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My mom was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Her tumor is 2.5 cm and doctors are recommending a partial mastectomy. My mom is 79 years old (we would like to do a hormonal therapy to shrink the tumor first). What drugs are used for that & how long?

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    anonymous
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    I personally have never heard of using a hormonal therapy med. for tumor shrinkage but may be wrong. My Onc. wanted me to have some pre op Chemo. for that reason but my Surgeon nixed the idea.
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      Thank you. It might be called a pre op chemo, not sure (we are researching).

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