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Is it better to be her 2 positive or negative for breast cancer?

Is it better to be her 2 positive or negative for breast cancer?

Cannot control: I think it's best to play with the cards that you are dealt: if one is her2(-), this usually reflects a less aggressive cancer (although this is only one piece of the puzzle); if one is her2(+), there is a very effective chemotherapeutic agent that can only be used in this setting, herceptin (trastuzumab). Either way, we have many very effective options for breast cancer rx and the odds are in our favor. ...Read more

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Her 2 (Definition)

Her 2 is an acronym for human epidermal growth factor receptor. This protein may be present on the surface of about 1 out of 5 breast cancer cells as a result of a unique gene mutation. When present, we call this her2-positive breast ca & indicates that it may be more aggressive and less responsive to hormone therapy. However there are special chemotherapy agents that may be ...Read more


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My wife is 9 days late, and on day 44 of her cycle. Negative hpt two days ago. Odds of being pregnant?

My wife is 9 days late, and on day 44 of her cycle. Negative hpt two days ago. Odds of being pregnant?

Likely: Unless your wife has a history of irregular menses she is probably pregnant. You could repeat the pregnancy test two or three more times to increase its sensitivity but the best thing to do is to see a physician for a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My girlfriend and i had sex nov.3 and she missed her period nov.23. Two negative pt's done week apart, her last period was october 23-30.?

My girlfriend and i had sex nov.3 and she missed her period nov.23. Two negative pt's done week apart, her last period was october 23-30.?

Symptoms?: Is your girlfriend having any morning sickness, feeling bloating, swollen? If not, i suggest repeating the urine test or having a blood pregnancy test maybe in a few days to make sure. Sometimes it takes a couple of weeks for the hormone levels in the blood to rise and you want to make sure since she' not had a period yet. ...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, (trastuzumab) a powerful drug that greatly improves survival. ...Read more

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Why would you have two negative tests for leukemia and then a positive test later?

Why would you have two negative tests for leukemia and then a positive test  later?

Unclear question: I presume the person had leukemia, was treated for it, and tests were negative twice and the third time became positive. If this is the situation, then the third positive test would suggest recurrence of the leukemia. It would be best to take up the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had two negative trichomonas cultures , is it possible to still have trichomonas ?

I had two negative trichomonas cultures , is it possible to still have trichomonas ?

Unlikely: Most tests are generally not wrong twice in a row. If you are still having symptoms, the cause could be something else, like a yeast infection or another type of infection. Talk to the doctor that did your tests and see what they suggest. ...Read more

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I am 12 days late which never and done one test with faint blue line and two more negative what do u think?

I am 12 days late which never and done one test with faint blue line and two more negative what do u think?

Pregnancy unlikely: But, one can retest after 1 more week. Generally, pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period if a woman is having sex. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… ...Read more

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Ive been testing ovual pos for two weeks dark lines both but in afternoon neg could i be prego or something wrong ?

Ive been testing ovual pos for two weeks dark lines both but in afternoon neg could i be prego or something wrong ?

Perform another test: You may have an oudated pregnancy kit or not following the directions correctly. I suggest you buy a new kit or another brand and if the same result occurs call your physician for a more detailed pregnancy test - a blood draw call quantitative beta HCG ...Read more

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15 days late. Two weeks ago i had brownish discharge but went away the next day. I took a test and came up negative?

15 days late. Two weeks ago i had brownish discharge but went away the next day. I took a test and came up negative?

Anovulation/pregnant: Although the chance is low, you could still be pregnant so you should get another pregnant test in a couple of days. If you missed your menstrual cycle, and aren't pregnant, you may have pcos, a thyroid disorder, or another cause for anovulation. If you gained or lost weight over a short period of time, it may also cause your cycle to be irregular. At your age this occurs more frequently. ...Read more