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Dr. Devon Webster
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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma spread?

How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma spread?

It depends: Tumors that are grade 3, or that have a high "proliferation rate", may spread more quickly than grade 1 or 2. Tumors that are er- (estrogen receptor negative) or her2+ spread more quickly than other types. Inflammatory breast cancer of any type can spread in days; the other types of invasive ductal carcinoma generally take months. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma begin metastasis?

How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma begin metastasis?

Variable: It is well-established that cancer survival is related to timing of diagnosis, however, it's not that simple. Some aggressive cancers may spread very early and others may never regardless of timing. Furthermore, one's overall health (and immune system) may play a major role. Thankfully, most breast cancers are curable. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma develop metastasis?

How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma develop metastasis?

Can be quick, but: Could be years or never. You do not mention: size; stage, nodes + or -, age, receptor status (er, pr, her-2-neu). Breast cancer treatment can effect chance of relapse. I find the questions about speed odd...The true answer is we do not know in an individual what will happen, and rely on group statistics to frame what we tell patients. I emphasize, that individual may not behave like a group. ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast begin to metastasis?

How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast begin to metastasis?

Depends: Invasive breast cancer has the ability to spread but not all invasive cancers do spread, especially if caught early. Cancer grows at different rates in people depending on age, hormone status of the tumor and genetic make up of the person. It is important to understand all of your options regarding treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Raja Mudad
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Can invasive ductal carcinoma spread to other parts of the body?

Can invasive ductal carcinoma spread to other parts of the body?

Yes: Depending on the stage, untreated it will definitely spread, if caught early and treated, then less likely, but monitoring for a long time (5-10 years) is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Marianna Post
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How fast could invasive ductal carcinoma metastasis?

How fast could invasive ductal carcinoma metastasis?

Depends: Depends on size, grade, location, receptors and many other conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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How bad is diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma high grade?

How bad is diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma high grade?

Depends: Not all breast cancers are the same and many other factors help to predict better or poorer outcomes such as tumor grade, # of positive lymph nodes, estrogen receptor status, her2neu status, etc. A score called oncotype DX based on genetic profiling of the cancer helps define prognosis also and tailor decisions as to the best and most beneficial treatment to use. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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How dangerous is high grade invasive ductal carcinoma?

How dangerous is high grade invasive ductal carcinoma?

An invasive: Cancer is dangerous, meaning it can lead to death even if all the right things are done. So, i'd need more deatils to help put in perspective the danger and risk: age, size, nodes +/-, er, pr, her-2-neu status. Focus on positive after realizing the danger. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Can you let me know is invasive ductal carcinoma really "no big deal"?

Can you let me know is invasive ductal carcinoma really "no big deal"?

Who said that???: That is the most common category of breast cancer, so i'm not sure why anybody would say such an absurd thing. It is curable if found early but it kills thousands of women every year. Ask the husband who lost a wife or the child who lost a mother if they think it's no big deal. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the survival of invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2?

What is the survival of invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2?

High: 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. ...Read more

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