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2-positive breast cancer stage 1 level 3 how much longer to live what to expect 70 years old?

2-positive breast cancer stage 1 level 3 how much longer to live what to expect 70 years old?

HER 2?: I believe you are saying a Stage 1, Her2+ tumor at 70 years old (please correct). This is a very favorable tumor with good treatments (Herceptin). The 5 year survival rates are over 95%. Provided this person is otherwise healthy, she should do very well. I recommend speaking with your oncology team and getting addition and specific information related to this case.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Her2-positive breast cancer stage 1 level 3 and 70 yrs old - how much longer can somebody expect to live?

Her2-positive breast cancer stage 1 level 3 and 70 yrs old - how much longer can somebody expect to live?

A full lifetime: Stage 1 cancer is curable with appropriate treatment. With surgery to remove the tumor, and appropriate chemotherapy including herceptin, (trastuzumab) the chance of cure is very high. In someone age 70, the doses of chemo drugs might need to be reduced, but Herceptin (trastuzumab) is not chemo. Older people do well on it! it is very unlikely she will die from breast cancer if she gets good treatment now.

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Is there any test that can be done to know whether the chemotherapy drugs for breast cancer stage 1 are working properly?

Is there any test that can be done to know whether the chemotherapy drugs for breast cancer stage 1 are working properly?

Not really: Remember that chemo given after surgery is meant to treat potentially existing microscopic deposits of cells and thus improve the odds of surviving cancer, not to treat cancer that we can see and measure. For that reason, only time will tell if it was successful. From now on, it is time for surveillance. Be alert but don't live in fear. Best to you.

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My mom has her2 breast cancer stage 1 grade 3. What are the odds she'll live?

My mom has her2 breast cancer stage 1 grade 3. What are the odds she'll live?

Excellent!: Stage 1 is the earliest stage of breast cancer. The chance she'll be alive in 5 years is more than 95% as long as she has treatment. Patients with HER2 positive breast cancer should receive a year of Herceptin (trastuzumab) as part of chemotherapy. Stage 1 breast cancer, even if it is grade 3 and HER2 positive, is curable. Don't worry, I'm happy to tell you she has a great prognosis!

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What do you suggest if my mom has her2 breast cancer stage 1 grade 3 how good is her chance of living?

What do you suggest if my mom has her2 breast cancer stage 1 grade 3 how good is her chance of living?

Good prognosis: All stage I breast cancers have a good prognosis when curative treatment is given. Her2+ status influences the choice of chemotherapy which would include a drug called Herceptin (trastuzumab) that basically acts to 'block' Her2 receptors on the tumor.

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What is the survival rate for her-2 breast cancer stage 1 to 2 grade 3 for a 70 yr old?

What is the survival rate for her-2 breast cancer stage 1 to 2 grade 3 for a 70 yr old?

Good: If tumor greater than 0.5 cm, then i would recommend adjuvant herceptin (trastuzumab). If she does not have a lot of medical problems, one would also consider adding chemotherapy as well. If er +, then would also recommend an aromatase inhibitor. With a her2 positive tumor, there is a target to block. That improves the outcome. Hope this helps.

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Do i need a pet scan after surviving breast cancer? I had breast cancer (stage 1) and treatment was successful. I just had a mammogram and there was no cancer. Treatments were chemotherapy and radiation.

Do i need a pet scan after surviving breast cancer? I had breast cancer (stage 1) and treatment was successful.  I just had a mammogram and there was no cancer.  Treatments were chemotherapy and radiation.

You and your oncolog: You and your oncologist need to discuss this. Given the low stage, and assuming successful completion of treatment, pet/ct might not be indicated at this time. It does depend on the specifics of your case. Pet/ct is useful in evaluating for distal metastatic disease. It does not replace mammography, ultrasound or breast MRI for local recurrence surveillance

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Im a breast cancer positive, stage 1 with her2 positive, is completly necesary the chemotherapy in my case?

Im a breast cancer positive, stage 1 with her2 positive, is completly necesary the chemotherapy in my case?

Breast CA: It really depends on your risk factors and tumor characteristics. You should have a through consultation with a medical oncologist to determine the best course.

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Breast cancer stage 1b with 1/3 lymph node micrometastasis at 1.9. Left breast, pt 32y. Radiation therapy controversial. Need opinions?

