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What is estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: One with receptors.

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

In brief: One with receptors.

These are tumors with estrogen receptors on them. This makes them susceptable to some chemotherapeutic agents, like tamoxifen.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Estrogen-SensitiveCA

Normal breast cells have estrogen receptors which are like locks that estrogen "keys" fit into.
Many breast cancer cells also have these estrogen receptors, which is good for 2 reasons: (1)these cancers tend to be less aggressive (since they resemble normal breast cells), and; (2)"anti-estrogens" such as tamoxifen can be very effective chemotherapeutic agents for these cancers.

In brief: Estrogen-SensitiveCA

Normal breast cells have estrogen receptors which are like locks that estrogen "keys" fit into.
Many breast cancer cells also have these estrogen receptors, which is good for 2 reasons: (1)these cancers tend to be less aggressive (since they resemble normal breast cells), and; (2)"anti-estrogens" such as tamoxifen can be very effective chemotherapeutic agents for these cancers.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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