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is there a need to go treatment after breast tumor surgery

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 5 years
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  • Life is Good! Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    There are many variables in determining the best treatment. Size, type, grade (how aggressive), age, quality of life, contained or infiltrating, has it spread.... The team of doctors and patient can determine the best plan, An oncotype score can predict how the tumor will respond to treatment. Research using breast cancer,org, cancer.org and this website will be great resources about treatment. Keep the questions coming! We are here for you!
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    What has your doctor(s) told you? I had an Oncotype DX test to see if I needed chemo. like my onc. recommended. It indicated I could get by with an estrogen blocker only but in agreeing to it it would drop my recurrance rate down. I also had 28 rad. treatments. I decided to be as aggressive as I could and don't regret it. Gather your info. and make decision(s) right for you as each case is different.
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    anonymous
    Patient
    It's totally up to you and your team of doctors. You should definitely consider everything possible to prolong your life.
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