A 34-year-old member asked:
do all stage 1 breast cancer patients without lymph node involvement have to take chemo?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
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-, progesterone-, & her2/neu receptor status +/-oncotype-dx recurrence score. Stage i-, ln(-) pts may have no chemo-, hormonal rx, or chemotherapy recommended based on the above factors.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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