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Her2 Breast Cancer
What is the percentage of her2 breast cancer recurring if I stop taking femara which I have been on for 2 1?
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
What is the percentage of her2 breast cancer recurring after 3 years with 2 1/2 years on femara. I want to stop the femara due to the side effects.?
Hard to say: Hard to say without more details. You are lucky in a way to have a tumor that. Can be attacked with chemo, herceptin, and hormone blockade. Not all patients tolerate femara. There are other ai drugs and other options. Talk to your oncologist for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herceptin: The local treatment option (breast conservation versus mastectomy) are the same. The diff comes with systemic therapy. Her2+ cancers are more aggressive but this is counteracted by the biological (antibody) herceptin. This is generally given with chemo. Since this is the case, it may often given before surgery (neoadj) to gain additional prognostic info and shrink the primary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my mom has her2 breast cancer stage 1 grade 3 how good is her chance of living?
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 are the benefits we get from zometa and what are the side effect? I'm a her2 breast cancer stage 3 patient
Controversial: I personally think there is a benefit based on the trials. Specifically in post-menopausal women. Not only treating or preventing osteoporosis but also preventing breast cancer recurrence. But i think the final answer is still unknown. The side effects are few but one which is rare can be problematic, osteonecrosis of the jaw. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ER+PR+HER2+breast cancer,stage 2b- lymph vascular invasion-what r stats/odds it's spread to other parts of the body?
Staging workup: If you know, you are a stage 2b, then I assume you have had surgery. If you were a stage 4, which is spread to other parts of the body, that would be known and dictate your treatment. A CT or PET scan can determine if there is spread to other areas of the body. Speak to your oncology team about your concerns so they can provide you with additional info. Good luck!! ...Read more
Im a her2 breast cancer patient stage 3 . Due to financial constraint I finished 12 sessions of herceptin instead of 17 , is there any medicine I could take as a replacement of the herceptin ? I'm from the philippines and herceptin is very expensive.
Unlikely: There is not a less expensive substitute. The manufacturer might have some support programs, but I am not sure if it is available in your case. You still have gotten benefit from your treatment. Check with your oncologist to see if a support through genentech is available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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