ductal carcinoma cancer

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Dr. Winnie Polen answered:

Describe to me what ductal carcinoma cancer is?

Breast cancer

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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.
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Is it possible during treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma that you could also develop inflammatory breast cancer?

Yes

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It can happen if the tumor is resistant to the current therapy. Rare but it does occur so regular follow up is important. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Stephen Berns answered:

Recently diagnosed with ductal carcinoma (stage 1) breast cancer. Is it normal if the doctor wants me to have a lumpectomy?

Yes

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A lumpectomy may be necessary to remove the remain tumor, as well as giving you the best option to conserve breast tissue.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Is ductal carcinoma in situ really breast cancer? Can lifestyle, nutrition or supplements affect its course or occurrence?

Precancerous

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Carcinoma in-situ is just one step short of cancer. There is no scientific evidence for or against life style changes altering the course of in-situ lesions. You may engage in life style changes that promote a healthy life style but should not omit conventional treatment. Steve Jobs low grade cancer became fatal while he tried to treat it by alternative methods. See your doctor.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

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

It depends on many f

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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
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Dr. John Geisler answered:

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

Breast cancer

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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
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

If report reads: estrogen reactor weakly positive,progesterone negative, HER2 negative &invasive ductal carcinoma. Is this a triple negative cancer?

Even a weak ER+

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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.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

Ductal carcinoma deadly?

Stage-Dependent

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Breast cancers are staged based upon the size of the cancer, lymph node or distant organ involvement, and unique molecular features of the tumor. Published rates of 5-yr survival (http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage) vary quite a bit based on these variables, between 15%-93%. The TYPE of cancer (ductal, lobular, etc) doesn't impact survival.
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Dr. Bryan P. Wu answered:

What's the chromosome number of infiltrating ductal carcinoma?

Depends on grade

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The level of chromosomal aberrations in infiltrating ductal carcinoma is correlated with the grade of the cancer cells. "Grade" means the microscopic appearance and corresponds with how closely the cancer cells try to form normal breast structures. High grade or poorly differentiated infiltrating ductal carcinomas tend to have more chromosomal abnormalities than non-high grade carcinomas.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

What is the survival of invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2?

High

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Published 5-yr survival rates are 81% for IIa and 84% for IIb breast CA. Keep in mind this includes mortality from other causes and reflects patients treated almost a decade ago. For more info...http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage
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