Paige-I had the same cancer back in early '10. At first they said they got it,but just before releasing me from the hospital they said I was a Stage 3C, due to "washings" & findings in the lymph system. I did TONS of research, had the MRI & the CAT scan & nothing else-no chemo or radiation, although they wanted to do it. So, far I've been fine, but every case of cancer is different. I didn't go ahead mainly because they couldn't establish a target, or say for sure there was a spot of the disease anywhere.
If your dear mom has the treatment,there are some lovely wigs available, as it's pretty sure the hair will be gone. Prayers are definetly coming to you & your family.
I did a lot of research at the local Barnes & Noble-I would read for hours there while I was recuperating from the surgery. They had a cafe & lots of chairs scattered in the store. I was sad to see it close due to the bad economy about a year later.