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Describe to me what ductal carcinoma cancer is?

Describe to me what ductal carcinoma cancer is?

Breast cancer: Ductal carcinoma in-situ is the earliest stage of a breast cancer. It is also referred to as dcis or non-invasive breast cancer. Dcis is when the cancer cells are growing within the breast ducts. At this stage, it is usually not palpable on physical examination. It is usually discovered where there are abnormal microcalcifications seen on a mammogram. ...Read more

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An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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My wife was just diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2 breast cancer. What can you tell me about this kind of cancer?

My wife was just diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2 breast cancer. What can you tell me about this kind of cancer?

Palpable lesion: Stage II breast cancer indicates a slightly more advanced form of breast cancer. The cancer cells have spread beyond the original location and into the surrounding breast tissue, and the tumor is larger than in stage I disease. However, stage II means the cancer has not spread to a distant part of the body. At resection the lymph nodes were neg and treatment standard depending on hormone status. ...Read more

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

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

Breast cancer: The tissue from surgery or biopsy is sent to a pathologist to be looked at under a microscope. The pathologist looks at the slide and determines the type of breast cancer. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma her2 positive breast cancer and papillary thyroid cancer at age 40?

What are the odds of having stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma her2 positive breast cancer and papillary thyroid cancer at age 40?

Odds are low.: But it is still possible to have both. Risk of having papillary thyroid before forty is about 13/100,000. Risk of having breast Ca is about 11/100,000. The overlap of the two independent events is slightly less than 1 in a million. ...Read more

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If report reads: estrogen reactor weakly positive, progesterone negative, her2 negative &invasive ductal carcinoma. Is this a triple negative cancer?

If report reads: estrogen reactor weakly positive, progesterone negative, her2 negative &invasive ductal carcinoma. Is this a triple negative cancer?

Even a weak ER+: Makes this better prognosis, and depending on other factors (oncotype, size, nodes) invite the use of tamoxifen or Arimidex or Letrozole after chemo. All triple negative is not the same. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is tamoxifen essential in invasive ductal carcinoma (HR+/ER+)? Does additional chemotherapy is neccesary in stage 1 cancer?

Is tamoxifen essential in invasive ductal carcinoma (HR+/ER+)?
Does additional chemotherapy is neccesary in stage 1 cancer?

Yes, depends: Yes, anti-estrogen therapy is essential for ER+/PR+ invasive ductal carcinoma. While tamoxifen is used in premenopausal women, femara or arimidex used in postmenopausal women. Some stage I breast cancers (ER+/PR+) do not require further chemotherapy, others do. The need for additional chemotherapy can be assessed by tumor size, recurrence score from a special molecular testing, and etc. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Does having ductal carcinoma mean that you have breast cancer?

Does having ductal carcinoma mean that you have breast cancer?

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. ...Read more

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