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How long does treatment usually last for invasive ductal carcinoma?

How long does treatment usually last for invasive ductal carcinoma?

Depends: The length of treatment depends on the components of multidisciplinary care. Surgery can range from outpatient to 2-3day stay. Chemotherapy can range from 3-6 months depending on the drugs and regimen chosen. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is typically given for 1 year. Radiation ranges from 5 days (apbi) to 7 weeks. Hormonal therapy is typically given for at least 5 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What are some treatments for "invasive ductal carcinoma"?

What are some treatments for "invasive ductal carcinoma"?

Multi-modality: It would depend on the stage of the disease, but generally surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, and /or chemotherapy are the treatments. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for invasive ductal carcinoma in situ?

What are the treatments for invasive ductal carcinoma in situ?

INVASIVE or DCIS?: These terms are incongruous: dcis is, by definition, breast cancer that has not "broken out" of the ducts and entered the adjacent supportive tissue of the breast; invasive, or infiltrating ductal cancer, by definition, has. The treatment of these 2 diseases is quite different since there is a risk of systemic disease with the latter. Please clarify, thanks. ...Read more

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What is the usual prognosis and treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ?

What is the usual prognosis and treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ?

Excellent Prognosis: Dcis is usually treated with a combination of surgery followed by radiation therapy. The local control rates approach 100% this way. Cosmetic outcome is usually good to excellent and treatment itself is generally well tolerated. ...Read more

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48 in the hsptl barely able to eat drink speak stage 4 trip neg bc ductal carcinoma it spread everywhere has listeriosis in her blood shell fight this she's too sick for treatment please help me?

48 in the hsptl barely able to eat drink speak stage 4 trip neg bc ductal carcinoma it spread everywhere has listeriosis in her blood shell fight this she's too sick for treatment please help me?

There is treatment f: There is treatment for triple neg breast cancer. Just find a good medical oncologist who knows about breast cancer. We have over 10 drugs which can control metastatic breast cancer. Just make sure that these have been made available to you. They include: doxorubicin, paclitaxel, nab paclitaxel, docetaxel, navelbine(vinorelbine), eriibulin, capecitabine, cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, gemcitabine. ...Read more

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What treatments can you get for ductal carcinoma in situ?

More info needed: Surgery, radiation, hormonal pill. More info needed on size and extent of disease. ...Read more

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I have stage 1, grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. How long do I have before this goes to stage 2?

I have stage 1, grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. How long do I have before this goes to stage 2?

Doesnt work that way: It is common, but not right, to think of cancer stages (1, 2, 3, 4) as a progression 1->2->3->4. However, the more we learn about cancer the more we learn that some cancers may begin as stage III or IV - they can spread from the very beginning. In your case, stage 1 breast cancer, if completely removed, may never come back. There is no set time period in which we expect it to become stage 2. ...Read more

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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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