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I have finished treatment for stages 3 breast cancer. How often should I be tested to ensure the cancer hasn't returned?
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 am 71. At age 62 I had her2 positive and ER positive breast cancer with 6 positive nodes out of 16, . What are the odds of return of breast cancer?
Good odds: You are in pretty good territory 9 years after the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. You should have been on antiestrogen therapy for a minimum of 5 years, and probably for a full 10 years. Although breast cancer is known to occur more than 20 years after it is first diagnosed, this is unusual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29 yo. Pat. grandmother 1st diagnosis w/breast cancer@24, to return x3, taking her life@68yo. I've painful non-mobile lump, L brst. Odds of fam history repeating?
You should see: your doctor now for evaluation of breast lump , odds are good in your favor due to your age ( 29 ) only one member involved may not be genetic ,. Fibrocystic disease is painful , non mobile . Your doctor will do required tests and take your worry off your mind. Good Luck ...Read more
When given 3 to 6 months prognosis, because of metastic breast cancer that has returned 3 times now to brain, what will the body/disease do as result?
It depends: The degree of control of the brain tumor is important. Although it has returned, the question is whether all avenues such as surgery, gamma knife or both have been used to control the brain tumors. With respect to the rest of the body, imaging/staging studies should be done to see how extensive the breast cancer is. That is, has it gone to the liver or lung or bone?That would make a big difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risks of breast cancer returning within a year of original treatment if taking tamoxifen?
Stage 4 her2+ breast cancer with mets to omentum. Just finished 6 rounds of herceptin/pertuzimab. NED. Now progression in omentum returning. Any hope?
Consider omentectomy: Consult your oncologist. They might want to remove the omentum (debulking) the another round of chemo ...Read more
What are statistical odds for cancer returning in a 63 yr old woman 20 yrs after treatment for stage 1 breast cancer (lumpectomy, chemo, & radiation)?
Low, but not zero.: First of all, congratulations on being a 20-yr survivor! it is impossible to give you a number or even a range without knowing more specifics about your cancer, however, the fact that it hasn't returned in 20 years certainly puts you in favorable statistical category. I suggest that you meet with your medical oncologist to discuss this, as well as any measures you can take to prevent a recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it is possible: Male breast cancer is rare in contrast to female breast cancer. In the United States, approximately 2140 new cases of mbc are diagnosed annually, and 450 deaths occur.The median age of onset of male breast cancer is 65 to 67, approximately 5 to 10 years older than in women. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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