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Is stage 2 breast cancer treatable with radiation and chemo, or will I need surgery?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: You will need all

Breast cancer in stage 2 still needs a lumpectomy and nodal evaluation which is surgery.
Afterward chemo and radiation is often recommended.

In brief: You will need all

Breast cancer in stage 2 still needs a lumpectomy and nodal evaluation which is surgery.
Afterward chemo and radiation is often recommended.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery is needed

Currently, surgery is an essential and starting point for the treatment of early (stage 1 or 2) breast cancer.
Surgery removes bulk tumor and involved lymph nodes and also helps in accurate staging leading to the correct use of follow-up chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or hormone therapy. Less surgery, usually involving sentinel node surgery for the armpit nodes is currently practiced.

In brief: Surgery is needed

Currently, surgery is an essential and starting point for the treatment of early (stage 1 or 2) breast cancer.
Surgery removes bulk tumor and involved lymph nodes and also helps in accurate staging leading to the correct use of follow-up chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or hormone therapy. Less surgery, usually involving sentinel node surgery for the armpit nodes is currently practiced.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery is needed

In just about all stages of curablle breast cancer, but the kind has changed.
While you can avoid mastectomy most of the time, some women opt for bilateral mastectomy to avoid screening (no evidence of improved mortality) lumpectomy is as good if not better than mastectomy with properly selected cases. Arm pit surgery for nodes has been questioned, but sentinel node is standard.

In brief: Surgery is needed

In just about all stages of curablle breast cancer, but the kind has changed.
While you can avoid mastectomy most of the time, some women opt for bilateral mastectomy to avoid screening (no evidence of improved mortality) lumpectomy is as good if not better than mastectomy with properly selected cases. Arm pit surgery for nodes has been questioned, but sentinel node is standard.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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