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Breast Cancer Came Chemotherapy Improved
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
I have breast cancer spread only to lymph nodes after surgery chemotherapy and radiation ,can came back and spread to bone or other organs?
Hopefully not: It depends on the stage and type of Breast Cancer. What kind of surgery- Mastectomy or Lumpectomy?Are post menopausal? Was it ER/PR positive? HER 2 positive? This is the best case scenerio. Your Oncologist will be able to give you the proper information. Keep Positive attitude, Love your life, Exercise regularly when you can, Eat more greens- Lots of Vegetables which has Antioxidents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Chemo treats the whole body to kill cancer cells that may have escaped from the breast tumor. Sometimes chemo is used to shrink the breast tumor before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy). Breast cancers that respond best to chemotherapy are those with a high ki-67 (proliferation rate), er negative, and/or her2 positive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many diff regimens: There are many different regimens utilizing multiple drugs and ranging 3-6 months. Common drugs are anthracyclines, taxanes, and Cytoxan in various combinations - acx4, tcx4(or 6), tac x 6, acx4 ->tx4, dose dense ac->t, weekly taxol. Other options/drugs can also be considered in the metastatic setting. A patient should seek a medical oncologist experience in breast to rec the best regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: As with most other cancers, it depends on many factors but it would be safe to say that in certain situations, chemo is an integral part of the treatment for breast cancer. You need to talk to an oncogist about it. The goals of therapy should justify the potential toxicity. Best regards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very!: TAC stands for Taxotere, Adriamycin, and Cyclophosphamide. It is one of the strongest regimens for treating breast cancer, and some would say too strong. Depending on the type of breast cancer you have, or the stage, you might be able to receive a gentler regimen. If you want to know more, get a second opinion. ...Read more
It depends: There are several chemotherapy options for stage 2a breast cancer. Characteristics of the patient and the cancer are required to make a decision on the type of chemotherapy (and whether chemotherapy is even necessary). Chemotherapy would be anywhere from about 8 weeks to a year (herceptin-or trastuzumab treatment, if recommended, requires a year of treatment). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on the type of breast cancer. If positive for estrogen and/or Progesterone receptors ("er" and "pr") there are other options, though in some cases it may not be as good as taking these meds in conjunction with chemo. If stage 4 breast cancer, there are many clinical trials. Again, it depends on the cancer stage, and the markers er/pr, and her2 from the cancer specimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you opt out for chemotherapy for breast cancer what is the process you go through?
Not sure if 'opt: Out' means 'refuse' or 'decide to stop'. Either is a serious decision that requires discussion with 1 or more medical oncologists. The 'oncotype' process defines benefit and risk of chemo in some. However, depending on many factors (size, nodal status, receptors), the consequences vary. Perfect for second or third opinion. ...Read more
Very effective: Chemo initially started with combinations like CMF and then changed to combinations of antibody plus chemo such as taxol plus Herceptin. These drugs alone and in combination best used as a neoadjuvant prior to surgical resection or when at high risk in the adjuvant setting to prevent recurrence. Once metastasis happens, there can be chemo control but cure is rare. ...Read more
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