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Sunday, July 12, 2009 mg, Community Member, asks

Q: survival and recurrence

Invasive ductal carcinima, size 3cm, node positive. tumour grade T2N1MO, ER/PR +VE, HER 2 NEU 3+. had 6 TAC chemeotherapy, surgery to remove lump and nodes. 25 sessions of radiotherapy. currently on tamoxifen for 5 years and 2of 17 doses of herceptin. what according to you will be the survival and risk of recurrence?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/12/09 11:38am

No way to give a good answer here. Despite the ststistics, every woman is different. Your cancer is medium-range serious; and it sounds like you're getting the current standard of treatment. I'd say you should speak to your oncologist about what the data shows for 5-year survival rates for women with your diagnosis; he/she can take that data, then add your own personal pathology and probably give you a reasonable answer. Good luck - and stay in touch here. We can help - PJH

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By mg, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/19/10, First Published: 07/12/09