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Need opinion on treatment course for my wife for invasive

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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Posted on Thu, 27 Dec 2018 in Women's Health
Question: Need opinion on treatment course for my wife for invasive breast carcinoma, no special type (NST), grade III - ER: Positive (90% of tumour cells show nuclear staining with strong intensity, Allred score 8/8).
PR: Positive (70% of tumour cells show nuclear staining with strong intensity, Allred score 8/8).
HER2/neu (Ventana): Positive (Score 3+)

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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Total mastectomy is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
I have gone through your query and understand your health concerns.
An invasive carcinoma of breast Grade III with ER and PR positive needs a radical mastectomy. Only lumpectomy is associated with very high chances of recurrence and the five year survival decreases considerably due to recurrence. Whole breast along with regional lymph nodes need to be removed to prevent further spread of the disease. Chemotherapy only restricts the tumor growth for a short period of time.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
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Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 40 minutes later
Thanks a lot, this is helpful.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
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Welcome.

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I am happy I could help.
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Wishing you the best in whatever you do.
Best Regards.

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