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How Bad Is Stage 2 Breast Cancer
It is curable.: All breast cancer is bad, but the prognosis changes with stages. So the lowest stage has the best prognosis and the highest stage, stage 4, has the worst prognosis. Technically there is a stage 0 which is something called dcis, which hasn't invaded out of the ducts. Stage 1 is better than stage 2 but stage 2 is definitely curable. You can never know you are cured for sure so follow up is necessary. ...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
I am a cancer patient and my doctor is out of town I am a breast cancer patient graded stage 2 carsanoma and had two breast tumors removed, a second for clear margins and five lymphnodes removed and were negative I have went through chemo, radiation, i go
Depends: This depends on the type of breast cancer you have. Treatment is now individualized to the type of cancer, lymph node involvement and hormone status of the cancer cells. A special test called a oncotype DX can help determine if chemotherapy is beneficial or not but the cells have to have hormone receptors. I recommend speaking with your oncologist. Don't be afraid to get a 2nd opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High: Published 5-yr survival rates are 81% for iia and 84% for iib breast ca. Keep in mind this includes mortality from other causes and reflects patients treated almost a decade ago. For more info...http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Options": The standard and recommended treatment in premenopausal patients would usually included chemotherapy and an anti-hormone regimen. Chemo is only used in about 15% of postmenopausal women, those who have hormone negative tumors. Radiation is used in breast sparing procedures, and is used to supplement mastectomy patients. If you are unsure, get a second oncological opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
Consult team: There are many questions that need to be answered: are there any health issues that make surgery and anesthesia a high risk? How big is tumor? Is the tumor er or pr positive? I recommend you fined a breast surgeon that works in a multidisciplanary team to help provide education and options. Breast care in individualized for each unique patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister is diagonosed with stage 2 breast cancer and went through mastectomy, what are the chances of survival?
Variable: Breast cancer is individually treated depending on each person's condition, cancer stage & cell type. Surgery (lumpectomy) often combined with the proper chemotherapy or hormone agents, and sometimes radiation therapy. It varies highly from one person to another, depending on the factors I have noted above. An oncologist can help direct you for your personal care. ...Read more
30 years old, diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, breast cancer hereditary in family, try my best to eat healthy, did my diet bring this about?
Absolutely not: Anybody who told you that your hereditary breast cancer was "caused by your eating wrong" is at best "misled". I'm sorry you have cancer. Nobody can stop "entertainment" / "junk" sites from making stuff up about diet and disease; most of what you read is lies. But the best scientific studies show little or no link between breast cancer and food choices. Trust you've had BRCA genetic testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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