How long is the chemotherapy for a stage 2a node negative breast cancer?

It depends. There are several chemotherapy options for stage 2a breast cancer. Characteristics of the patient and the cancer are required to make a decision on the type of chemotherapy (and whether chemotherapy is even necessary). Chemotherapy would be anywhere from about 8 weeks to a year (herceptin-or trastuzumab treatment, if recommended, requires a year of treatment).
Depends. Will depend on the chemotherapy regimen chosen, the age of patient, other prognostic factors i.E oncotype dx, to see the recurrence score, heart function etc. . In general, we give 4 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy when we use tc or ac. However, discuss in detail with your oncologist. This is something that you want to know prior to therapy- what kind, how long, what is the goal, side effects etc.

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How long after you finished chemotherapy for breast cancer till your periods are regular?

Some times never. Younger age periods will come from 2 to 6 months most of the time in some never come back especially little older group will be menopausal at 40 , also ovum could be defective, congenital abnormalities is possible , must discuss with oncologist , for possible freezing of ovum before therapy and ivf in future. Read more...
Varies. It can take up to a year but I have seen it take longer. Hope this helps. Read more...

How long should a patient wait before starting chemotherapy and after the breast cancer surgery?

No magic number. The best answer is "as soon as possible", since there is no benefit to waiting (other than allowing a few weeks to recover from surgery). Many clinical trials require that chemotherapy be started within 6 weeks of surgery, but this, too, is arbitrary. I suggest that you talk to your medical oncologist and ask him/her what is best for you. Read more...
8-12 weeks. It depends on the type of breast cancer, but for most breast cancers, studies show that chemotherapy should be started by 12 weeks after surgery. After 12 weeks, the benefit from chemo starts to drop off. If your cancer is more aggressive (triple negative, er negative) you should probably start sooner, ie within 4-6 weeks. Read more...
Depends. In general chemotherapy is started 4 weeks after surgery, ofcourse if surgical wound is well healed and there are no signs of infection. Again, in general no longer than 8 weeks. Each case is different, talk to your oncologist. Read more...
12 weeks. Studies have shown that benefit from chemotherapy doesn't begin to drop off as long as it is started within 12 weeks of surgery. I take the type of cancer into consideration, though. For more aggressive breast cancers, i like to start chemo within 4-6 weeks. For the slower growing er+ cancers, within 12 weeks is fine and supported by data. Read more...

How long can I survive with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to my liver without chemotherapy?

Not predictable. There are too many variables in the tumor types and individuals to provide a meaningful timeline for your disease course. However, it would be prudent to get your affairs in order at the earliest. Read more...
Hard to say. Hello - there are many treatment options for stage 4 breast cancer. If your cancer is ER or PR positive, hormonal tx can be used. If it is Her2 positive, Herceptin (trastuzumab) and other targeted, non-chemos can be used. If the breast cancer is triple negative then chemo is your best option. There are "mild" chemos, some oral, that can be tried. Average lifespan is usually quite long with treatment. Best. Read more...

Chemotherapy hormone receptor positive node breast cancer?

? I am sorry, I am not sure what you are asking. Could you rephrase the question so that i might be able to help you? Read more...
Not necessarily. . Most (younger) women with lymph node (+) disease will benefit from traditional chemotherapy. However, the molecular biology of a breast cancer is probably more pertinent than the anatomic staging. Therefore, women w/estrogen (+), her2/neu(-) cancer and microscopic lymph node involvement will have an oncotype-dx test; if the recurrence score is low, traditional chemotherapy may be omitted. Read more...
D/W oncologist. Treatment will depend not only the stage but also the biology of the cancer- whether it is estrogen positive, her2neu positive, whether it is lymph node positive or not. Also depends on your preference and overall health condition. Different test like oncotype dx, mammaprint can give you more info-re- recurrence risk of cancer and will be helpful in choosing the right therapy for you.D/w your md. Read more...

Is there a benefit to chemotherapy in hormone receptor positive, node positive postmenopausal breast cancer?

Yes. There is a defined benefit of chemotherapy plus an aromatase inhibitor compared to an aromatase inhibitor alone, but it is small. The decision to use chemotherapy in this setting is dependent on whether the tumor is her2/neu +, the stage of the tumor, and the age and health of the patient. All decisions regarding adjuvent therapy hinge around the risks vs. Benefits, which is patient-dependent. Read more...
Often. There is increasing data based on the oncotype DX test in women with 1-3 positive notes that shows that some women will not get much benefit from chemo and some will get a great deal. It can be useful in cases where a woman is reluctant to take chemo. This is done on tissue that has been already removed. Most oncologists believe that women who have multiple positive nodes should get chemotherapy. Read more...