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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|4/17/2006||I've been diagnosed as having Stage IIB breast cancer pT2N1mi, and was found with a 2.1 cm lump, Grade III, 1 lymph node affected but very small dot. Weak reactivity to oestrogen and prgesterone receptor (30%) to each found. Negative for C-erb-B2, P53. I'm 37 years old. My oncologis has suggested 4 rounds of AC 4 rounds of Taxol, and 5 years on Tamox. What is the prognosis, after treatment i.e. approximate survival rate and relapse rate?|
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|4/17/2006||best way to determine this is to ask your oncologist to print out for you from www.adjuvanonline.com your survival chart, recognizing that you are not a number but a person. you are being aggressive with your treatment which makes sense.|
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