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Why are certain chemo treatments done for a breast cancer patient in stage 3?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In the majority of cases, stage 3 breast cancer needs chemotherapy in order to cure and prevent the cancer from coming back.
Speak with your navigator and oncology team and ask questions so you understand the details of treatment and your stage.

In brief: Yes

In the majority of cases, stage 3 breast cancer needs chemotherapy in order to cure and prevent the cancer from coming back.
Speak with your navigator and oncology team and ask questions so you understand the details of treatment and your stage.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. John Yim
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually.

Stage 3 breast cancer is a more advanced breast cancer, usually with significant size and invasion and/or spread to lymph nodes.
There is a greater chance that the breast cancer cells have spread through the blood stream, for which only chemotherapy and pills can get to those cells. There are new targeted agents which target a breast cancer type and also attack the cells through the blood stream.

In brief: Usually.

Stage 3 breast cancer is a more advanced breast cancer, usually with significant size and invasion and/or spread to lymph nodes.
There is a greater chance that the breast cancer cells have spread through the blood stream, for which only chemotherapy and pills can get to those cells. There are new targeted agents which target a breast cancer type and also attack the cells through the blood stream.
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim
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