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8/21/2017Hello, Iím a 40 years woman and I write from Italy. In genuary 2017 I realized I had something wrong and I was surgerly operated for a multicentric invasive ductal carcinoma last february. Its maximum size was 0.9 centimeters and there were others smaller. I needed a sparing nipple mastectomy, and 1/20 lymph node was positive (5mm macrometastasis). I have a gene mutation BRCA1. The cancer is G3 Er- Pr- c-erbB2 (clone 4B5) neg Ki67 80%. Stage T1b (m) N1aM0. Neoplasticity was positive for the p53 antigen-related antigen-related antigen and does not express the neu antigen. The resection margins were clean and there were no signs of angioinvasion. After the surgery, I did 4 cycles e / c 21 days and now I am going on with 12 weeks of taxol + carboplatin (Iím going to finish the therapy in September). Next step will be a mastectomy nipple sparing on the other breast and also tube and ovary removal. I would like to know after all these treatments what else can I do to reduce risk of future recive and / or metastasis. I wonder if there is a therapy, all over the word, even experimental or avant-garde, to try something more than what Iím already doing. Thank you very much for your work and your kind availability.
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8/22/2017some ways to further help reduce risk are exercising like power walking. sticking to a low fat (30grams or less) diet. keeping weight normal range. BMI normal range. no smoking. very limited alcohol. we hope you remain cancer free, always.

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