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Does invasive lobular carcinoma Her2 respond well to chemotherapy?

I had a mastectomy for a 7.5 cm Invasive lobular carcinoma Her2 negative Estrogen positive 2 nodes were positive. Now I am reviewing if Chemo will be effective with this type of cancer. I have been doing research and find the ILC does not respond well to chemo.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015
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Invasive lobular carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma are both treated similarly and have the same sensitivity for chemotherapy. The treatment for your cancer includes chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy followed by hormone therapy. There is no alternative to this as this is the standard that is followed world wide.
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