Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
This is Dr. David
EGFR testing usually is done for adenocarcinomas of the lung, and can be more positive in women who are non smokers and are from Japan or asia
her doctors can test for EGFR mutation in the breast cancer specimen, but most likely it will be negative.
was the breast squamous cell cancer ER negative? or ER positive?
did she have a mastectomy or lumpectomy? any cancer spread to lymph nodes? how large was her primary lesion?
squamous cell cancer is not resistant to chemotherapy. chemotherapy should decrease chances for systemic recurrence.
let me know if you have questions.