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What is estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

What is estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

One with receptors.: These are tumors with estrogen receptors on them. This makes them susceptable to some chemotherapeutic agents, like tamoxifen. ...Read more

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Receptor (Definition)

An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more


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Are brca hormone receptors?

Are brca hormone receptors?

No: Brca genes are important in repairing damaged dna. Mutations in these genes allow defective dna to replicate and turn the cells with defective dna into turmors. ...Read more

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Estrogen receptor ER positive breast cancer adjuvant Taxol (paclitaxel) benefits?

Estrogen receptor ER positive breast cancer adjuvant Taxol (paclitaxel) benefits?

Get Oncotype: In order to answer this question, more details are needed (size of tumor, lymph node involvement, etc). A test that will help to decide if you need chemotherapy or not is the oncotype dx. I highly recommend you speak with your oncologist and even consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Which test showsa woman's estrogen levels?

Which test showsa woman's estrogen levels?

Estrogen levels: A simple blood test will give you the levels but you must be aware that the levels are not constant during a menstrual cycle. You doctor will explain this and also might suggest that you take your temperature every so often during a month. ...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 (anastrozole) or Letrozole after chemo. All triple negative is not the same. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy hormone receptor positive node breast cancer?

Chemotherapy hormone receptor positive node breast cancer?

D/W oncologist: Treatment will depend not only the stage but also the biology of the cancer- whether it is estrogen positive, her2neu positive, whether it is lymph node positive or not. Also depends on your preference and overall health condition. Different test like oncotype dx, mammaprint can give you more info-re- recurrence risk of cancer and will be helpful in choosing the right therapy for you.D/w your md. ...Read more

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Does hCG activator pills have estrogen?

Sorry: But there are no HCG activator pills that activate anything, except the transfer of money out of your wallet. Besides, who knows what's in the pills or what harm they could do to you. Why do you think you need your HCG "activated" in the first place. Even if they worked, they wouldn't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is there a benefit to chemotherapy in hormone receptor positive, node positive postmenopausal breast cancer?

Is there a benefit to chemotherapy in hormone receptor positive, node positive postmenopausal breast cancer?

Often: There is increasing data based on the oncotype DX test in women with 1-3 positive notes that shows that some women will not get much benefit from chemo and some will get a great deal. It can be useful in cases where a woman is reluctant to take chemo. This is done on tissue that has been already removed. Most oncologists believe that women who have multiple positive nodes should get chemotherapy. ...Read more

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FSH=4.5, LH=5.3, Progesteron=1.5, Testosterone=0.5, SHB Glob=46, Test/SHBG ratio=1.1, Prolactin=110, 17 bet OST=145. Test taken after menses, Normal?

FSH=4.5, LH=5.3, Progesteron=1.5, Testosterone=0.5, SHB Glob=46, Test/SHBG ratio=1.1, Prolactin=110, 17 bet OST=145. Test taken after menses, Normal?

Need units: on your prolactin level. The usual units are ng/mL, if yours is 110 ng/mL it is very significantly elevated. Please check those units! ...Read more

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What is meant by having estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

What is meant by having estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

Feeds the cancer: Most breast cancers are estrogen receptor positive. The cancer cells have receptors that fit the estrogen molecule that a body produces. Think: a lock and key - when estrogen binds to the receptor the tumor cell is stimulated to grow and divide. Er+ tumors can be blocked by tamoxifen and Arimidex (anastrozole) (and others) that interfere with this pathway. ...Read more

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On Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg. Ovulated cd18. Cd 21 progesterone 33.8 ng/ml. Pregnant?

On Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg. Ovulated cd18. Cd 21 progesterone 33.8 ng/ml. Pregnant?

Too early: To tell. Progesterone on day 21 doesn't tell you 'yes or no, ' it simply confirms that you ovulated sometime before. ...Read more

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Is progesterone levels what make an ovulation test positive?

Is progesterone levels what make an ovulation test positive?

