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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|5/19/2006||I want you to know how much I appreciate this site. I get a lot of comfort from you and your expertise") I was diag. in Nov 05 with IDC stage 1, sentinol node was clear. very wide clear margins, intermed tumor grade,triple neg. I just finished 6rounds of 5fu w epirubicin and cytoxin as I wanted to be more aggressive as I am now 46.Next week is radiation for 6wks. Now- because the cancer was not hormone receptor positive, is it more likely to come back or do you know why these types happen? Is there any thing else that I should do? Do you think I may have problems down the road with this or is it just something that happened, and I probably wont revisit this? I do realize that anything is possible but I am like so many others just worried. Thanks|
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|5/22/2006||though there is a higher risk of recurrence for hormone receptor negative tumors,we worry more about those that are locally advanced. for example, stage 3. so you have early stage, stage 1, and have been very aggressive with its treatment. feel confident you have done all that is possible.|
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