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Is stage 3c breast cancer curable?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: ...In theory, with aggressive multi modality therapy (surgery plus chemo plus radiation +/- hormones +/- herceptin). The risk of relapse is high but you do all you can and hope for the best. If this is about you, fight well and best wishes.
Answered on Apr 7, 2020

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