What recommendations do oncologists have for a stage 1 breast cancer patient

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D/w your oncologist

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stage 1 in general is treated with surgery and radation therapy if lumpectomy is chosen. In addition, anti hormonal therapy is recommended for ER+ cancer. chemo +/- biological therapy i.e. anti her2neu inhibitor - is given for some cases of stage I breast cancer- depending on the size, prognostic factors, oncotype dx, her2neu receptor status, age, preference, PS, etc. D/w oncologist in detail
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It depends

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Surgery is the first step. Either lumpectomy or mastectomy depending on several factors. Radiation is used mostly after lumpectomy in Stage 1 patients. Chemo hormone blockers, both or additionally Herceptin can be used depending on the pathology results. It sounds complicated but will be explained by your physician in detail
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Complex

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Surgery definitely (lumpectomy with radiation or mastectomy - depending on size, pt preference, etc.) Decisions for chemo and/or hormonal therapy are complex and require much thought. Size of tumor and estrogen receptor and Her-2 status are important as are the patien'ts age and overall health and her wishes. Oncotype-Dx helps predict risk of relapse which helps decision making.
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Nccn and cancer.gov

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General Recommendations for Stage I Breast Cancer involve surgery mastectomy + sentinel node biopsy or lumpectomy + Sentinel node biopsy + radiation (whole breast + boost vs partial breast). Age may play factor in decision regarding radiation. +- Adjuvant endocrine +- Adjuvant chemotherapy. Nccn.org and cancer.gov are good websites.
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Very good prognosis

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Stage one breast cancer has a very good prognosis if treated appropriately the usual treatment includes surgery and radiation and hormonal treatment with tablets that block estrogens
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