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Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?

Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?

Yes: Complete pathology review following mastectomy surgery can often identify other small microscopic lesions. Dcis is a non-invasive early brsst cancer & would not affect the prognosis nor likely change her treatment plans. This is also an example of why additional treatment with hormone & radiation therapy is given if a person had only had a lumpectomy surgery. ...Read more

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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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

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What are the tests for breast carcinoma?

What are the tests for breast carcinoma?

Mammogram/ultrasound: The main tests used to evaluate for breast cancer are digital mammograms and breast ultrasound. If there is any abnormality or palpable lump, a core or fine needle biopsy is performed. Other tests used to help: mri, bsgi, pem. Your physician and radiologist will determine which tests are best for each individual. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of breast carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of breast carcinoma?

None: Breast cancer does not usually cause symptoms. It can be a palpable mess or just an abnormal finding on the mammogram. It depends on the size. Aim is usually not a characteristic finding unless a large mass is palpable. ...Read more

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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

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What is the treatment for breast carcinoma?

What is the treatment for breast carcinoma?

Surgery: The treatment for. Ready cancer is usually surgery. Breast conservation or mastectomy. Sometimes may need chotherapy and or radiation therapy. See a doctor for specific. It is different for every pt. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is breast cancer the same as breast carcinoma?

Hello docs, is breast cancer the same as breast carcinoma?

Essentially yes: Most of the time it would refer to the same thing, although there are other rare malignancies that can develop in the breast (sarcoma or lymphoma) that are not carcinomas. ...Read more

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What can I expect if i've been diagnosed/treated for breast carcinoma in situ?

What can I expect if i've been diagnosed/treated for breast carcinoma in situ?

Should be fine: You will need to have a surgery to remove the breast carcinoma in situ. In addition to that -if you have a lumpectomy- you would need to get an a radiation therapy following the surgery to reduce risk for recurrence and tamoxifen would be recommended to take for 5 years. You should have a mammogram yearly basis and self breast examination is recommended. Prognosis is good as it is not invasive. ...Read more

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Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects breast carcinoma? What is required to diagnose?

Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects breast carcinoma? What is required to diagnose?

Life saving: The usual first step after a concerning clinical breast exam is a mammogram and possibly an ultrasound. If there are abnormal findings on those tests, then either a short term follow-up study or a biopsy of some sort - needle biopsy, incisional biopsy, lumpectomy, etc - may be indicated. If the mammogram / sonograms are normal, but the abnormal physical exam persists, then a biopsy is warranted. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for breast carcinoma?

Several: General surgeons provide surgical treatment, oncologists use chemotherapy, radiation oncologists supervise radiation treatment and family doctors coordinate overall care. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more