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Recurring chances of breast cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have breast cancer. I'm 60. Otherwise healthy. Lumpectomy 1 year ago this month stage llA estrogen + HER - and have done no other treatments other than 2 wks radiation which I quit. I am letting nature take its course. I have lymph involvement. Could you guess a recurrence window?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Also, I have never returned to the doctor.
Doctor :   The peroid cant be guessed as it varies from person to person
Doctor :   Depends on the prognosis of metastais
User :   That's it?
Doctor :   Its always a variable period
Doctor :   Some come up well follwing chemo
User :   I have never returned so there is no known recurrence/metastasis.
Doctor :   When was your last annuals done
User :   I will do no more treatment.
User :   After OR last year.
Doctor :   According to last check there were no metastsis right
Doctor :   So prabale window period could be 2-3 years, considering lymphnode involvement alone
User :   I have lymph involvement
Doctor :   Following that you dont now your status of spread right now
User :   no
User :   never returned and take no anti-estrogens
Doctor :   If u have any recent reports or scans i may help you in asscesing
User :   never returned
Doctor :   You should stop, those will help you having painles days
Doctor :   And increase your span too'
User :   I fugured 2 - 3 so we agree BUT could it be longer? shorter?
User :   stop what?
User :   I am ON nothing and have zero p[ain
Doctor :   As said you have stopped chemo and other mesures then your are probably shortening your span
User :   to 2 - 3?
Doctor :   Pain is not always present it occurs when the stage goes to III
Doctor :   And multiorgan involvement occurs
User :   does the pain ever become intolerable and are there Rxs for that?
Doctor :   Yes they increase on progression of disease
Doctor :   You have medicines for that
User :   is there adequate Rx
Doctor :   Mostly Morphine group drugs are prescribed
User :   tolerance?
User :   do you mainly sleep towards the end?
Doctor :   Yes you do have, all needed is you have to be confident and follow the medicines
Doctor :   Probably more
User :   Thank you. I am not afraid thus my choice. :)
Doctor :   Ok
User :   bye bye
Doctor :   God bless you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   U 2 :)
Doctor :   Bye for now

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