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

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.
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.

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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...

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. 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...

I am a 55 year old, post menopausal woman. My ER and pr are positive and her2 is negative. I have been diagnosed with stage t1n0m0 breast cancer, my tumor being 1.2 CM big. Can chemo be avoided?

Yes. Small stage one breast cancer - your prognosis is very good. Keep in touch with your surgeon and oncologist and you should do well. Read more...
The T-1-c. Stage means it is bigger than some. Clear indication for anti-hormone (tamoxifen/anastrazole). I might consider oncotype testing tissue to discern benefit from chemo, but if you would not take it regardless of results, don't waste your money. Read more...
Need Oncotype-Dx. While your prognosis is excellent, we know that some women with your stage may benefit from traditional chemotherapy in addition to an aromatase inhibitor. Nowadays, we are moving towards molecular staging over anatomic staging; oncotype-dx is a multi-gene assay that can provide information regarding your probability of recurrence; if it is high, traditional chemo will be recommended. Read more...
Possibly. I would recommend discussing this in detail with your medical oncologist. Being a stage one it is unlikely that chemo will be required as long as the tumor has been adequately removed surgically. Stage one breast cancer is a potentially very curable stage with the proper treatment. Read more...