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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|5/21/2012||I am 65 years of age and was diagnosed with stage 1 grade 1 invasive ductal carcinoma it is a 1.2 centimeter nodule Er and PR positive I do not know my HR 2 result. I will be having a lumpectomy this Friday along with sentinel lymph node removal. Would I need Chemo or would radiation and hormone therapy be the treatment for this. my doctor did not indicate chemo but said I would need to meet with Onco doctor after surgery. I fear the chemo since it can do a number on your health including your heart. Would my age have an effect on the decision or would the Oncotype DX test make the decision. I just need to know what the future may hold for me. I have a wedding for my son in September and need to know what i am up against.|
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|5/21/2012||so if the cancer cells are HER2 negative then you would be a candidate for oncotypeDX. DO meet with your medical oncologist post operatively once pathology results are back from your surgery for the medical oncologist to do what they do best and are trained to do-- determine what systemic treatment may be needed. no matter what, you should plan to have an amazing wedding experience with your son.|
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