I'm a breast cancer positive, stage 1 with her2 positive, is completly necesary the chemotherapy in my case?

Breast CA. It really depends on your risk factors and tumor characteristics. You should have a through consultation with a medical oncologist to determine the best course.

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Dear doctor. Can I use kelp supplement of GNC trademark during chemotherapy for breast cancer ER+ /PR+ -HER2-, and is it safe to take wheat germ oil?

Should be safe but: Nutritional support has been shown to both reduce the toxicity and improve effectiveness of chemotherapy. This should be safe but since I don't know which meds you will be given check this chart to be sure: http://tinyurl.com/lnmoojl Also see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17283738 and http://tinyurl.com/l9pdmjd A healthy diet is important too. See http://tinyurl.com/ov7zsq3 Good luck! Read more...

Anyone have stage 1 breast cancer with her2/neu positive er/pr negative?

Not Uncommon. In general, women w/stage i breast cancer have an excellent prognosis; however, this particular "mix" of receptors can be more aggressive. If the tumor is <0.6cm (t1a), no additional rx is recommended. If the tumor is >1cm (t1c), adjuvant chemo w/herceptin is recommended. For t1b tumors (0.6-1cm), chemotherapy should be considered, weighing in other factors such as pt age and health. Read more...
Yes. Breast cancers can be highly variable from one person to the next. Cell types and dna evaluations can be performed now that can help direct the best treatments for each person. Her-2 breast cancers may be best treated with specialized chemotherapy agent heceptin. Read more...

Her2-positive breast cancer stage 1 level 3 and 70 yrs old - how much longer can somebody expect to live?

A full lifetime. Stage 1 cancer is curable with appropriate treatment. With surgery to remove the tumor, and appropriate chemotherapy including herceptin, (trastuzumab) the chance of cure is very high. In someone age 70, the doses of chemo drugs might need to be reduced, but Herceptin (trastuzumab) is not chemo. Older people do well on it! it is very unlikely she will die from breast cancer if she gets good treatment now. Read more...

Is there any test that can be done to know whether the chemotherapy drugs for breast cancer stage 1 are working properly?

No. Your doctor will follow your progress clinically, but there is no "test" per se. However it is a little unusual to need chemotherapy for stage 1 breast cancer, so i presume you are using one of the herceptin-type antibody agents targeted at a specific type of cancer. The doctor will use examination and xrays - mammogram, ct usually - to follow your progress. Read more...
Not really. Remember that chemo given after surgery is meant to treat potentially existing microscopic deposits of cells and thus improve the odds of surviving cancer, not to treat cancer that we can see and measure. For that reason, only time will tell if it was successful. From now on, it is time for surveillance. Be alert but don't live in fear. Best to you. Read more...
See your doctor. You should go to the doctors and they can evaluate whether a treatment or drug is effective or if it is not as effective and increase or decrease dosage or change medications or change treatment plan. But you need to go to your doctor for this and nothing at home will test efficacy of chemotherapy drugs for breast cancer. Read more...

Does stage 1 breast cancer need an immediate chemotherapy after total mastectomy?

Well. The treatment . Plan depends on a number of factors that would need to be discussed with the breast surgeon, radiation oncologist etc. Was a total mastectomy recommended for a stage 1 breast cancer? Read more...

My mom has her2 breast cancer stage 1 grade 3. What are the odds she'll live?

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...