loading... close

My mom was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Her tumor is 2.5 cm and doctors are recommending a partial mastectomy. My mom is 79 years old (we would like to do a hormonal therapy to shrink the tumor first). What drugs are used for that & how long?

Dr. Ellie Amirova Profile
Asked by


Learning About Breast Cancer 10 months
  • Betti A Profile
    Sobrevivente desde 2013
    I personally have never heard of using a hormonal therapy med. for tumor shrinkage but may be wrong. My Onc. wanted me to have some pre op Chemo. for that reason but my Surgeon nixed the idea.
    10 months Flag
    • Dr. Ellie Amirova Profile
      Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama

      Thank you. It might be called a pre op chemo, not sure (we are researching).

      10 months Flag

Educational Video

Personal Story

  • No related Story

Related Topics

Looking for another topic?
Use the search box in the top right.

Footer 3

Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women in their lifetime.

spread the word