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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|9/13/2011||i'm the 61 yr old woman that asked the question earlier about chemo for stage 2 and node postive. i forgot to give you more information about the cancer ..it is grade i ER+PR+ Her- and the Ki67 is 11....with the oncotypeDX score 8. Thank you again for your time..|
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|9/14/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. You have described very favorable prognostic factors regarding your breast cancer, including the low Oncotype score, which indicates a low benefit from chemotherapy. Of course hormonal therapy would be indicated. Consider another opinion with a breast medical oncologist at a Comprehensive Breast Center for piece of mind with your decision making. Hope this helps and best wishes! We are only a phone call or mouse click away.|
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