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Should stage 1 breast cancer patients with no lymph node involvement generally receive chemo

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Sometimes: While the prognosis for stage 1 breast cancer is excellent, many women may benefit from traditional chemotherapy. This is dependent on the age of the... Read More
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 41 years experience
Depends: If the tumor is hormone positive and or her2 positive there is chemo hormone blockerstypically, radiation, lumpectomy followed by anti hormone meds.On... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: This depends on the tumor characteristics. Best to discuss this your friendly oncologist.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
It Depends: Typically it depends on the receptor status (estrogen/progesterone/her2) and the size of the tumor. Tumors greater than a centimeter are generally pr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
On the contrary: The decision to recommend chemotherapy is based on the stage of the cancer, the pt's age, as well as the molecular features, including the estrogen-, ... Read More
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
No: Most important factors are tumor size, age and overall health, estrogen receptor status and her-2-neu status. In general, most young healthy people ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
On the contrary: The decision to recommend chemotherapy is based on the stage of the cancer, the pt's age, as well as the molecular features, including the estrogen-, ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: yes you need it specially if your tumor is hormone positive. check with your doctor or your oncologist about best way to overcome this side effect.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Lymph nodes are one aspect of evaluation for stage and treatment of breast cancer. It depends on size of breast cancer itself, number of lymph nodes i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Missing Pieces: There are just too many other variables that have to be weighed-in before answering this question such as the tumor type, size, grade, ki-67, estrogen... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Appropriate: That is a young age to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, it was diagnosed and is ER+ which makes it easier to treat. The prescribed treatm... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
You should be Ok: You will have good prognosis provided you take adjuvant chemotherapy as advised by your oncologist.
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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
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