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Are there any proven alternatives to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Alternative to what?: Chemotherapy is the administration of a drug that circulates throughout the body and kills cancer cells. Our goal is to choose the most effective dr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Pahnke
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: We look at each cancer's profile - estrogen / Progesterone /her-2 receptors as well as histology-size, grade , blood vessel invasioneg then the pa ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
31 years experience Medical Oncology
None proven: Unfortunately, the only scientifically proven treatment is chemotherapy. As much as we feel with patients regarding side effects, one should not opt f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Medication: Begin with basic nausea medicines such as Compazine or phenergan, (promethazine) if not improved then more expensive medications such as Zofran or oth ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many ways: In many ways it has improved. First of all withearlier detection there is less need of less aggressive excisions and chemo and radiotherapy. Have man ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See below: Tamoxifen can be used after other treaments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy to prevent a cancer recurrence, or it can be used if cancer ha ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
: Breast cancer is treated with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Side effects of surgery are related to removal of lymph nodes. This can cause lymp ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Lall
Dr. Neil Lall answered
11 years experience Radiology
Mammo is low risk: Treatment effects can vary significantly depending on what is done (type of surgery, radiation, chemo). Mammography should not have any significant e ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
?: I have never had an issue of trastuzumab (herceptin) coverage in appropriate patients. Individual co-pays are based on each patients insurance. There ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Breast Cancer Cure: If you had lumpectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy will have almost 80% cure rate. If you tumor was quite large you should have ne ... Read More
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