This is a post-menopausal 58-year-old female in whom a mass was discovered in her right breast during her annual mammography.
Her gynecologist referred her to a breast surgeon; results of her biopsy revealed 3 cm ductal carcinoma
Pathology shows: ER & PR–, HER2 IHC 3+
Clinical staging; T2aN1M0
Her surgeon discussed the patient’s case at the Breast Tumor Board and it was suggested that the patient be referred to a medical oncologist for consideration of HER2-targeted neoadjuvant therapy.
The surgeon shared his opinion with the patient who agreed to go to the medical oncologist to discuss her options.