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2/22/2018Dx June, idc Er+ 90% her2 100% size 1.9. all scans pet,mri and showed neg nodes. Had a lump back to me did not get clean margins due to breast implants. One out of two sentinel node was positive. Had TCHP bilateral mastectomy no signs of cancer and breast tissue or nodes. Radiation was not recommended continued on Perceptin and perjeta until August and then nerylex worrier. Is there anyway that I would be able to know my reoccurrence for survival rate. Since I had the tumor removed before chemo
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2/23/2018It is impossible to know for sure, however, your scans were clear, you had bilateral mastectomy and you had chemo to kill any rogue cells that could've gotten into the bloodstream! This is great news, now to get back on with your life! Continue to see you doctor as directed and perform monthly breast self-exams. Call your doctor if you find anything that is new and/or feels abnormal. Congratulations!

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