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|10/25/2011||I was diagnosed a number of years ago and wasn't tested for Her2 status. Can you tell me how long Her2 positivity will have an affect on distant recurrence? Are Her2 positive tumours more likely to recur early than later? Do we need to worry when we are a number of years out? Thank you.|
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|10/25/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. It may be that you had a DCIS, and generally Her2 neu testing is not done on DCIS. If that's not the case, and you feel a need to know, you could request your pathology slides be reread and have the Her2 neu checked. Hope this helps and best wishes.|
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