Breast Cancer Community
What are my chances of recurrence after more operations
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast cancer, biopsy, genetics, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, lumps, lumpectomy, lymph node dissection, lymphedema, mammograms, mastectomy, radiation therapy, reconstruction, and self exams.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What are my chances of recurrence after more operations

Hi, 3 years ago I had both a lumpectomy and mastectomy and 13 lymph nodes removed for what turned out to be 1mm of microinvasive dcis, it had been found whilst it was a stage 0 but the hospital lost my notes (thats a different story).  I was put on Tamoxifen and it seems it didnt work, I was never given a FSH test until recently after having changed hospitals, the results were at almost 1500 as opposed to 300, It was also discovererd that I had myoma of the uterus and hormonal cysts.  As a result I was given a priority hysterectomy, oopherectomy and fallopian tubes removed.  If my chance of recurrence was 97 percent and the oopherectomy reduces the percentage by 50 percent, does that mean my chances of recurrence are 1.5 percent?  I will see my doctor on the 27th September, and think I will be put on Arimidex.  
Related Discussions
5 Comments
Blank
492898_tn?1222247198
Well, HazelLynn, if you were asked to sove this equasion on a math test, you would pass, I think. And we probably all would.

I also know with a 100% certainty you won't get pregnant.

But for the rest, we cannot answer your question any  better, or further, than you

I wish you the best, KATRIN
Blank
962875_tn?1314213636
I'm not sure I completely understand your question, because I've never heard of anyone being told she has a 97% chance of recurrence!

But doing the math, using the figures you provided, if your risk for recurrence was 97%, and your surgery is supposed to reduce the risk by 50%, that would leave you with  about a 48% risk.

But ask your doctor to be sure, okay?

Best wishes...
Blank
341137_tn?1287308643
Hi, sorry I meant 97 percent of being cancer free.
Best wishes,
Hazel
Blank
962875_tn?1314213636
In that case, you are correct--according to the information you've provided, your risk, theoretically, would be reduced to 1.5%.

I say theoretically, because risk is also raised or lowered by lifestyle choices (re: drinking, smoking, weight-control, exercise, etc.), so if you are  determined to keep your risk for recurrence low, be sure to concentrate your efforts on those factors as well. (You might want to check out "12 Ways to Cut Your Brest Cancer Risk" in the  "Today's Pulse" section at the top of the column to the right of our posts.)

Best wishes for good health!
bluebutterfly
Blank
341137_tn?1287308643
Thank you, good health to you too.
Hazel
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Breast Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Breast Cancer Answerers
25201_tn?1255584436
Blank
japdip
587083_tn?1327123862
Blank
zouzi
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ncmichigan
Willis, MI