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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|2/21/2012||Hi, I was diagnosed with breast cancer 10/2011 I had 4 masses largest being 20 mm all came back stage 1 Invasice Ductal Carcinoma Path Report from surgery(Masectomy of left breast) said Stage 1A-pT1c(4),PNO(i-)(sn),G2 I have had 2 oncologist give me different opinions as to treatment....One said Only Tamoxifen which I started and have had problems with nausea! Second Opinion suggested Chemo and Tamoxifen! For best chance of No Reoccurance. Please HELP!|
Should I do Chemo or NOT!? Also is their substitues for Tamoifen?
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|2/21/2012||quite a bit of time has passed since diagnosis happened. not sure when mastectomy surgery took place but this is the end of Feb 2012. so one question the oncologist recommending the chemo needs to tell you is whether you are still within the window of time to benefit from it. Treatments are designed to happen in consecutive order without long gaps in between. |
prognostic factors not mentioned but am assuming ER positive. If HER2 negative then cosider rquesting oncotypeDX test to determine if chemo is of benefit or not.
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