U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Natick, MA
A 41-year-old female asked:

Dx w/ invasive ductal carcinoma er + & pr +. grade 2. waiting on dcis. meeting w/ two oncologists & surgeon. what do i ask??

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Depends tumor size: If tumor small and was non palpable but only defined on mammogram, if lesion with intraductal components smaller than 1 cm, and sentinel node bx neg. I would wait to hear about margins. Margins that are adequate about 1cm around lesion suggests lesion in high 90% cure without RT. If larger lesion then possibly RT and tamoxifen.
Last updated Dec 31, 2019


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.