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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|3/7/2012||was diagnosed 7/10 idc stage 2b 2 lymph nodes positive er & pr positive her2 negative. 2 tumors in right breast one 2.5cm (grade 2 and one .5cm close to chest wall had double macetomey 7/10 had 4 ac chemos and 12 taxol and 33 rads currently on tamoxifen. what are the chances of this returning.|
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|3/7/2012||So sounds like you were aggressive with your treatment which sounds very wise. risk of recurrence is highest usually during the first two years then diminishes considerably after that. you are approaching that 2 year mark from diagnosis which is good news. your prognostic factors were all favorable-- ER positive, PR positive. HER2 negative. don't know if oncotypeDX was done but it would have provided a score that calculates risk of recurrence. your oncologist also likely would have used www.adjuvantonline.com to determine your degree of risk of recurrence and how much the chemo as well as the hormonal therapy would reduce that risk. so ask your medical oncologist to show you these graphs so you can see where you were before treatment and how low your risk is now. risk for local recurrence is just 1-2%. risk of distant recurrence is what he can show you on the graphs referenced above.|
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