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What treatment can I expect


Re: What treatment can I expect


Hello Floyd1968


Thanks for your post.


From the information you have posted it sounds like tamoxifen or another hormone therapy would be a possible treatment for you. This is because your tumour is ER+ and you have DCIS and a small focus of invasive breast cancer.


When you next have an appointment you could ask the doctors or your breast care nurse, if you have one, the following:


  • As my cancer is ER+ what hormone therapy will I be prescribed?
  • What does HER2 equivocal mean?


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Best wishes




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What treatment can I expect

I was diagnosed with DCIS back at the end of July. I had a lumpectomy on the 13 aug and was told 2 weeks later they had found a 4mm invasive tumor, margins were clear. Now scheduled for a SLNB on 24th sept, tomorrow. 😢. I was told before they found the tumor I would have to have rad therapy and possibly tamoxifen. I am ER+ PR- and HER2 equivocal. I will be meeting with my dr before the SLNB, what questions should I be asking because everything I have read indicate that tamoxifen won’t work for me. I’m struggling to find answers to my situation. Is there anyone else that’s been in my shoes. Please help.