A 63-year-old female asked:
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i had stage 1 grade 2 invasive lobular cancer. had a bilateral mastectomy. taking anastrazole, but no chemo or radiation. is this smart?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Stage I Breast Ca: Suppose you had ER/PR-pos and Her2-neg BC. Stage I BC defined as tumor size 0,5cm or N1mi, consider oncotype for recurrence score (RS). If RS is high (>31), chemo may benefit.
Answered on Jun 21, 2015
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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang commented
35 years experience Internal Medicine
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The answer was cut off during transmission. Following mastectomy, the need for chemotherapy depends on the tumor size, grade and lymph node involvement. For tumor size >0.5 cm or N1mi, consider Oncotype for recurrence score (RS). If RS is high (>31), chemo may benefit.
Jun 12, 2015

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