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Dr. Susan B. LeGrand

Oncologist

Dr. Susan B. LeGrand is a top Oncologist in Cleveland, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Susan B. LeGrand is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Susan B. LeGrand is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Susan B. LeGrand is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Susan B. LeGrand is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Susan B. LeGrand
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

My mother is 72 years with a history of breast cancer. What are the chances of her getting the disease again?

Difficult to calculate without additional information. If she was hormone positive, then there remains a (low) risk of relapse forever. Hormone-positive breast cancer has a consistent READ MORE
Difficult to calculate without additional information. If she was hormone positive, then there remains a (low) risk of relapse forever. Hormone-positive breast cancer has a consistent late relapse rate. If she had hormone-negative disease, then the likelihood or relapse is nil.

I want to get pregnant but I have undergone chemotherapy 2 years back. Is it advisable to conceive?

If you are having regular periods and chemotherapy is this far out, then there should not be a problem. There is no evidence that remote chemotherapy negatively impacts fetal health. READ MORE
If you are having regular periods and chemotherapy is this far out, then there should not be a problem. There is no evidence that remote chemotherapy negatively impacts fetal health. Getting pregnant might be a little harder.

Can breast can spread even after breast removal surgery?

Everything you did was to prevent cancer from coming back but it is not a guarantee. While the tumor was in your breast, it had a chance to send cells to other places like bone READ MORE
Everything you did was to prevent cancer from coming back but it is not a guarantee. While the tumor was in your breast, it had a chance to send cells to other places like bone and lung. The chemotherapy you did was to kill these cells, but some may be dormant and escape the treatment. So there is a chance it could come back. How much risk depends on factors such as the size of the tumor and whether lymph nodes were involved. You are at a slightly higher risk to get cancer in the other breast. If this occurred, it would not be a spread from the first cancer, but a new tumor that you would approach like this one biopsy, surgery, maybe chemo, etc. Hope this helps.