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What are the chances a woman recovers from breast cancer if it is caught early?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Recovery BreastCA TX

Most of our ladys with early breast ca will have breast conserving therapy, lumpectomy and radiation.
Assuming no chemo is involved these ladys do very well. They will usually miss a few days work right after surgery and than work thur the radiation and be healed up about two to four weeks later. Always be the potential for long term tenderness at the lumpectomy site &rare risk lymphadema.

In brief: Recovery BreastCA TX

Most of our ladys with early breast ca will have breast conserving therapy, lumpectomy and radiation.
Assuming no chemo is involved these ladys do very well. They will usually miss a few days work right after surgery and than work thur the radiation and be healed up about two to four weeks later. Always be the potential for long term tenderness at the lumpectomy site &rare risk lymphadema.
Dr. Kris Gast
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Odds in her favor.

The chance for cure is quite high for early or even intermediate-stage breast cancer.
Some may require only local rx (surgery+/-radiation rx), others may need chemotherapy as well; this can take the form of a simple pill or traditional IV therapy. Bottom line: no matter what the stage, there is always hope. The best thing one can do to improve survival is to get yearly mammograms beginning at 40.

In brief: Odds in her favor.

The chance for cure is quite high for early or even intermediate-stage breast cancer.
Some may require only local rx (surgery+/-radiation rx), others may need chemotherapy as well; this can take the form of a simple pill or traditional IV therapy. Bottom line: no matter what the stage, there is always hope. The best thing one can do to improve survival is to get yearly mammograms beginning at 40.
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