No: Lh levels. Actually your Progesterone level rises much later. The lh goes up right before ovulation and then tells you in advance when ovulation will occur. By the time Progesterone rises ovulation occurred at least several days earlier. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take progesterone? history of receptor neg breast ca.

Is it safe for me to take progesterone? history of receptor neg breast ca.

Safe,but pointless: But the long answer is that at age 56, there is no reason to take progesterone. The biological function of Progesterone is to stabilize the uterine lining so that its disappearance (from the functioning ovary each cycle) can precipitate menses. Do not take it. There is no biological basis for any benefit; the hormone has been the subject of much unsupported hype. ...Read more

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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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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

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 progesterone levels what make an ovulation test positive?

No: Lh levels. Actually your Progesterone level rises much later. The lh goes up right before ovulation and then tells you in advance when ovulation will occur. By the time Progesterone rises ovulation occurred at least several days earlier. ...Read more

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My LH surge (past 2 months) does not go down after it shows around day 16. My progesterone level on day 23 is positive(20). Why is this happening?

Why test?: I am not sure why you are continuing to test your lh surge? I assuming you are referring to ovulation kits. Once it is positive you stop testing. There is no benefit to continue to check it and they can get expensive. A Progesterone above 10 in the midluteal phase is a great number indicating that you are ovulating just fine. ...Read more

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How soon after ovulation blood progesterone test can came positive?

How soon after ovulation blood progesterone test can came  positive?

7 days : When you test a Progesterone level after ovualtion timing is important. You want to draw the blood 7 days after ovulation when the Progesterone is at its peak. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about estrogen and progesterone positive, her 2 positive - chance of being brca?

Can you tell me about estrogen and progesterone positive, her 2 positive - chance of being brca?

Breast cancer: HER2 positive means a protein in breast cancer cells promote cancer in breast and non breast tissues. you could inherit the bad cancer gene. this is an aggressive breast cancer. the standard chemo are not effective. new drugs are effective. estrogen & Progesterone are female hormones, but estrogen is more involved. chances are strong for HER2+ females to get cancer. ...Read more

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What are the negatives & positives of taking progesterone for pregnancy? I've had 3 miscarriages. Dr. Would like us to try this when i get next + test

Yes: In this situation, it would be typical to recommend Progesterone for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy as long as evaluation didn't show a different treatable cause for the miscarriages. Imaging of the uterus, chromosome blood studies of both partners and a variety of other blood work is usually performed first before recommending progesterone. Hopefully appropriate testing was completed. ...Read more

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I had a positive test after ivf- levels 364. Using cyclogest, (progesterone) once at night and once in the morning. Only when I wake up do I have dis / bleed. Worry!

I had a positive test after ivf- levels 364. Using cyclogest, (progesterone) once at night and once in the morning. Only when I wake up do I have dis / bleed. Worry!

Repeat serum HCG: A repeat serum HCG will help to determine , if there is need to worry. Serum HCG roughly double every 48 hours in a health pregnancy. As long as this is the case, chances are good the pregnancy is progressing normally. ...Read more

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6dp FET two different tests one day after another faint positives could I be pregnant (Only estrogen patches and 2 forms of progesterone no triggers)?

Anything is possible: but if you are on BCP-or patches then it is less likely. How ever cerntain medications can cause a false pos urine test. HCG injections for weight loss. anti-anxiety meds and tranquuilizers,anticonvulsant meds,some diuretic,phenergan(promethazine),methadone ...Read more

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Day 3 IVF transfer, it is now day 12 & I have no bleeding or spotting. I took a hpt which read positive. Can progesterone give a hot a positive read?

Day 3 IVF transfer, it is now day 12 & I have no bleeding or spotting. I took a hpt which read positive. Can progesterone give a hot a positive read?

No ...: Progesterone does not affect a urine or blood pregnancy test. There is a small chance of the HCG trigger shot before your retrieval still giving you a positive, but it's more likely that you're really pregnant. As you're 9 days post transfer talk to your clinic to arrange a blood pregnancy test. Best wishes! ...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?

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

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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more