Reader anxious about breast cancer research



September 3, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Dear Dr. Roach: You put my life into disarray as I read your column on the risk of recurrence with respect to breast cancer! I promptly grabbed my retired pathologist husband, and he was floored also. He accessed respected medical sites online, and we cannot find any stating that “women with estrogen receptor positive, progesterone receptor positive and HER2 negative tumors are more likely to experience recurrence.” What research are you looking at?

I was told by my breast surgeon, oncologist and radiologist that I am in the best possible position with breast cancer. If this is an actual error, you’ll have a whole nation of readers and breast cancer survivors in an anxious state and the phones of providers ringing off the hook! Please tell me that this was a misprint. — T.W.


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