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Facts and Myths about Breast Cancer
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5/24/2016I've read several times that recurrence patterns are different for positive and negative hormone receptor br cancers. The negative recur within a few years, then recurrence rates drop dramatically. Positive recur later? Does this pertain to DCIS too? I had negative receptor DCIS and am worried about recurrence of invasive cancer, as it seems to me that it would be a tnbc or a her+ br ca. Both of those being aggressive and terrifying to me. Recurrence statistics seem to be all over the place. I've been told 8% and also 15%. Naturally I prefer the 8%. Was told the 15% were from older studies. So my mind is full of facts and figures and I can't seem to leave this behind because I am so scared of the 2 scenarios I have created.
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5/25/2016doesn't necessarily apply to dcis. dcis as a lower risk of recurrence in general too. if you did get recurrence and it was invasive ductal don't assume that it would be negative for receptors either.

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