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Do all stage 1 breast cancer patients without lymph node involvement have to take chemo?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: On the contrary

The decision to recommend chemotherapy is based on the stage of the cancer, the pt's age, as well as the molecular features, including the estrogen-, progesterone-, & her2/neu receptor status +/-oncotype-dx recurrence score.
Stage i-, ln(-) pts may have no chemo-, hormonal rx, or chemotherapy recommended based on the above factors.

In brief: On the contrary

The decision to recommend chemotherapy is based on the stage of the cancer, the pt's age, as well as the molecular features, including the estrogen-, progesterone-, & her2/neu receptor status +/-oncotype-dx recurrence score.
Stage i-, ln(-) pts may have no chemo-, hormonal rx, or chemotherapy recommended based on the above factors.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
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