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How many treatments of chemo will a woman with Stage 2 have to go through?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    It depends on what type of breast cancer, how aggressive, what grade, if there are any positive lymph nodes, etc. There are many things that factor into making a decision like this. This also may be done in conjunction with radiation therapy, and possibly hormone therapy too. There is no way to accurately guess this until a lot of cellular tests come back. Take care, Sharon
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  • Tiffani Warila Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I agree with Sharon. I was stage 2, the order of my treatment was 4 A/C followed by 4 taxol treatments, then a lumpectomy, and 34 radiation treatments. Because I was hormone positive I am currently taking tamoxifen. It depends though, If you are her2 positive you would need herceptin for a year, and your doc might recommend a mastectomy instead of a lumpectomy. There are many factors. Feel free to ask any other questions, I will gladly answer if I can!
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Won't the treatment team tell you what the plan is? Treatment should be indivdualized for you and your cancer. Reaction to chemo, radiation, hormone therapy is dependendent on the indivdual that it really hard to say what will happen to you. Sorry you have to go through this and I don't have an answer for you.
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  • Lisa W Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I agree above. Im stage 2, hormone positive, had mastectomy and had 4 nodes test positive out of 19 removed. Just finished w/4 A/C treatments getting ready to start 12 Taxol treatments. No radiation but will do tamoxifen when chemo is over. I'm finding out everyone is different even though all of us have BC. I wish you the best and glad you found this website. The ladies ob here have been very resourceful to me I hope I was able to shed a little bit of lite for you. ;/)
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    • Wendy DeLong Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      This was my regiment too. 4 of 12 taxol left!!!!! I hope you do well with the taxol!!! Get in there and kick some BC butt!!!!!

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    • Lisa W Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Hi Wendy! Thank you! I just did my first taxol Yesterday and I'm feeling good today (Sat)..I have found day 3-4 & 5 seem to be my tired days when I was taking the A/C. I'll see how the taxol goes. Did you notice anything g different in Taxol than...

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      Hi Wendy! Thank you! I just did my first taxol Yesterday and I'm feeling good today (Sat)..I have found day 3-4 & 5 seem to be my tired days when I was taking the A/C. I'll see how the taxol goes. Did you notice anything g different in Taxol than you did w/the A/C better or worse??? Thank you..and best of luck to you too!! Keep fighting like a girl!!! :)

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  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I was stage 2 HER2 with positive nodes. I had 8 treatments - 4 AC followed by 4 taxol and herceptin - every 2 weeks, which is considered aggressive treatment. I will be starting 28 sessions of radiation on 6/25 and will continue with herceptin every 3 weeks until late winter or so. Everyone's situation is so different.
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    Survivor since 2012
    I am stage 2 A, grade 1, Er/Pr positive, low oncotype DX, lumpectomy with clear nodes and margins. Five radiation treatments left (15 total) no chemo. Many factors to reach that decision. Good luck.
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    Survivor since 2012
    Oh yes. Femara for 5 years.
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  • Maggy Mendivil Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Tiffanu us totally right; I'm HER2 stage II and I need treatment for a year with Hercepton
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    • Maggy Mendivil Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Herceptin for a year and 6 chemos during the first 6 months. Be positive we are not alin

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