Top
10
Doctor insights on: Tnm Staging Of Breast Carcinoma

Share
1

1
Describe breast cancer staging according tnm?

Describe breast cancer staging according tnm?

Tumor,Nodes,Mets: The t, n, m system classifies breast cancers based upon tumor size(t), lymph node status(n), and presence of cancer elsewhere in the body(m). Stage i is limited to small cancers +/- microscopic ln disease. Stage ii describes tumors 2-5cm +/- ln disease. Stage iii is for more advanced tumors (>5cm, skin/chest wall involvement) +/- multiple/distant ln. Stage IV describes metastatic disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen
1,337 doctors shared insights

Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


2

2
Breast cancer staging according TNM means what?

Breast cancer staging according TNM means what?

TNM breast cancer: Tnm is one of the staging system commonly used for cancer. It stands for t-tumor ( the size of the tumor- the bigger is the tumor the higher is the stage) ; n- nodal status ( involvement to the lymph glands) - and m- presence of metastatic disease to the distant organ. See more here: http://cancer.Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/breast/page7. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What is the definition or description of: pet-ct breast cancer staging?

What is the definition or description of: pet-ct breast cancer staging?

PET - CT: Pet-ct scans are a means of combining the x-ray of a ct scan with the functional study of a pet scan. The pet scan can see over-active cells that are actively using glucose. The over-active cells may represent cancer cells and is a means of telling if cancer cells are spreading or growing somewhere in the body. The ct scan may see a growth & the pet scan can see if the growth has overactive cells. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
If you get breast carcinoma, how do you feel?

If you get breast carcinoma, how do you feel?

Initially no symptom: A breast cancer can grow for about 8 to 10 years before it reaches 1 centimeter in diameter - about 3/8's of an inch. A breast cancer that size would likely have no symptoms at all, and would be unlikely to be detected on a breast exam by you or your doctor. However, a breast cancer could show up on a mammogram years before it reaches even 1 centimeter in size. Do your mammograms as recommended. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
How does having breast carcinoma change things?

How does having breast carcinoma change things?

Life-changer: I think that every person who is diagnosed with any type of cancer goes thru that initial "shock" which can be overwhelming. However, most (breast) cancers can be readily treated, and many cured. The best thing to do is to aggressively seek out medical info and try to "take control" of the disease, rather than the other way around. In time, one will hopefully get back to their normal lives. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is metastatic breast carcinoma?

What is metastatic breast carcinoma?

Cancer 'elsewhere': Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from its organ of origin to another part of the body. For example, the most common sites of metastases for breast cancer are the lungs, liver, and bone. Most breast cancers, when caught early and treated in a timely manner, do not ever spread to other organs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is breast cancer the same as carcinoma?

Is breast cancer the same as carcinoma?

Cancer=carcinoma: Carcinoma is the latin word for cancer. Many different cancers are carcinomas...Like breast, lung, colon, and prostate. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Is breast cancer the same as a breast carcinoma?

Is breast cancer the same as a breast carcinoma?

Pretty much: 99+ percent of breast cancers are classed as carcinoma. Sarcomas tend to arise in connective tissue like muscle and bones and are rare in the breast, as is lymphoma. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast carcinoma and the path report indicates poorly differeriated invasive. Meaning?

I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast carcinoma and the path report indicates poorly differeriated invasive. Meaning?

Aggressive tumor: Inflammatory bc causes redness and swelling of the breast mimicking and often mistaken for infection initially. They block the lymphatics in the skin. Usually arising from the lining duct cells, they are usually "poorly differentiated"- loosing much of their semblance to more normal looking cells and behave badly. They need aggressive mulitmodality treatments. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Can breast carcinoma be cured?

Can breast carcinoma be cured?

Yes for many: Breast carcinoma is curable as long as it has not metastasized to other organs {stage 4}. The probability of cure is dependent on factors such as stage and hormone receptor status. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,224 doctors shared insights

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


Staging (Definition)

Many diseases have specific treatments based on their severity. A disease can have certain criteria to determine their severity and applying this criteria to determine how advanced the disease state is called staging. Most commonly this is applied to cancer, and be determining how far the cancer has spread locally and/or to distant sites a stage of cancer can be ...Read more