How is HR positive breast cancer treated? Hormone receptor-positive (or hormone-positive) breast cancer cells have either estrogen (ER) or progesterone (PR) receptors or both. These breast cancers can be treated with hormone therapy drugs that lower estrogen levels or block estrogen receptors.
Is it better to be HR-positive or negative? What is the survival rate for HR positive breast cancers? The survival rate for breast cancers are excellent if the cancer is detected early, and in general HR positive cancers grow slower and have a better prognosis. Overall, breast cancers that are both HR positive and HER2 negative have the best outcomes.
What does HR-positive mean in medical terms? Overview. Rh factor is an inherited protein found on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood has the protein, you’re Rh positive. If your blood doesn’t have the protein, you’re Rh negative.
Is HR positive breast cancer hereditary? HER2-positive breast cancer is not inherited. Instead, it’s considered a somatic genetic mutation. This type of mutation occurs after conception. Having a close relative with HER2-positive breast cancer does not increase your risk for breast cancer or HER2-positive breast cancer.