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Grade 3 Breast Cancer
My girlfriend has just been diagnosed with grade 3 breast cancer if she goes into remission what are the chances it comes back?
Stage 3 or grade 3?: Grade reflects the appearance in microscope view and can be associated w/ any stage. Stage 3 cancers are further divided in 3a & 3b with wide range of survival/recurrence. Stage is the predictor you want to know. Please check w/ your doctor for specific term. ...Read more
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
My girlfriend has just been diagnosed with grade 3 breast cancer if she goes into remission what do we do?
Continued followup. : If you really mean grade 3 breast cancer that is usually referring to pathologic type, but has much less significance than stage 3 breast cancer, which is a more advanced breast cancer, usually with significant size and invasion and/or spread to lymph nodes. In any case, if she goes into remission by being treated she needs continued followup for which this depends on the stage and treatment. ...Read more
I had grade 3 invasive breast cancer and now I'm in palliative care as I have 8 lesions in my brain and my lungs are full. Radiation etc but how long?
Palliative Care: The duration of your palliative radiation is really dependent upon your continued favorable response to treatment and also your desire to continue treatment. This should be an on going conversation between you, your loved ones (if they are involved), and your doctor/palliative care team. ...Read more
32 YO, triple positive, grade 3, stage 1B breast cancer. TCH chemotherphy, had dbl mastectomy. What is survival rate?
Need Clarification!: Are you sure your breast cancer was triple positive(or was it triple Negative)??? TCH is commonly used chemotherapy for triple negative, so please double check and let us know. Then we can give you survival figures. In general, small tumors(Stage 1 and stage 2) have very good survival rate and high cure rates. ...Read more
I had very low numbers in a grade 3, stage 3 er+ breast cancer (no lymph involvement), what are the chances of metastasis elsewhere?
Not sure what..: ...You mean by "low numbers". If you truly had a stage 3, node negative cancer, it would be a t4n0m0 (stage iiib). Being er+ is good but a grade 3, stage 3 still has a fair risk of relapse. You need an aggressive approach with chemo, surgery, radiation, and endocrine therapy. My advise: do your best to complete therapy and do not focus too much in numbers or odds. Best 2u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the normal timescale
in finding a breast cancer and being operated on? In relation to 5mm of intraductal carcinoma grade 3?
Varies: This can depend on your overall health, your surgical risks, timing of getting a surgeon consultation. Availability of the operating room, scheduling with radiology to localize such a small lesion of 5 mm. Etc. This may take 1-3 weeks to schedule depending on these and other potential factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my mom has her2 breast cancer stage 1 grade 3 how good is her chance of living?
Hopefully forever: In the us, the studies of Herceptin looked at a full year of treatment for patients with curable breast cancer. Herceptin is given every three weeks for 17 doses. But why a year? It was chosen at random. In finland, a similar study gave only 9 weeks of herceptin... And patients did just as well! so, after a year (or less) you are considered cured. You don't need more! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my mom has a grade 3 stage 2 her 2 breast cancer how deadly is this what is the chances of survival?
Many cured, not all: Stage 2 breast cancer is cancer which has spread to the lymph nodes of the armpit. After surgery, most patients benefit from adjuvant therapy. That is treatment given to prevent recurrence. Depending on details of case that may be hormonal therapy or chemotherapy. HER2 positive patients also benefit from Herceptin (trastuzumab) to prevent recurrence. Many, but alas not all, patients are cured. ...Read more
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