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How do you treat estrogen-, progesterone-, and her2/neu receptors. "triple negative" dcis? Is a mastectomy all you need? Do you need chemo?

How do you treat estrogen-, progesterone-, and her2/neu receptors. "triple negative" dcis?  Is a mastectomy all you need?  Do you need chemo?

Depends: On the pathology and the clinical presentations. You need to discuss this with the oncologist who will be managing your condition. These questions cannot be answered intelligently without seeing and evaluating you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Intraductal Carcinoma (Definition)

Intraductal carcinoma is a noninvasive condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other ...Read more


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Can you have estrogen-, progesterone-, and her2/neu receptors. "triple negative" with dcis? My mom had dcis with no chemo. Can you be triple negative

Yes: Receptor identification may be helpful in selection of therpeutic options. This may actually be a precancerous lesion which bears close watching. Hope she does well. ...Read more

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Is it better to be her 2 positive or her2 negative?

Is it better to be her 2 positive or her2 negative?

Her2 positive: Breast cancer is broken into 4 types - each involves the presence or absence of estrogen, progesterone, and her 2 receptors: luminal a (er/pr positive, her 2 negative), luminal b (er/pr positive, her 2 positive), her 2 (er/pr negative, her 2 positive), triple-negative (er/pr negative, her 2 negative). Patients who are her 2 positive herceptin, a powerful drug that greatly improves survival. ...Read more

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Is triple negative for ER , pr, and her2 easier to treat than ER and pr negative and her2 positive?

Is triple negative for ER , pr, and her2 easier to treat than ER and pr negative  and her2 positive?

I'm assuming..: ...You are talking about breast cancer, no? The phrase "easier to treat" is very confusing. Treatment and prognosis can be different between a triple negative cancer and an er/pr negative/her2 positive cancer but it depends greatly on the stage of the cancer and other factors. If this is about you, please talk to your oncologist. He/she knows your situation better than any doc at health tap. ...Read more

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What do these results mean? Stage3a weak positive er,weak positive pr, negative her2?

What do these results mean? Stage3a weak positive er,weak positive pr, negative her2?

Breast Ca: I am assuming you or someone you know was diagnosed with a breast cancer recently. Stage 3A mean that there is more involvement of the lymph nodes than earlier stages or a large primary breast tumor with only a few nodes). The ER and PR status is important so that hormonal treatment can be given. HER2 negative means that no antibody to that protein is needed (Herceptin). Discuss this with her MD. ...Read more

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Hi, my mum was diagnosed with DCIS with focal microinvation. ER/PR - , Her-2 +3 ,Ki67 positive in about 15% of the DCIS. (Tum siz=2cm) is this danger?

Hi, my mum was diagnosed with DCIS with focal microinvation. ER/PR - , Her-2 +3 ,Ki67 positive in about 15% of the DCIS. (Tum siz=2cm) is this danger?

Dcis of breasts: This requires full input from a breast cancer team which includes general surgeon oncologist radiologist plastic surgeon and facilitators.The amount of info is large and decision are individualize so age genetics And health Help find the answer ...Read more

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IDC BC-HER2,PR,ER&LN positive,local skin met-LVI found AFTER CHEMO completed. TAC,lump,rads&herceptin. Recur risk?Prognosis?Avg time 2 reoccur? Dx@39

IDC BC-HER2,PR,ER&LN positive,local skin met-LVI found AFTER CHEMO completed.
TAC,lump,rads&herceptin. 
Recur risk?Prognosis?Avg time 2 reoccur? Dx@39

Speak to oncologist: This is best answered by your oncology team. If you are not being treated at a designated breast center, then I highly recommend you find one. Recurrence and prognosis are individualized and only your doctors can give you the proper information. Good luck ...Read more

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Can I drink Protein Shake during chemotherapy, Her2 positive, stage 1?

Can I drink Protein Shake during chemotherapy, Her2 positive, stage 1?

Yes: During chemotherapy you need to maintain a good level of nutrition intake however you can get it. Protein shakes are a very good choice, Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Prognosis for 27mm n+ g2 idc left breast. Er positive her2 negative. Lrft mx+anc35mm residual tumour n6\22. Could you please explain .

Prognosis for 27mm n+ g2 idc left breast.  Er positive her2 negative.  Lrft mx+anc35mm residual tumour n6\22. Could you please explain .

Need info: Hello. This is difficult to completely answer without more information., especially the margin status. Having an er positive tumor is favorable. Having positive lymph nodes will most likely include chemotherapy. I highly recommend you have your doctors and nurse navigator explain you report in plain terms. It is your right to understand and their responsibility to be sure you understand. ...Read more

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If report reads: estrogen reactor weakly positive, progesterone negative, her2 negative &invasive ductal carcinoma. Is this a triple negative cancer?

If report reads: estrogen reactor weakly positive, progesterone negative, her2 negative &invasive ductal carcinoma. Is this a triple negative cancer?

Even a weak ER+: Makes this better prognosis, and depending on other factors (oncotype, size, nodes) invite the use of tamoxifen or Arimidex or Letrozole after chemo. All triple negative is not the same. Best wishes. ...Read more

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