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I have just been diagnosed with infiltrative ductal carcinoma (breast)? What happens next?

I have just been diagnosed with infiltrative ductal carcinoma (breast)?  What happens next?

Several steps: The surgeon will discuss options for breast surgery. You may chose conservation or mastectomy. If there is plan for a lumpectomy a sentinel lymph node sample might be suggested. Your tumor will be tested for her-2, hormone receptors, and sometimes for an oncotype test to determine the best preventative treatment. The team should review all of the options. A genetics test might also be suggested. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is survival rate with invasive ductal carcinoma of breast?

What is survival rate with invasive ductal carcinoma of breast?

Stage-Dependent: Breast cancers are staged based upon the size of the cancer, lymph node or distant organ involvement, direct extension to the skin or chest wall muscles, 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%. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is it possible for breast high grade ductal carcinoma insitu (dcis) to spread to the major organs ?

Is it possible for breast  high grade ductal carcinoma insitu (dcis) to spread to the major organs  ?

Yes, though rare. : We know that a very small % of pts with high-grade dcis will have lymph node involvement, of which a smaller % can develop distant (metastatic) disease. ...Read more

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Grade 1 invasive ductal carcinoma, 2 spots, family history, 47 years of age, small breasts. should I get double mastectomy?

Grade 1 invasive ductal carcinoma,  2 spots, family history, 47 years of age, small breasts. should I get double mastectomy?

It is your choice: Breast cancer can be adequately treated with a lumpectomy in most cases. So a mastectomy is not really necessary. But based on your breast size, your doctor can guide you best. Many women opt for reconstructive surgery at the same time as removal of your breast cancer. ...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?

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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