Cancer breast stage 3

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Avatar f tn and i wud like of anyone whose expert in breast cancer stage 3 or had a similar condition please i need 2 know everything i wana know anyone of you who survived from this dsease ..
Avatar f tn Hi, I am sorry to hear that your sister had to battle breast cancer at the age of 28. Breast cancer in younger women tends to be more agressive than that occuring in the older age group. The fact that she had bilateral synchronous cancers at a young age is worrying. However, if a full oncologic surgery is complete, along with chemo and now radiation, then I can assume that she is being treated with a curative intent. Also, you mentioned that she will be put on hormones.
Avatar f tn About a year ago i was diagnosed stage 3 triple negative breast cancer. mammogram (digital) did not pick it up. Found the lump myself, (it hurt to the touch), doctor felt the lump, tech felt the lump still the mammo did not pick it up. Anyway - went thru chemo and radiation. Had follow up mri mammo, pet scan blood work etc. Now I have a lump again in the same breast. Oncologist concerned so she ordered another mammo, went to surgeon who said mammo looked fine have another one in 6 months.
1294015 tn?1272342840 Stage 3 Once a patient has reached Stage 3 breast cancer, the odds start to decline at a far more rapid rate. There are distinct levels of severity within Stage 3 breast cancer. These levels are divided into three separate categories. Stage 3A When receiving a diagnosis of Stage 3A breast cancer, a woman likely has a tumor that measures up to 5 cm in diameter. In addition, the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit.
Avatar f tn From the San Antonio Breast Conference in December 2009, new data shows a higher than predicted rate of breast cancer recurrence even with very small breast cancers that are HER2 positive. The data is from the first large study to analyze early-stage breast cancer patients with HER2 positive tumors one centimeter or smaller. All these women would benefit from adjuvant Trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin, (for one year, the standard in America) - along with adjuvant chemotherapy.
Avatar f tn I see now where that you said, "I have my results." I thought at first you meant your mammogram results, but now that I have seen your post regarding reconstruction in the BC Forum, it is apparent you do have a definite dx of BC. I am sorry that was the outcome, and that I didn't understand that when I posted before... Regards, bluebutterfly .
Avatar n tn CA 15-3 is elevated in patients with breast, ovarian, prostate, and lung cancer. Thus, this is not specific for breast cancer alone. For breast cancer, it has a 75% correlation with measurable disease, and can be used to monitor disease that cannot be measured after treatment. Elevated levels of serum tumor markers should always be correlated clinically.
120574 tn?1240767840 Terrin, Unfortunately the stats have not changed much and for the very reasons listed above. But you must remember though the stats may say that there is only a 25 % survival rate to 5 years, each and every one of us has the chance to be in that 25%. (Actually for stage IV I think it is something a little closer to 17 %, I am not sure about IIIc) Dr Dean is right, it is hard to be heard when there are so few of us when compared to how many thousands of "the others".
Avatar n tn My mom is 54 years old and detected with right breast cancer. As per the report ER & PR are negetive and CERB B2 is positive with score 3. What stage of cancer she is having? And how many chemotherapy are required? Please help..... This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/559549'>what do ER-Negative,PR-Positive and Cerb B2-Negative indicate?</a>.
Avatar n tn For stage 3 breast cancer, treatment options after surgery include systemic therapy (chemotherapy and hormonal therapy) and radiotherapy. Before deciding on any treatment, many factors need to be considered. These factors include the stage of the disease, hormone receptor status, Her2Neu status, presence or absence of proliferation indices, etc. Your grandmother doesn’t have any comorbid illnesses. She already underwent surgery to remove the tumor.
Avatar f tn The median survival for patients with metastatic breast cancer is about 2-3 years. Advances in breast cancer treatment can improve the survival of patients. Treatment includes systemic therapy in the form of either chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or both. Bisphosphonates can help in relieving the bone pain caused by the bone metastases; as well prevent further damage to the bone caused by cancer.
Avatar n tn My brother was diagnosed to have Stage III Breast Cancer..he underwent Modified Radical Mastectomy & his histopath results showed positive ER/PR/Her2Neu...what exactly does triple positive test results mean in lay man's term? ESTROGEN RECEPTOR ASSAY = POSITIVE, STAINING INTENSITY=+2, PERCENT TUMOR CELLS STAINED=+5, PROGESTERONE RECEPTOR ASSAY=POSITIVE, STAINING INTENSITY=+3, PERCENT TUMOR CELLS STAINED=+4, c-erb-B2 (Her-2/neu) =POSITIVE...
212161 tn?1599427282 hi and thank you for taking te time, my father in law was just told he has stage 3 colon cancer. they are going to do surgery monday. what are the chances for him, hes 85. and whats the chances its not spread with stage 3 , sorry i know nothing about the stages so just wanting to know if stage 3 is bad.
Avatar f tn im 36 and just been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. i havent been into surgery yet. can anyone give me any info on how serious it is and what are my chances of survival.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast cancer , Tumor size 2.9 ~ Grade 3, ER positive , positive nodes, Her2 negetive. My question is ~ Will chemo be benificial to me . They recommened it because my tumor is a grade 3 and I had node involvment . But my cancer is ER positive and I thought that Chemo is not effective on ER positive Breast cancer but Tamoxafin is the best choice ??? Would my tumor be er positive ??
Avatar f tn Hi, Although CA 15-3 is a tumor marker for BC, it is most useful in following the course of treatment in women diagnosed with breast cancer, especially advanced breast cancer. CA 15-3 levels are rarely elevated in women with early stage breast cancer. Keep in mind that this test is somewhat nonspecific. Cancers of the ovary, lung, and prostate may also raise CA 15-3 levels.
Avatar n tn Another breast cancer Website had an article that mentioned Stage V in its title, but not in the article itself. After I pointed out the error to them, they indicated they would make a correction. (They also mentioned that some people "unofficially" talk about Stage V when there is nothing more that can be done except palliative treatment.) I also came across a Website for alternative/herbal tx that unofficial stage designation.
Avatar f tn I had stage 3+ breast cancer 6 years ago and had a lumpectomy (twice) and after chemo and radiation was put on Femara since my cancer was hormone sensitive. I've been on it the required 5 years and now the pharmaceutical company says another 5 years. My insurance won't pay for it after January, so does anyone have any ideas or experienced something similar? Femara is many hundreds of $ a month, so paying for it without help is not an option. Anyone had a similar experience?
Avatar n tn I was Diganosed with stage 2B Triple negative breast cancer in December 19, 2006.All my tests came back one positive node and the cancer in left breast. I had Chemo then before I finished Chemo the cancer came back to the same 2 areas.Then I had a masectomy followed by more chemo and 7 weeks of radiation. Just recently I asked my Oncologist to order another Pet Scan just to make sure everything was going good. The first Pet scan in August 22, 2007 came back negative.
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Avatar m tn A friend diagnosed breast canver with invasive ductal carcinoma, NOS, grade 3 of 3, Sentinel Lymph Node reactive node, Tissue Medial Margin, stitch away from tumour negative. Her FISH test is negative. Do you think she need a chemotherapy or just radiation?
Avatar n tn I have seen and heard of patients developing NHL secondary to chemotherapy treatment for another cancer; that is possible. I am trying to figure out how the Oncologist is using the CA 15-3 and CEA markers; can't see how it ties into monitoring the NHL.