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Avatar n tn Treatments for breast cancer are determined by a number of factors including size of cancer, lymph node status, how the cells look on the microscope, hormone receptor status, HER2 status and the health of the patient. Without evaluation, it is not possible for us to make specific treatment recommendations. You may want to discuss this further with her oncologist. If you are concerned, you could obtain a second opinion.
Avatar m tn Hi, My mom had breast cancer. Through surgery her breast was removed. After testing of tumour (measuring 5x4 cms) it is diagnosed that it was invasive duct carcinoma grade III with multifocal intraductal comedocarcinoma and lymphnode metastsis. Also ten out of 15 lymphnodes resected out show tumour metastasis. The tumour cells are negative for ER, PR and show 2 to 3 + positivity for Her 2 neu. I want to know what is the stage of cancer?
Avatar f tn Hi. Your mother has breast cancer stage 2, grade 3, and ER and PR negative. As I’ve mentioned earlier, elderly patients should be managed in the same way as younger patients. Systemic adjuvant chemotherapy may be considered for elderly patients with an estimated life expectancy of 5 years or longer. Without giving adjuvant therapy, the risk of recurrence is high compared to giving adjuvant treatment. Side effects of chemotherapy are manageable.
Avatar m tn HELLO EVERYeONE! my mother (age 44 yr) is undergoing breast cancer treatment ( ER /PR + HER - ). she has taken underfone Lumpectomy of the left breast and then has taken 8 chemotherapies (4 Adriamycin +Endoxan and 4 Pacliget).now she will have radiotherapy from 27 th May. please help me out in the folllowing two questions... Q1. Is it true that during radiotherapy the cancer treatment role is played by the free radicals present in the body. and if it is so...
Avatar m tn HELLO EVERYeONE! my mother (age 44 yr) is undergoing breast cancer treatment ( ER /PR + HER - ). she has undergone Lumpectomy of the left breast and then has taken 8 chemotherapies (4 Adriamycin +Endoxan and 4 Pacliget).now she will have radiotherapy from 27 th May. please help me out in the folllowing two questions... Q1. Is it true that during radiotherapy the cancer treatment role is played by the free radicals present in the body. and if it is so...
Avatar f tn Additional immunohistochemical stain for cytokeratin is suggested to confirm the epithelial nature of this poorly differentiated tumor Please advise me what sort of treatment she should get. is it easily curable?what is the best treatment for this type of cancer and how costly it can be? Her hb level is 13. does hb level has any connection with cancer? looking forward to your reply.
Avatar f tn Please ensure that a cancer surgeon evaluates her quickly. The treatment for metastatic breast cancer is different from the treatment for non-metastatic breast cancer. High grade (grade 3) cancers, especially in younger women (your aunt is only 42) tend to be more aggressive. She will also need chemotherapy, irespective of the stage of her cancer spread.
Avatar f tn There are many factors that play into the treatment and prognosis of breast cancer. These things should be discussed with your aunt by her oncologist. Without evaluation, we cannot speculate on how we might approach this disease. Given that the tumor is estrogen and progesterone receptor positive, endocrine therapy will likely be a part of the recommended treatment. Hemoglobin levels have nothing to do with the development of breast cancer.
Avatar m tn Hi, So sorry that your mom has been afflicted with breast cancer and now has to deal with all the treatments. Sue Young has responded to your post last month,and I added the link below,in case you missed her comment. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/breast-cancer/show/1651334 We are really sorry if we cannot be of much help to you...
Avatar n tn And be sure to explain what uour pain is related to (breast issues? breast cancer? some surgery or treatment you've had?), what your doctor had recommended, and what you have tried so far.
Avatar n tn It is not currently approved for any breast cancer indication. It is frequently prescribed off label for the treatment of Stage IV breast cancer, but it would not typically be prescribed as a replacement for known effective therapy in the adjuvant setting. Further, liposomal doxorubicin has a similar toxicity profile to doxorubicin. Ultimately, the oncologist would be the expert best equipped to select the most appropriate regimen for your sister based on her situation.
Avatar f tn Female, 42, australia - Australia its actually about my mother - she has been diagonised with aggressive inflammatory breast cancer of a tumour of 7cm.she is currently on her 3rd chemo treatment of xeloda (oral chemo) which seems to be shrinking the tumour but her cancer count has not dropped much. eati... [More] ng well but very,very weak. do you think she has a chance.she is 77 years old and quite frail. her cancer count went from 209 when diagonised to 313 and recently 310??
1211774 tn?1266150294 what are the cares that a breast cancer patient should take while she had completed her treatment?
Avatar m tn my mother had breast cancer.she was diagonised with mastectomy surgery.11 lymph nodes were showing metastatis.her report showed well differntiated infiltrating duct carcinoma.Stage-T2PN3aMo,bloom richardson grading score-5-grade-1.ER and PR status showed positive but HER2 status was negative.Suggest me the best possible treatment.