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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Tubular Carcinoma (Overview)

Tubular breast cancer is a type of invasive ductal cancer, so named because of it's appearance under the microscope. This represents 5-10% of all breast cancers. It tends to occur in women over 50 and is usually low-grade. All things being equal, our cure rates are very high with this type of cancer.


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My mom was recently diagnosed with tubular carcinoma. Whats that?

My mom was recently diagnosed with tubular carcinoma. Whats that?

Breast cancer: I think your mother is diagnosed to have breast cancer, if not please let us know. Tubular cancer is one type of breast cancer that is usually less aggressive that the more common type (ductal cancer). However, treatment is essentially the same, if the cancer is small and early stage, partial mastectomy with breast conservation, lymph node sampling and radiation afterwards is usual. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
4 doctors shared insights

Tubular Carcinoma (Overview)

Tubular breast cancer is a type of invasive ductal cancer, so named because of it's appearance under the microscope. This represents 5-10% of all breast cancers. It tends to occur in women over 50 and is usually low-grade. All things being equal, our cure rates are very high with this type of cancer.


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Are there any new treatments for tubular carcinoma?

Are there any new treatments for tubular carcinoma?

Depends: If you mean tubular carcinoma in the breast, then we are taking about a probably better behaved cancer and can probably be treated with less (often no chemo) vs. Other subtypes of breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tubular carcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: tubular carcinoma?

Type of Breast CA: Tubular breast cancer is a type of invasive ductal cancer, so named because of it's appearance under the microscope. This represents 5-10% of all breast cancers. It tends to occur in women over 50 and is usually low-grade. All things being equal, our cure rates are very high with this type of cancer. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for tubular carcinoma?

Depends: If you mean tubular carcinoma in the breast, then we are taking about a probably better behaved cancer and can probably be treated with less (often no chemo) vs. Other subtypes of breast cancer. ...Read more

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My mom was recently diagnosed with tubular carcinoma. Why?

My mom was recently diagnosed with tubular carcinoma. Why?

Breast Cancer: Tubular carcinoma is a rare form of breast cancer where the microscopic appearance of the tumor cells resemble tubes. These account for only about 2% of breast cancers and usually carry a good prognosis with low risk of lymph node metastasis. Treatment is usually conservative surgery followed by radiation +/- adjuvant systemic therapy depending on other factors. ...Read more

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My mom was recently diagnosed with tubular carcinoma. Whats that?

Breast cancer: I think your mother is diagnosed to have breast cancer, if not please let us know. Tubular cancer is one type of breast cancer that is usually less aggressive that the more common type (ductal cancer). However, treatment is essentially the same, if the cancer is small and early stage, partial mastectomy with breast conservation, lymph node sampling and radiation afterwards is usual. ...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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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