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I have invasive lobular carcinoma. What are my chances of complete recovery?

I have invasive lobular carcinoma. What are my chances of complete recovery?

Good: Lobular breast cancer is more frequently multifocal and bilateral than ductal carcinoma. However, with mastectomy (lumpectomy may not be sufficient) and sentinel lymph node biopsy, with follow-up hormone therapy and/or radiation should yield a good outcome, depending on the grade and stage of the cancer. Stage is most important, along with hormone receptor status. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of invasive carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of invasive carcinoma?

Depends: "invasive carcinoma" of what? Breast, lung, tongue, ? The symptoms depend on the tumor type and location. Cancer 1-2-3 -- 1) diagnosis, 2) staging, prognosis, 3) treatment options. Need more informotion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: invasive carcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: invasive carcinoma?

Tissue: Has organized surfaces with cells resting on a basement membrane. Invasive cancers disrupt that membrane and gain access to blood vessels, subcutaneous tissues, and lymphatics. ...Read more

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Tubular invasive carcinoma?

Tubular invasive carcinoma?

Breast cancer: Tubular carcinoma is a type of breast cancer that has a better prognosis. A carcinoma, unless stated to be in-situ, is by definition invasive. ...Read more

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Whats tubular invasive carcinoma?

Whats tubular invasive carcinoma?

Not a clear question: Tubular carcinoma is a type of breast cancer that has a better prognosis. A carcinoma, unless stated to be in-situ, is by definition invasive. ...Read more

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What is invasive ductal carcinoma?

Breast cancer: This is the common locally advanced form of breast cancer that must be treated immediately to maximize your survival chances. ...Read more

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What is invasive carcinoma and sarcoma?

What is invasive carcinoma and sarcoma?

Epithelial vs connec: Carcinomas and sarcomas are, by definition invastive. Carcinomas are cancers of epithelial lining tissues whereas sarcomas are cancers of connective tissue, bone and lymphoid tissue. Carcinomas are more common. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with minimally invasive follicular carcinoma two years ago. After treatment was told I am cured, but what is my long term prognosis?

Probably cured: You're young, and folks under 45 who have this stuff in their thyroids and don't have metastatic disease at the time of surgery usually get a cure. There's a new paper http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22853727. ...Read more

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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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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