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Suggest treatment for ductral invasive breast cancer

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Question: I have ductral invasive breast cancer, it has not spread to lympt nodes and I am having radition at Atrim. They want me to have harmone therphy, I just had a small lump and a lumpectomy. I am 71 and have high blood pressure and high colesteral so I am scared of the extra symptoms. I am making an appointment
with Dr. to have another oppinion. what is your outlook on harmone pill to block harmones? Will the risk out way the benifit? Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
depends on cancer receptor status

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic .

I read your query and understand your concern . Giving hormone therapy for breast cancer depends on the ER/PR receptor and her2/neu receptor status. When cancer tissue is removed , it is tested for above mentioned receptor positivity.

If it is positive then hormone therapy is given . If it is negative hormone therapy is not given as it will be of no benefit. I would suggest you to take hormone therapy if you have receptors status positive. Hormone therapy is useful in prevention of recurrence in node negative ,receptor positive patients.

These hormones are likely to cause blood clots and since you are already having high cholesterol discuss use of blood thinning agents like aspirin with hormonal therapy with your doctor. If your receptor status is positive then benefits overweigh the side effects.

Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil
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Brief Answer: depends on cancer receptor status Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic . I read your query and understand your concern . Giving hormone therapy for breast cancer depends on the ER/PR receptor and her2/neu receptor status. When cancer tissue is removed , it is tested for above mentioned receptor positivity. If it is positive then hormone therapy is given . If it is negative hormone therapy is not given as it will be of no benefit. I would suggest you to take hormone therapy if you have receptors status positive. Hormone therapy is useful in prevention of recurrence in node negative ,receptor positive patients. These hormones are likely to cause blood clots and since you are already having high cholesterol discuss use of blood thinning agents like aspirin with hormonal therapy with your doctor. If your receptor status is positive then benefits overweigh the side effects. Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help. Regards Dr.Deepika Patil