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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

How dangerous is high grade invasive ductal carcinoma?

An invasive

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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
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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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How bad is diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma high grade?

Depends

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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.
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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma spread?

It depends

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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.
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Where does invasive ductal carcinoma metastasize?

Many organs

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The first likely tissue where metastases occurs in invasive ductal cancer is the lymph nodes on the armpit or behind the chest wall. Other organs may include the bones, lungs, liver, brain, adrenal glands, skin, bone marrow, the lining around the lungs or heart or the abdomen. Other parts of the body are less often sites of spread.
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How fast could invasive ductal carcinoma metastasis?

Highly Variable

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The risk of breast cancer growing outside of the breast is most dependent on the aggressiveness of the cancer and the stage at diagnosis; it is less related to the TYPE of breast cancer (ductal, lobular,etc). While metastatic disease may be present at the time of diagnosis, a majority of breast cancer patients NEVER develop metastases.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma begin metastasis?

Variable

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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.
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Dr. Travis Kidner answered:

What are some treatments for "invasive ductal carcinoma"?

Multi-modality

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It would depend on the stage of the disease, but generally Surgery, Radiation, Hormone Therapy, and /or chemotherapy are the treatments.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma develop metastasis?

Can be quick, but

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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.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

What are the treatments for invasive ductal carcinoma in situ?

INVASIVE or DCIS?

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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.
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