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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|4/27/2008||2 questions about triple negative breast cancer: 1. My path lab does not test to confirm if the cells are basal should they be? 2. Have there been specific studies on triple neg to confirm this subtype also has equal survival between mastectomy and lump and radiation in early stage? Is it more prudent to have mastectomy since treatment options are more limited and less is known about this subtype? Thanks mush for your reply|
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|4/27/2008||triple neg is more common than your realize. survival is equal between lumpectomy with radiation and doing mastectomy. the question is local recurrence is slightly history for lumpectomy with radiation. we worry more about distant recurrence though.|
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