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Facts and Myths about Breast Cancer
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11/23/2016I asked a question earlier but I have another. I have IDC multifocal 1.9 largest tumor grade 2 nodes clear so far, surgery in December at Emory Winship. Er 85% 3+ pr 8% 3+ her2 positive. There is a lot of discussion on the breastcancercommunity forums about the significance of low pr meaning worse prognosis concerning luminal a vs. b. They talk about this discovery being fairly recent and their mo's downplaying it. I found the Mass General breast cancer calculator at If all parameters are the same (chemo, tam etc) the difference in 15 year breast cancer mortality between pr+ and pr- is only about 8% vs 10% which is exactly the recurrent estimate you gave for my disease in my earlier question. Is my low pr something I should be overly concerned with or is this just scared amateur oncologists over reacting. I'm scared too btw.
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11/23/2016personally I would not be overly concerned.

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