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What are the procedure. does she really need chemotherapy after remove her breast?
Hello @shaily and welcome to Connect. Thank you for coming to Connect with your question for your friend about breast cancer.
I would like to introduce @barbarah who also had breast cancer, surgical removal and chemotherapy as well.
@shaily, while we wait, would you mind sharing a bit more about your friends situation? What did the physician say about why chemotherapy was necessary after removal of the breast?
Her oncologist would know the answer to that.
C-erbB2 is also known as HER-2/neu. Here is an article from Mayo Clinic describing what this means http://www.mayoclinic.org/breast-cancer/expert-answers/faq-20058066
Because HER2-positive breast cancers tend to grow faster and are more likely to spread and come back compared to HER2-negative breast cancers, treatment usually includes chemotherapy. Luckily there are some treatments designed specifically for HER2-positive breast cancer to help reduce the risk of spread and recurrence after surgery.
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Thank you for reply. She is going to remove her breast and after three week as per doctor chemotherapy will start..
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