Could Someone Help Me With These Terms?

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Margaret321
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Date Joined Jan 2004
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   Posted 2/3/2006 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I know some of you from the old ivillage board.  I have ovarian cancer as does a friend of mine.  She is now taking Femara because three chemos have failed her.  Her doctor told her that her cancer was estrogen receptive, but now she has her pathology:
 
Estrogen receptor............negative
Progesterone receptor......Positive (strong) in less than 10 percent of tumor cells.
CD-117...........................negative
 
Neither of us are familiar with a CD 117 but it does seem that her ovarian cancer is not estrogen receptive as she was told. 
 
If any of you could help, I will pass the information along to her. 

MNlady13
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   Posted 2/3/2006 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Margaret, a good place to go for information on various terms is www.imaginis.com

It is great web site. I think you will find it very helpful. Hugs, Lauri


"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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