Breast cancer stage 1b with 1/3 lymph node micrometastasis at 1.9.  Left breast, pt 32y.  Radiation therapy controversial.  Need opinions?

Surgery?: would need radiation if surgical treatment was lumpectomy. Patient is young and need further evaluation with detailed family history. Estrogen and HER2neu receptor status, ki 67 would help to make better treatment decision.

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I was diagnosed on stage 1 breast cancer, what to do?

I was diagnosed on stage 1 breast cancer, what to do?

Get an oncologist,: ...Preferably in the setting of a multidisciplinary team. Stage i is usually very curable but you need treatment that may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or hormone therapy. It depends on the circumstances. God bless, fight well and don't give up.

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How would i be able to tell it's stage 1 breast cancer?

How would i be able to tell it's stage 1 breast cancer?

Breast cancer stage: Is determined by size, lymph node status, and presence of distant metastases. So you would know only after examination by your doctor to determine clinical stage, and only after surgery to determine pathologic stage.

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Can it be that a person be cured from stage 1 triple negative breast cancer?

Can it be that a person be cured from stage 1 triple negative breast cancer?

Yes: Many questions if you are 45 years old and triple negative where you tested for brca gene? Did you do chemotherapy? After that healthy choices are very important. Exercise 30 minutes five days a week. Take vitamin d supplements, limit stress, eat lots if fruits and vegetables will all help in decreasing risk of recurrence.

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How long can someone live that's been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer on average (beyond 5 years)?

How long can someone live that's been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer on average (beyond 5 years)?

Breast cancer: That is a difficult question. It is certainly possible. With treatment the 5 year survival rate for Stage I cancer is very high. Without treatment it would depend on the type of cancer, how aggressive it is, age and health of the patient among other things. I have seen advanced stage patient live a lot longer than expected and early stage patients die earlier. I would advise treatment.

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Could there be a cure for stage 1 breast cancer?

Could there be a cure for stage 1 breast cancer?

Yes: Stage i breast cancer is usually treated with mastectomy surgery with immediate reconstruction or lumpectomy and radiation.

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Anyone have stage 1 breast cancer with her2/neu positive er/pr negative?

Anyone have stage 1 breast cancer with her2/neu positive er/pr negative?

Yes: Breast cancers can be highly variable from one person to the next. Cell types and dna evaluations can be performed now that can help direct the best treatments for each person. Her-2 breast cancers may be best treated with specialized chemotherapy agent heceptin.

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Are there any other treatments for stage 1 breast cancer other than chemo?

Are there any other treatments for stage 1 breast cancer other than chemo?

Surgery+/-RT+/-Chemo: Stage i breast ca reflects a small (<2cm) cancer w/minimal or no lymph node involvement. While prognosis is excellent, some women would still benefit from chemotherapy, primarily related to age and tumor receptor status. This can include a pill, IV chemo, or a combination. Regardless of stage, local rx includes surgery+/-radiation therapy.

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What to do if I have intented a formula that can cure first stage of breast cancer, how can I share it to the world?

What to do if I have intented a formula that can cure first stage of breast cancer, how can I share it to the world?

Trial and publish: you will need to open a clinical trial to make sure that it is not just a pure luck/chance and no bias and it is something that is reliable . clinical trial has to be run in certain ways to ensure quality control of the result. then following a clinical trial, then you can publish the result.

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Does stage 1 breast cancer need an immediate chemotherapy after total mastectomy?

Well. The treatment : Plan depends on a number of factors that would need to be discussed with the breast surgeon, radiation oncologist etc. Was a total mastectomy recommended for a stage 1 breast cancer?

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Advice please? My 70 year old mom just got diagnosed with stage 1 level 3 breast cancer?

Depends: It depends on the size, lymph node status, estrogen and Progesterone status and her 2 status. Also if she as any comorbidities. A lot of variables. Hope this helps.

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I had a stage 1 mic breast cancer, clear nodes, estpr positive, 5 years ago, would it have been necessary to remove 13 lymph nodes?

I had a stage 1 mic breast cancer, clear nodes, estpr positive, 5 years ago, would it have been necessary to remove 13 lymph nodes?

Times change: It is now standard to do a sentinel node biopsy first and if a pathologist finds it is negative not to go after other nodes. However it was less clear 5 years ago that this was safe, and so many surgeons at that time did full axillary node dissections when removing a breast cancer. One can't say now that that was "wrong" as it was within the standards of care then.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more