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A 46-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 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.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It depends on many f: Most women with localized breast cancer do very well and there is high cure rate. Overall 75%-80% of breast cancers are curable. But you need to know what stage of cancer it is? You should also know what subtype(there are 3 different types) of breast cancer it is. Further there is the matter of what type of adjuvant therapy(post surgery treatment) was used. I'am sure your oncologist can answeryr.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I know I have invasive ductal carcinoma versus inflammatory breast cancer?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Biopsy: First, the physical examination of the rare form of inflammatory breast cancer will show diffuse red swelling of the skin of much of the breast. Biopsy of the breast skin would show cancer cells in the skin lymphatics. Invasive ductal breast cancer is contained in the breast tissues and not spreading into the breast skin.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Does having ductal carcinoma mean that you have breast cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: Ductal carcinoma is one of the kinds of cancer that originate in the breast. If it's about you, don't be scared. Make sure you see a good team of docs with expertise in this field.
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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 ?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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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