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i need to know what is lobular carcinoma?

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Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Type of breast ca: About 15% of breast cancers are the lobular type. They develop from the milk-producing lobules in the breast. They are usually estrogen receptor positive and they respond well to hormone therapies like tamoxifen.
Answered on Dec 16, 2013
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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Even though the rumors respond well to hormonal therapy, the first part of treatment is removal by some form of invasive procedure. Anything from stereotactic needle biopsy to some form of surgery will need to remove the tumor itself, then some form of sampling of lymph nodes is also needed.
Dec 15, 2013

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