What does it mean if you have estrogen positive breast cancer? When breast cancer cells test positive for estrogen receptors, it’s called estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer. It means that estrogen is fueling the growth of the cancer. It’s one of several important characteristics of breast cancer that help determine the best treatment options.
What foods to avoid if you have estrogen positive breast cancer?
- Deep-fried foods.
- Non-dairy creamers.
- Packaged cookies and crackers.
- Cake mixes.
- Processed snacks.
Is estrogen positive breast cancer curable? People with ER-positive early breast cancers tend to have better survival than people with ER-negative early breast cancers . As the studies below show, 5-year survival after diagnosis is about 10 percent better for women with ER-positive early breast cancer than for those with ER-negative early breast cancer.
Where does estrogen positive breast cancer spread? Breast cancers commonly spread to lymph nodes (LNs). If the primary tumors are estrogen receptor (ER) and/or progesterone receptor (PR) positive, then the likelihood that LN metastases express receptors exceeds 80%.