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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma spread

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: Breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma (idc) "spread" rate depends on multiple factors including: cancer size, location, biologic characteristics, wh ... Read More
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Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Variable: It is well-established that cancer survival is related to timing of diagnosis, however, it's not that simple. Some aggressive cancers may spread very ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
43 years experience Pathology
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
31 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Breast cancer: This is the common locally advanced form of breast cancer that must be treated immediately to maximize your survival chances.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Not all breast cancers are the same and many other factors help to predict better or poorer outcomes such as tumor grade, # of positive lymph nodes, e ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Who said that???: That is the most common category of breast cancer, so i'm not sure why anybody would say such an absurd thing. It is curable if found early but it kil ... Read More

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