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I am 71. At age 62 I had her2 positive and ER positive breast cancer with 6 positive nodes out of 16, . What are the odds of return of breast cancer?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Good odds
You are in pretty good territory 9 years after the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
You should have been on antiestrogen therapy for a minimum of 5 years, and probably for a full 10 years. Although breast cancer is known to occur more than 20 years after it is first diagnosed, this is unusual.

In brief: Good odds
You are in pretty good territory 9 years after the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
You should have been on antiestrogen therapy for a minimum of 5 years, and probably for a full 10 years. Although breast cancer is known to occur more than 20 years after it is first diagnosed, this is unusual.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: Double-edged Sword
It is hard to give you a number under any circumstance, but especially without the knowledge of your treatment.
As you probably learned 9 years ago, women with 4 or more lns involved and her2/neu(+) disease are at high risk for recurrence. Nevertheless, recurrences in her2/neu patients tend to occur within the first 5-10 years. So, at 9yrs we should be optimistic that you will continue to do well.

In brief: Double-edged Sword
It is hard to give you a number under any circumstance, but especially without the knowledge of your treatment.
As you probably learned 9 years ago, women with 4 or more lns involved and her2/neu(+) disease are at high risk for recurrence. Nevertheless, recurrences in her2/neu patients tend to occur within the first 5-10 years. So, at 9yrs we should be optimistic that you will continue to do well.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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