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Bilateral Mastectomy Dd Ac Taxol Radiation
I had stage 1 grade 2 invasive lobular cancer. Had a bilateral mastectomy. Taking Anastrazole, but no chemo or radiation. Is this smart?
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. ...Read more
Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation. The exposure can originate from various sources, including natural sources. Most frequently the term refers to ionizing radiation, and to a level of radiation that will serve a specific purpose, rather than radiation exposure to normal ...Read more
Sometimes an option : Women with smaller breast cancers that have not spread outside the breast can often be treated with mastectomy and no radiation or chemotherapy. Sometimes hormone treatments will help such women after surgery. If a tumor is larger (more that 5 cm), more aggressive (poorly differentiated, triple negative, or her2 positive), or in the skin, muscle or lymph nodes chemo and or XRT might be needed. ...Read more
When does chemo being after mastectomy? I am having a double mastectomy and I am wondering how long it usually take before chemo radiation begins?
Short break: Chemotherapy is generally given before radiation. This starts 4-6 weeks after surgery. In most cases, radiation is not required after mastectomy. Exceptions are for patients with large tumors (>5cm), skin or muscle involvement with tumor, or > 3 lymph nodes involved with cancer; patients with any of these will benefit from post-mastectomy radiation. This is given over 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local recurrences: After mastectomy there is some breast tissue left along back of skin & chest wall. Ctx is most effective at lowering chance of tumor recurring distantly from breast and lymph nodes by killing microscopic cells n the blood if they r there. Radiation after mrm further reduces the chance of tumor recurring n chest wall or nodes. >4ln's, tumor>5cm, or + margin are indications. Increases survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have a mastectomy and radiation therapy afterwards, rather than the other way around?
This can be normal: If a patient has mastectomy and the lesion was large or had many nodes involved this is followed by chemo then radiation. If the patient had a lumpectomy then radiation they would not need mastectomy. However if later on it recurs one can still have a mastectomy. This does not happen often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is my cancer recurrence rate if i had a double mastectomy 3 nodes positive, clear margins , 6 rounds of chemo and no radiation?
Small: Small but very real. Requires ongoing evaluation and monitoring. ...Read more
Radiation for stage 1b triple + BC, post mastectomy and 6 rounds of TCH. Micrometastasis 1.9 mm lymph node (1) with clear margins? Thoughts yes/no
Radiation: Honestly do not know. Need to follow up with your hematoonchologist. ...Read more
Stage 1b IDC, grade 3 with 1 lymph node 1.9 mm (micrometastasis) and had mastectomy. Age 32, would u recommend radiation?
Discuss: With your radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. Many people with micrometastases will benefit from radiaition. The also benefit from hormonal therapy if receptor positive. Good luck ...Read more
Why is it that some patients who are in stage 1 dcis have to have a partial mastectomy followed by radiation?
Stage 0 breast ca: DCIS is a stage 0 breast cancer. A lumpectomy is only comparable to a mastectomy when the lumpectomy is followed by radiation. Otherwise the risk of the cancer recurring in the same breast is higher. For some older patients (over 70) radiation may be optional after a lumpectomy. ...Read more
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