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Outcome For Invasive Ductal And Invasive Lobular 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
I have invasive ductal carcinoma with lobular features and widespread LVI in a buckshot like pattern after lumpectomy ecad pos lymph nodes pos treat?
What is question: Sorry to hear about your problem but not clear on what your question is. ...Read more
Lobular carcinoma is less common and often does not form a lump. Please see these sites for more information.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/invasive-lobular-carcinoma/ds01063
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328. ...Read more
Probably no, but...: Most of the statistics I have seen show similar rates of lobular cancer in carriers of BRCA 1/2 mutations (which is the most common recognizable inherited breast cancer trait) compared to non-carriers. Exception: carriers of CDH1 mutations (hereditary diffuse gastric cancer syndrome) have high risk for aggressive stomach cancer and lobular breast cancer. ...Read more
What is the difference in the treatment of stage 1A invasive lobular & stage 1A invasive ductal breast cancer? Tumor size is 1.1 cm, nuclear grade 1.
Sister almost done radiation treatments for mixed ductal/lobular breast cancer. Noticed that her breast looks dimpled. Could this be from radiation?
Unlikely: Radiation therapy can cause some degree of scarring or deformity of the breast. But it doe snot develop so soon...it takes a few years for radiation related changes in the breast form to show. Therefore it is most likely due to prior surgery. Ask your treating doctors for better explanation of the changes in the appearance of her breast ...Read more
My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?
No its medullary:
A quote from Lancethttp://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/9167459:
"The occurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma was not significantly different between carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and controls. Medullary or atypical medullary carcinoma was, however, found more often in BRCA1 (13%, p ...Read more
Twin sister has breast cancer. Says she has ductal AND lobular cancer. Surgery, chemo, radiation And hormone therapy after. Prognosis for this type?
Prognosis is Stage-b: The prognosis of breast Cancer is dependent on stage of her Cancer at the time of diagnosis. Most breast cancers are stage-1 or 2 and patients do very well, living near normal lives. Check in case she had stage-3 cancer....which does carry risk for recurrence in the future. I think she will do well over the next 5-10 years but needs to remain under surveillance as there is always some unpredictabi ...Read more
Sir, can a patent affected by invasive lobular carconima can do any type of exercise and diet restriction, if yes which one.... Plzz help me out....
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
I would not: As the blockage is often a "stone" and self removal could lead to damage of the duct i'd seek the help of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Breast cancer: I suspect you're referring to breast cancer. At this point, the best next step is to consult oncologist as he may suggest further steps. You may need medication or you may need surgery and medication. There are other factors that play determining role in treatment selection such as tumor size, its spread, lymph node involvement, certain gene or/and receptor presence. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Help please? What is the survival rate of 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breat cancer w/node involvement?
5 year survival: Assuming you had maximal therapy, 74% live 5 years. But remember there are new treatments coming out all the time, and this data is using medications that were available 5 years ago, not the newest ones. ...Read more
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
More than 50%: This is a hard question. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time of survival. At 5 years after diagnosis, 50-60% of women with stage 3 breast cancer are alive. Other factors are age, receptor status of the tumor, number of lymph nodes involved, and treatment. Remember that survival is improving all the time! ...Read more
Best treatment for invasive and in-situ carcinoma with lobular features, sbr grade 2, 8mm in size?
If this was a....: ...Exam question, i'd say: lumpectomy with sentinel node analysis followed by radiation or mastectomy with sentinel node. Either would be followed by 5-10 years of oral endocrine therapy (tamoxifen or ai) if the tumor is er or pr positive. There may be other factors I'm not aware of that may move a doc to take a different approach so have a good talk with your doc about your options. ...Read more
Pr ER and cerbb2 all negative stage 1b full mastectomy with recon size 0.8 CM invasive lobular casinoma in situ do not want chemo what's yr opinion?
Not usually needed: Breast cancer is very complicated and there are many variables, so hard to say in your particular case. But generally, lcis is usually considered a marker for increased risk of an invasive cancer in both breasts (at equal risk). Invasive lobular carcinoma is treated like "regular" or ductal carcinoma. Your post seems contradictory (it can't be both in situ and invasive). Would need more info. ...Read more
Highly Variable: 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. ...Read more
I have stage 1, grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. How long do I have before this goes to stage 2?
Doesn't 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