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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma spread

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
It depends: Breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma (idc) "spread" rate depends on multiple factors including: cancer size, location, biologic characteristics, wh... Read More
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
It depends: Tumors that are grade 3, or that have a high "proliferation rate", may spread more quickly than grade 1 or 2. Tumors that are er- (estrogen receptor ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Can be quick, but: Could be years or never. You do not mention: size; stage, nodes + or -, age, receptor status (er, pr, her-2-neu). Breast cancer treatment can effect ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Can do it at once: The excised invasive ductal carcinoma is a snapshot in time and no one knows how long it's been invasive. But the moment invasion has occurred, the po... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
IDC can present: With metastasis, or they may never occur. Factors include: size of tumor, er/pr?Her-2-neu status, lymph node involvement. Metastasis are reported ev... Read More
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: Invasive breast cancer has the ability to spread but not all invasive cancers do spread, especially if caught early. Cancer grows at different rates i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Depending on the stage, untreated it will definitely spread, if caught early and treated, then less likely, but monitoring for a long time (5-10 years... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Highly Variable: The risk of breast cancer growing outside of the breast is most dependent on the aggressiveness of the cancer and the stage at diagnosis; it is less r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Breast cancer: This is the common locally advanced form of breast cancer that must be treated immediately to maximize your survival chances.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
An invasive: Cancer is dangerous, meaning it can lead to death even if all the right things are done. So, i'd need more deatils to help put in perspective the dang... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
High: Published 5-yr survival rates are 81% for iia and 84% for iib breast ca. Keep in mind this includes mortality from other causes and reflects patients... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
More than 50%: This is a hard question. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Many organs: The first likely tissue where metastases occurs in invasive ductal cancer is the lymph nodes on the armpit or behind the chest wall. Other organs may ... Read More