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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Treatment: Does not alter biologic behavior. Mets are never good. Some argue to re-biopsy to recheck re-ceptors (er, pr her-2-neu): the cells that metastasize ma ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not sure: There are many breast cancer drugs available for metastatic disease. Several drugs have been recently approved for use. These include lapatinib, pertu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Cancer spread: In later stages of breast cancer, the disease is no longer confined to the breast. When breast cancer is found in bone, brain, lung and/or liver - it ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Distal Spread: Metastasis occurs when a cancer spreads outside of its organ of origin. Therefore metastatic breast cancer is when breast cancer has spread to involve ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Metatstatic: Metastatic means cancer cells spreading or moving to other sites. Breast cancer cells can spread via lymphatics to lymph nodes. Breast cancer cells ca ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Cancer has spread: Metastatic, or stage 4 breast cancer, means the cancer has spread into other places in the body. Breast cancer at this stage can be treated, sometime ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Many possibilities: Mri, pet scan, bone scan, x-rays, blood chemistry, etc.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
It's not: There are many treatments for metastatic breast cancer which can control it for years. Although it can be treated, it is rarely cured. That is becau ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Potentially many: This really depends on the extent and location of the cancer. Some patients with bone-only cancer can have no symptoms. Others may have general sympto ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
None effective: I do not know of any effective "natural" treatments for breast cancer. Letting nature take its course will lead to the death of the patient. Conven ... Read More
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