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Could you give me some information on different types of breast cancer?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Definitely: There are lots of different subtypes of breast cancer. All have different prognoses and different recommended treatments.
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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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
A large number: Wikipedia is pretty good on this. It's a major research subject nowadays as well as a big part of a pathologist's job. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/breast_cancer_classification.
A female asked:

What is inflammatory breast cancer? Is inflammatory breast cancer different from other types of breast cancer? What is the difference?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Different: Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare form of aggressive or advanced breast cancer. Breast cancer cells get into the lymphatic channels in the skin of the breast causing noticeably hard, red, swollen & discolored breasts. Sometimes can be confused with a breast infection. Skin biopsy makes the diagnosis.
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Skin biopsies CAN be negative with inflammatory breast cancer. A negative skin biopsy does not rule out inflammatory breast cancer!
Mar 19, 2013
A 22-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of breast cancer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
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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