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my surgery went great. doc says my cancer is non estrogen receptive. what does that mean?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Just means your treatment plan will be different than that of someone who has hormone positive cancer. I have HER2 positive cancer (or did, I should say!) so I was treated with a drug called herceptin every 3 weeks (I have one left). Some women are triple negative which means there are no common receptors present. Anyway, your treatment plan will be individualized according to your type, stage, etc.
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    It means that hormones did not cause or feed your cancer...like mine did. So many factors to be considered for your treatment. Keep the communication open with your onc. Prayers for you.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I don't think you'll be treated with hormone blockers. When ;you get the pathology back on the tumor you'll find out about treatment.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Estrogen receptor positive meant radiation and tomaxifen for me after treatment. Best to you!
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