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A 23-year-old male asked:

For oncologists, i am a pharmacist i want to know invasive ductal carcinoma in which stage of breast cancer ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
1 or more: Once the tumor has turned invasive, there is a possibility that it will cause death, so that it needs a stage of at least one. Some of the preinvasive lesions get a zero. Only when it's been determined how far the cancer has gotten can we narrow in on the exact stage. The oncologists will tell you the same.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It is a cancer: The stage depends on the size of the tumor as well as involvement of lymph nodes in the axilla. It is at least stage 1 cancer but could be higher stage if the nodes are positive or the tumor is bigger than 2cm.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Could be any stage: Once invasive could be any stage depending on spread in a " in situ " cancer ( Stage 0 )the cancer cells are staying in side the duct , almost like sleeping inside milk dicts ( dormant ) once they break out from limiting ( holding ) membrane and comes our of duct then termed as invasive cancer the staging begins like Stage I and on to other stages . II , III . IV .Good Luck in your profe
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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
Invasive ductal CA: Invasive ductal refers only to the type of tumor. Stage involves lymph node sampling and size of tumor. Please read the info on this link: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/healthprofessional/page3
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the survival statistics for breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: There are many factors needed to know, not just the cell type . It depends on tumor size, lymph node status, and possible dna cell type evaluation. Need to review all the reports with your oncologist to get accurate information on the expected results with proper treatments.
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