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what type of breast cancer do i have?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Check Path Report: Every breast cancer patient should request a copy of their pathology report for their records: the type of cancer will be written there. The most common is ductal, followed by lobular. Other rare types include medullary and tubular. The type of breast cancer each has unique characteristics but the stage remains more critical.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Variable: Breast cancer is divided into different categories depending on different criteria. A typical description at least should include-the histolopathological type, the grade, the stage of the tumor, and the expression of proteins and genes.You should have an access of those information and have further detail discussion with your oncologist as this will impact on your treatment options, prognosis etc.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology 31 years experience
Pathology: Although the two most common types of invasive breast cancer are "ductal" and "lobular", there are many less common varieties. However, the most important features are not necessarily the type of breast cancer, but the size, lymph node status, presence/absence of metastatic disease and hormonal/her-2 status of the tumor.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: The type of breast cancer reflects the cells of origin within the breast and what these cancer cells look like under the microscope. Different types include ductal, lobular, medullary, tubular, and mucinous. These types do behave differently, so this information is important; however, the stage of the cancer better predicts prognosis.
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Is a fibroadenoma a type of breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast. They are often estrogen sensitive and are prone to grow in estrogen-rich environments. Accordingly, it is not uncomon for these to develop after puberty, pregnancy, or following the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. If a biopsy has been performed to establish the diagnosis, they do not need to be removed.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Survival various types breast cancer?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Varies: Survival depends on many factors, such as overall health, age, stage of disease and response to treatment. Additional information may be found at www.Cancer.Org.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is most common type of breast cancer?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Infiltrating ductal: The most common type of breast cancer is called infiltrating ductal carcinoma.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some types of breast cancer treatments?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Complex: The type of treatment depends on the type of cancer that is diagnosed. The main treatments: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormonal. To read more information, check these sites: breastcancer.Org, komen.Org and the american cancer society.

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