Breast Cancer Basics: Know Your Breast Cancer Type and Stage

What Is Your Hormone Receptor and HER-2 Status?

Breast cancer is not one disease, but a group of diseases caused by normal breast cells growing and reproducing out of control. There are three main kinds, or subtypes, of breast cancer: hormone receptor-positive, HER2-positive, and triple-negative. The breast cancer subtype helps doctors determine which treatments may work best.

Dr. Brian Lawenda discusses the basic information you should know about your breast cancer (estrogen and progesterone receptors, HER-2, grade, margins, lymphovascular invasion, lymph node involvement)

What Is Your Histologic Type and Grade?

What is Your Breast Cancer Stage?

Dr. Brian Lawenda walks you through a brief discussion on how to determine the stage of your breast cancer.

What Is Your T Stage?

What Is Your N and M Stage?

Online Breast Cancer Staging Calculator App:

Apple App Store

Google App Store

Clinical Stage Tables (Use These If Your Breast Cancer Has NOT Been Removed):

Pathologic Stage Tables (Use These If Your Breast Cancer HAS Been Removed):