Prognosis of T4D inflammatory Er negative Pr negative Her 2 +++ breast cancer

My mother had been given one chemo therapy ac regimen. Tomorrow she will receive the 2nd chemo. Her treatment plan is 4 cycles AC regimen chemo (doxorubicin + endoxan) then 4 cycles paclitaxel chemo + radiation + 17 herceptin injections. She had right breast mastectomy done. Doctor had written T4d inflammatory cancer. Her ER / PR both negative and HER2 (+++). Nodes negative.What is the survival rate of my mother? Can she fight back? Can this treatment prevent the cancer to spread? Are there any alternative better treatment??? Anyone here had similar cases please tell me your experiences.

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  • Zahid - its painful to hear that your Mother is diagonsed with cancer. The outcome depends on many factors like health of the patient, age etc. Whats her age and overall health?

  • 52 years. After 2 chemo (ac regimen) she is still quite good. Her hair has been lost. But she has no sign of severe health problems. She can walk, talk.

  • My mother's lumpectomy and mastectomy both was done by a general surgeon but not by onco surgeon. I am in tension that during lumpectomy the tumour size was measured 5.5 cm. But i am not sure that was that the tumour size or the normal mass of the breast.

  • You are on the right track.

    Stick to your oncologists plan. He is providing you exactly the same treatment what an American or British women would receive out there.

  • But I want to know that - how long she can survive???

  • I understand your apprehension; but please understand cancer is not like mathematics. One just cannot predict. And still if you desire to get an average survival idea, the right person is your Oncologist. Just a few lines of report do not decide survival. There's much much more to a cancer patient. Only your Oncologist would know your mother in detail, all her reports and everything. Please ask him. He would be the right person to guide you. Deciding on anyone's survival or commenting on anyone's survival is absolutely beyond the scope of this forum.

  • Ok. Thank you sir.

  • Five year survival

    62 out of 100 women are alive at 5 years with no adjuvant therapy after surgery

    An extra 11 out of 100 women treated are alive because of chemotherapy

    An extra 18 out of 100 women treated are alive because of chemotherapy & Trastuzumab

    Ten year survival

    50 out of 100 women are alive at 10 years with no adjuvant therapy after surgery

    An extra 13 out of 100 women treated are alive because of chemotherapy

    An extra 21 out of 100 women treated are alive because of chemotherapy & Trastuzumab

  • Thank you sir..

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