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Is breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes cureable?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Absolutely!

Lymph node (ln) involvement implies the presence of cancer cells "elsewhere" in the body.
Therefore, the chance for cure is dependent on one's ability to kill these cancer cells thru a combination of chemotherapy & one's immune system. Fortunately, we have many effective drugs to rx breast ca, leading to improved cure rates as compared to even a decade ago. Ln involvement is not a death sentence.

In brief: Absolutely!

Lymph node (ln) involvement implies the presence of cancer cells "elsewhere" in the body.
Therefore, the chance for cure is dependent on one's ability to kill these cancer cells thru a combination of chemotherapy & one's immune system. Fortunately, we have many effective drugs to rx breast ca, leading to improved cure rates as compared to even a decade ago. Ln involvement is not a death sentence.
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