Like healthy breast cells, most breast cancer cells — but not all — have hormone receptors. Knowing whether or not breast cancer cells have hormone receptors is important in helping your treatment team make decisions.
Any positive ER test result means that the breast cancer is considered “oestrogen receptor-positive.” And that hormone therapy such as anastrozole is likely to be an effective treatment. You mentioned in your previous post that you had chemotherapy and radiotherapy and these treatments are also aimed at reducing the risk of your breast cancer coming back.
It sounds as though it might be helpful for you to have a chat with your specialist to get further reassurance about this. There are many factors that determine ones risk of recurrence other than the ER status. Your specialist knows about your individual situation and if necessary can use NHS Predict to explain the percentage benefit you are likely to get from anastrozole.
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Thank you for your previous answer .Can I also ask if my score of 6 should get a reasonable response to Anastrozole. Does this mean that the remaining none Er cells can just begin to multiply again There isn't much info on weaker Er most ladies are a score 8 .