- Question from Jams: Today my sister has been told her cancer is back. She finished chemo and radiation just a year ago. She is hormone-receptor-negative and also HER2-negative. She will have a mastectomy now, but what gains have been made to help someone who is in her position?
- Answers - Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. A lot of gains have been made, and as your sister faces this news, it's important for her to understand that. From what you tell me, it sounds like she may have a local recurrence, in which case mastectomy remains an excellent option. Depending on what chemotherapy she just completed, she will probably be discussing with her physician whether there is going to be consideration for further chemotherapy at this time. She obviously has a sister who is watching her back, and that's a huge asset as well.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Hormone-Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer featured Kathy D. Miller, M.D., Marisa Weiss, M.D., and moderator Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. answering your questions about a wide range of issues related to hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in November 2005.
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