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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 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?

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

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What are the symptoms of invasive carcinoma of bladder?

What are the symptoms of invasive carcinoma of bladder?

Blood in urine: The earlist symptom of carcinoma of the bladder is blood in urine. It may be obvious to the naked eye or require microscopic examination of urine. Later symptoms may include pain, weakness, dysuria, urinary infection and symptoms from metastases, depending on the site of metastases. ...Read more

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How is invasive lobular carcinoma (ilc) usually diagnosed?

Biopsy: The only way to make a diagnosis of ilc is by biopsy (usually needle biopsy). The problem with ilc is that it often does not show up on a mammogram or sonogram until it is large or a lump can be felt. That is why the diagnosis of ilc is often made later than other types of breast cancer. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of invasive carcinoma of the uro-bladder?

What are the symptoms of invasive carcinoma of the uro-bladder?

Bladder problems: Usually patients may notice bloody urine, frequency of urination, burning sensation and obstructive symptoms such as weak stream and double voiding. Pain in the bladder is a possibility. If one has symptoms of bladder infection and yet not improved with multiple antibiotics, cystoscopy should be considered to rule out bladder tumors. ...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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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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Are there any natural treatments for invasive carcinoma?

Are there any natural treatments for invasive carcinoma?

I do not believe so: Invasive cancer are best treated with surgery when they are localized. Radiotherapy can also help in local control. Some tumors require chemotherapy in addition to surgery. There are no natural simple treatments which have proven track record of controlling cancer. So be careful and avoid being mislead. ...Read more

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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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Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same as invasive ductal ca?

Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same as invasive ductal ca?

No: Although both are breast cancers they are different in the significance attached to them. Lobular carcinoma is more likely to be larger, lymph node positive and estrogen positive then invasive ductal. A study in the ann surg oncol. 2010 jul;17(7):1862-9. Epub 2010 feb 17 suggests that invasive lobular carcinoma has a better prognosis stage for stage than invasive ductal carcinoma. ...Read more