A 48-year-old member asked:
Could you give me some information on different types of breast cancer?
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Medical Oncology 35 years experience
NCI: National cancer institute website (www.Cancer.Gov) has info by cancer type. There are other reputable websites as well. Do not get your info from sites that sound like like "uncle joe's cancer network" not all you read in the web is true.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Different types of breast cancer. Are some a lot worse than others?
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Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Definitely: There are lots of different subtypes of breast cancer. All have different prognoses and different recommended treatments.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Are there different types of medications used for to treat breast cancer? What are the differences?
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Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Yes.: Some breast cancers are dependent on estrogen, so hormone therapy is used to either prevents the formation or block the effects of estrogen. Some have growth stimulated by a chemical call her2-neu, and there are drugs to block that. Finally there are chemo drugs that can kill all types of breast cancers.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?
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Pathology 44 years experience
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What is inflammatory breast cancer? Is inflammatory breast cancer different from other types of breast cancer? What is the difference?
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General Surgery 39 years experience
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Are there different types of breast cancer?
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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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