Er+ pr+ strongly positive what does this mean?

Hi I was dx in July with 25mm grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma 0/3 lymph nodes er/pr strongly positive her2 negative. I would like to know what strongly er/pr actually means? Does anyone know? Thanks Tracy

Hi Tracy

If you give the helpline here a ring they’ll be able to explain this to you.  0808 800 6000

Take care,

Jo, Moderator

Hi, I don’t know if you’ve had your question answered yet, but I was strongly er/pr positive. My cancer was 100% Oestrogen positive and 70% positive. So, after surgery and chemotherapy I am on a hormone tablet to stop my body producing oestrogen and progestrogen. First I was on Anastrazole, but it made me too itchy so I have stopped taking that and I’m about to go on Tamoxifen.

Thanks poemsgalore I wasn’t told levels of each did you ask for % of oestrogen and progesterone ? I have been told I will go on tamoxifen for 5-10 years after chemo finishes 3/4 weeks after then start rads I’ve just had my 3rd FEC 3 more to go xxx