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invasive lobular carcinoma survival rate

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Stage-Dependent: Breast cancers are staged based upon the size of the cancer, lymph node or distant organ involvement, direct extension to the skin or chest wall muscl ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Good: It is essentially the same as the more common invasive ductal carcinoma. Survival is dictated by tumor size, presence of cancer in lymph nodes, recep ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
5 year: survival rate is approximately 70%.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It depends.: Your chance for cure or prognosis is primarily dependent on your stage of cancer rather than the type (lobular, ductal, etc.). The cancer stage is b ... Read More
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Good: Lobular breast cancer is more frequently multifocal and bilateral than ductal carcinoma. However, with mastectomy (lumpectomy may not be sufficient) a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Biopsy: The only way to definitively diagnose any cancer is by obtaining a tissue sample via a biopsy. For breast cancer this can be done as a core needle bio ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Although both are breast cancers they are different in the significance attached to them. Lobular carcinoma is more likely to be larger, lymph node p ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Different: Lobular carcinoma is less common and often does not form a lump. Please see these sites for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/inva ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Mastectomy: Mastectomy and lumpectomy are the 2 standard surgical procedures for breast cancer. Most evidence suggests they are equally effective in treating thi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes, please: Breast cancer at age 33 meets criteria for brca testing. The results may significantly impact one's surgical treatment decision (best to do before rad ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: As long as you are not receiving chemotherapy, you may breastfeed after breast cancer treatment. If your cancer was treated by radiation therapy, it ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: I trust that you were treated for breast carcinoma and are now blessed with a child. Cancer is not transmitted through milk, though some other disease ... Read More
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