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I have stage 2B grade 2 invasive breast cancer. My tumor is over 2 inches, it is unknown if I have lymph node involvement. I am 26 and hope to have children someday. Do I need hormone therapy if my cancer is only 15% estrogen responsive?

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  • Lisa G Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    It is probably a good idea to consult a fertility doctor. If you need help with it sometimes "LiveStrong" helps. Sorry you have joined our club, but we are here for you. Best wishes!
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    That's a question for your doctor I'd say.
    over 6 years Flag
    • Melissa Gipson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I have had 2 different doctors tell me complete opposite theories! One doc said "don't worry about fertility. You're young!" And he said because I was only 15% estrogen responsive that it wasn't necessary for hormone therapy. Then a week later...

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      I have had 2 different doctors tell me complete opposite theories! One doc said "don't worry about fertility. You're young!" And he said because I was only 15% estrogen responsive that it wasn't necessary for hormone therapy. Then a week later another doctor at the same clinic told me I have no chance at having children. She said I have to take hormone therapy even though it is only 15% and that even if I had my eggs frozen, I would need a surrogate to carry my baby for me! I am getting a 3rd opinion tomorrow. New clinic and doctor!!

      over 6 years Flag
  • Dee Dee Konczakowski Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I am in the process of harvesting my eggs bc I'm only 30 and my husband and I want kids in the future. I will start chemo as soon as the harvesting ends. Look up the Fertile Hope program. We qualified to get all of our fertility drugs for free ($10k!!!). Feel free to message me if you have questions. I know how it feels to be younger.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I would think you need a hormone blocker, but that is a question for your onc. Saving eggs before chemo is a good idea. I read your other post, & I would for sure talk with another onc. Prayers to you.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Deborah Camacho Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Can they save some of your eggs in case?
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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