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Can AROMATASE INHIBITOR dormant MICRO-METASTASIS from LOBULAR CANCER?

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IF I get a micro-metastases from my lobular breast cancer, can an aromatase inhibitor keep it dormant for as much as 10 years?? More??    I have an allred score of 8.  (Of course I don't even know if I have a micro-met--I'm just wondering).  I'm hoping that this cancer is so indolent that it won't mutate fast.  I think that you have told me before that AI's work really well with a good ALLRED score.  (I did have 8 of 11 positive lymph nodes).  All my scans have been negative.


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Expert:  Dr. Prasad Eswaran replied 4 Days.

Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com.

Dear patient,
I can definitely say that aromatase inhibitors can keep ER positive cancer cells dormant, but cannot specify the years. The duration of disease dormancy depends on multiple factors.
ER positivity is a strong good prognostic factor which can be relied on by the doctors for decades.

Hope your concern is addressed. Please feel free to discuss further.

Kind regards.


Patient replied :

Thank you! So AI's can do this even on a micro-metastasis? Can it do it on a bigger met? Just curious?


Expert:  Dr. Prasad Eswaran replied 3 Days.

Hello,
AI can act on all cells with ER receptor irrespective of the size of the tumor.
It does act on micro-metastasis too.
Regards.


Dr. Prasad Eswaran
Category: Hematologist
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Doctorate in Medicine (Fellowship in Oncology), DM,  Madras Medical College & Govt. General Hospital, Chennai, India.

Doctor of Medicine (Residency in Radiation Oncology) , MD, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India, 2004-06.

Diploma in Medical Radiology & Therapy (Residency in Radiation Oncology), D.M.R.T, Madras Medical College & Govt. General Hospital, Chennai, India, 2004-06.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery - M.B.B.S, Govt. Stanley Medical College & Hospital, Chennai, India, 1998-2004.
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