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What are other options other than chemotherapy for stage 2 breast cancer?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This depends on the type of breast cancer you have.
Treatment is now individualized to the type of cancer, lymph node involvement and hormone status of the cancer cells. A special test called a oncotype DX can help determine if chemotherapy is beneficial or not but the cells have to have hormone receptors. I recommend speaking with your oncologist. Don't be afraid to get a 2nd opinion.

In brief: Depends

This depends on the type of breast cancer you have.
Treatment is now individualized to the type of cancer, lymph node involvement and hormone status of the cancer cells. A special test called a oncotype DX can help determine if chemotherapy is beneficial or not but the cells have to have hormone receptors. I recommend speaking with your oncologist. Don't be afraid to get a 2nd opinion.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is very good advice. And remember you have a right to refuse treatment that's merely offered to improve your odds.
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Consider this

If you or your loved one has a stage 2 breast cancer, you may want to ask your physician to consider a test called oncotype DX to assess whether this is considered a "high-risk" breast cancer versus low risk.
Based on the score of the test, it might better tell you whether it is worth treating with chemotherapy. Depending on receptor subtype of the tumor, endocrine therapy might be suggested.

In brief: Consider this

If you or your loved one has a stage 2 breast cancer, you may want to ask your physician to consider a test called oncotype DX to assess whether this is considered a "high-risk" breast cancer versus low risk.
Based on the score of the test, it might better tell you whether it is worth treating with chemotherapy. Depending on receptor subtype of the tumor, endocrine therapy might be suggested.
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