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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|12/31/2011||My pathology report states that my tumor was 1cm and tested negative for ER and PR but strongly positive for Her2. It is a grade 3. I understand that this is an aggressive type of cancer but everywhere I read makes it sound like it will recur or spread no matte what you do -- even if they removed the entire tumor and got clean margins. How effective is herceptin for early stage her2 breast cancer? Does it even out the playing field versus other less aggressive types? Chemo alOne is not able yo kill it? Thank you in advance.|
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|12/31/2011||stage 2? VERY treatable. you should be incredibly optimistic. and herceptin just became your new best friend. it is highly effective for prevention of recurrence. so clear margins with chemo and herceptin will likely be the recommendation. if lumpectomy done then radiation too. if axillary nodes positive and mastectomy done then radiation also likely. feel confident going into this new year that you will lick this and live a healthy life afterward.|
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