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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|1/13/2012||I'm stage 2b IDC, grade 2 with one positive node with some extra capsular extension. 2.5 cm tumor, 9 percent Ki-67. Very erpr positive. After mastectomy and ALND, Had AC and 12 Taxol. Taking Arimidex. I feel like my odds of long term survival are quite good. My onc is very non committal. "We 'll see," is the best I get from her. What's up with that? Am I under estimating the seriousness of my diagnosis?|
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|1/13/2012||You've done aggressive treatment which was smart. you have every reason to be optimistic about the future. doctors can be hesitant about saying anything sometimes for medical legal reasons and sometimes because they just don't want to embark on a conversation about survival rates and mortality rates. ER positive is great news. Ki 67 of only 9 % is also good news. stay on course with your hormonal therapy and start celebrating life again.|
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