It depends. This is a very broad question. The recovery time means different things to different patients and doctors. If it is recovery time from an operation, then it takes about 4-6 weeks. But if it is more advanced cancer and chemotherapy is being used, it can take seevral months. So you have to ask your question to your oncologist and he/she can answer it more exactly.
Depends. Depends on what surgery is done, what chemotherapy or hormone therapy is needed, stage of the cancer, other medical conditions, etc. Early breast cancer treated with lumpectomy and hormone therapy can recover very quickly. More advanced conditions would take longer.
Recovery time varies. Depends on the stage of the cancer, patient’s general health and age, if what surgery is done, and if chemotherapy or radiation is needed. Some people with breast cancer treated with lumpectomy and hormone therapy can recover very quickly while other more advanced conditions may take longer.
Depends. It depends on the size, lymph node status, estrogen and Progesterone status and her 2 status. Also if she as any comorbidities. A lot of variables. Hope this helps.
HER 2? I believe you are saying a Stage 1, Her2+ tumor at 70 years old (please correct). This is a very favorable tumor with good treatments (Herceptin). The 5 year survival rates are over 95%. Provided this person is otherwise healthy, she should do very well. I recommend speaking with your oncology team and getting addition and specific information related to this case.
70 yo female w/osteoporosis and family hx of BRCA breast cancer. Ok to Denosumab and Reloxifene therapy together??
Yes it is OK. You can take these medicines together. There is no significant interaction or harm. So relax and take them as advised by your doctor.
My 70 yr old mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer - what are some holistic approaches to dealing with breast cancer?
See below. "holistic" approaches are considered adjuncts to conventional therapy. Studies observing alternative therapies alone had uniformly bad outcomes.
See below. There are no holistic approaches to treating breast cancer. Sometimes a simple medicine (tamoxifen) is used instead of standard treatment if the patient is very old, has alzheimer's etc., but surgery is well tolerated and the standard for most breast cancers. There are holistic approaches that can deal with side effects, depression, tiredness, aches and pains, etc, but they are not curative.
Good. If tumor greater than 0.5 cm, then I would recommend adjuvant herceptin (trastuzumab). If she does not have a lot of medical problems, one would also consider adding chemotherapy as well. If er +, then would also recommend an aromatase inhibitor. With a her2 positive tumor, there is a target to block. That improves the outcome. Hope this helps.
Is alloderm with a tissue expander recommended at the time that my breast cancer tumor is removed? I am a 40-year-old woman diagnosed with right breast cancer. I do want to have the same size breasts again after treatment for breast cancer. Is preparation
It. It sounds like you have decided to have a mastectomy (removal of the entire breast) rather than a lumpectomy with radiation. This is a reasonable choice as both work just as well for curing most early breast cancers. If you have a mastectomy, an immediate reconstruction at the time of the cancer operation can be done. Often this is accomplished by placing a tissue expander that is slowy increased in size to stretch the skin and tissues over the chest and make enough space to put in a new artificial breast implant a few months later. Many plastic surgeons are now using some alloderm over the tissue expander as well to provide a surface for the new skin to grow in and also help get the area to the correct size more easily. I have seen many patients with excellent cosmetic outcomes with this procedure. There is really no special preparation that needs to be done before the operation. The main considerations in deciding whether to proceed with this type of reconstruction or not are: 1) what is the chance that radiation therapy will be needed after surgery? If it is likely that radiation will be necessary the tissue expander reconstruction route can still be done, but you need to discuss the implications of the radiation on the reconstruction with all your doctors. 2) what is the chance that you have a breast cancer susceptibiilty gene that would predispose you to getting a cancer on the other side? Sometimes genetic testing should be done before surgery to help you decide if you should have both breasts removed and get both reconstructed at the same time.
Lots of options. There are a lot of reconstructive options available to you and you should understand what each option entails before finalizing your decision regarding how to be reconstructed. What is your best option will be different from another patient and depends upon your overall health, your body weight and the nature of your opposite breast.