paclitaxel and Epirubicin . My question is whether we can start Chemo with drain fluids still around 40ml/day.Whether the Chemo drugs combination prescribed by the doctor is good. I want a frank second opinion.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Your mother has got post sugery complications.

her background medical problem of diabetes may be the cause.

triple negative breast cancer has got bad prognosis. chemo has to be started early.

choice of chemo is perfect as epirubicin is cardiosafe.

Infection to be controlled agressively and chemo to be given.
consult your oncologist.
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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