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

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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