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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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. Andrew Berry
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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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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

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Is having two tubular adenomas removed from your colon and then having one hyper-plastic and another adenoma removed 3yr later increase cancer chance?

Is having two tubular adenomas removed from your colon and then having one hyper-plastic  and another adenoma removed 3yr later increase cancer chance?

adenoma: The vast majority of colon cancers arise from adenomas. Will screen small adenomas are removed before they become malignant. Simply having any adenomas increases your lifetime risk of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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I had two tubular adnomas removed in '09 at 33, one hyperplastic and one tubular adenoma removed in '12. Am i likely to get colon cancer. No fam hstry?

I had two tubular adnomas removed in '09 at 33, one hyperplastic and one tubular adenoma removed in '12. Am i likely to get colon cancer. No fam hstry?

tubular adenomas: The fact that you have tubular adenomas at such an early age probably does slightly raise your lifetime risk of colon carcinoma. However, now that you know you can have careful followup and screening to make sure all adenomas are removed before they can develop into colon cancer. ...Read more

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I have a tubular adenoma in my left breast can it turn into cancer and should I have it removed right away?

I have a tubular adenoma in my left breast can it turn into cancer and should I have it removed right away?

Rare but benign: These are quite uncommon. I don't believe they have any malignant potential beyond normal breast, but if the mass bothers you, feel free to have it excised. Since it's uncommon, see if your biopsy has been or can be looked at by two pathologists. ...Read more

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Had breast ck. dr feels "tubular shape" pain w/touch,said poss overstimulated gland in tail of breast. Wants 1 month f/u. Could this be cancer? 31y/o

Had breast ck. dr feels "tubular shape"  pain w/touch,said poss overstimulated gland in tail of breast. Wants 1 month f/u. Could this be cancer? 31y/o

Breast mass: Any new breast mass should be worked up with a mammogram. Chances are is benign but better to be safe than sorry. Ask your doctor to get a mammogram or an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Possibility of having colon cancer two years after having colonoscopy that revealed two polyps 1 hyper, 1 tubular and diverticulosis.

Possibility of having colon cancer two years after having colonoscopy that revealed two polyps 1 hyper, 1 tubular and diverticulosis.

Exceptions are there: Cancer usually takes 5 years to start and get detected but there are exceptions. Also, sometime, due to to poor preparation, everything will not be seen in colonoscopy. Please discuss with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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I have tubular ectasia, tiny calcification ,mild hydrocele on rt testis and bilateral epididymal cysts as us report.had penile cancer 4 yr ago. help?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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I have tubular ectasia,  tiny calcification ,mild  hydrocele on rt testis and bilateral epididymal cysts as us report.had penile cancer 4 yr ago. help?

Best thing is ...: ... leave then alone and do nothing with these findings as long as being mentally and physically acceptable and bearable since the reported findings are common with little clinical significance. So, just watch and see. More? Ask your urologist, or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best... ...Read more

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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

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What is transitional cell carcinoma?

What is transitional cell carcinoma?

TCC: TCC is a malignancy which arises from the lining cells of the bladder or ureters. Its also know as urothelial carcinoma. TCC is most commonly found in the bladder and usually discovered about seeing blood in the urine. Once biopsied a pathologist will determine grade and depth of invasion. Both will determine treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of basel cell carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of basel cell carcinoma?

Basal cell cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is a common skin cancer. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight is the most important risk factor. Can manifest as as a pink or flesh-colored papule- slightly scaly papule or plaque. Ulceration is common. This is a locally inavisve cancer and diagnosed usualy at early stage- thus it is highly curable- with surgical resection. ...Read more

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What is a carcinoma and how is it different from a malignancy?

Confusing terms: Malignancy is a generic term, like cancer. There are many different kinds depending on the location of the cancer, and the cell type. Carcinoma is another generic term that just means cancer. Specific types of carcinoma are adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, neuroendocrine cancer, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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