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A 49-year-old female asked:

Stage 2 invasive duct breast cancer that spread to lobule. doing mri on other side to see if there is cancer there. might be in lymph nodes does stage change if it is in lymph nodes and other breast too? what is usual treatment? thanks

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Staging breast CA: The stage will be affected by the presence in lymph nodes, but if it is in the opposite breast, it will be a second primary which will be staged independently. It's commonplace to have a primary on each side and still get a good outcome
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the follow-up and for your kind words. I hope that the outcome is favorable.
Oct 22, 2016
Dr. Hosea Mcadoo
Radiology 56 years experience
Need Oncologist: You have asked a thoughtful and important question. That has to be answered by a qualified oncologist. It is complicated and depends on protocols and full knowledge of your situation. If you are not sure of an answer from one oncologist get a second opinion from another. I am not an oncologist and not qualified to give the answer you deserve.

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