No ovary removal for triple-negatives?


Question from Speed: If I am ER/PR-negative and HER2-negative, can I assume that I would not benefit from getting my ovaries removed (i.e. reduce the risk of a recurrence) as my tumor did not rely on estrogen to grow?
Answers - Kathy D. Miller, M.D. You understand that perfectly. Because your tumor was ER-negative and progesterone-receptor-negative, any therapy that works by decreasing the production of estrogen or blocking the effects of estrogen in the body would not be expected to impact your breast cancer.

On Wednesday, November 19, 2005, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Hormone-Receptor-Negative Breast CancerKathy D. Miller, M.D., Marisa Weiss, M.D., and moderator Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. answered your questions about a wide range of issues related to hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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