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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is surgery advisable for the HERS2 negative tumour in breast?

My 57 year old female friend has breast cancer. Following intensive chemo the HERS2 positive shrunk from 2.3 cm to 1.1 cm. Is that significant or not? The HERS2 negative tumor she was told has not shrunk significantly. She has had severe reactions to chemo - lethargy, blisters, nausea. She is ticketed for surgery and a check of the sentinel node. Does it sound like she is not making good progress via the chemo? What is your opinion?
Fri, 25 Sep 2015
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I really appreciate your concern, if the lesion is well responding to chemotherapy then it is good, else in most of the cases in breast cancer surgery had to be done to remove the lesion, it would be difficult to say any thing without clinical examination be cause in such from this from nothing could be said anything for sure, hope this information may helps you, take care and have a nice day.
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