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What are the treatments for invasive ductal carcinoma in situ?

What are the treatments for invasive ductal carcinoma in situ?

INVASIVE or DCIS?: These terms are incongruous: dcis is, by definition, breast cancer that has not "broken out" of the ducts and entered the adjacent supportive tissue of the breast; invasive, or infiltrating ductal cancer, by definition, has. The treatment of these 2 diseases is quite different since there is a risk of systemic disease with the latter. Please clarify, thanks. ...Read more

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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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What treatments can you get for ductal carcinoma in situ?

More info needed: Surgery, radiation, hormonal pill. More info needed on size and extent of disease. ...Read more

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What is the usual prognosis and treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ?

What is the usual prognosis and treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ?

Excellent Prognosis: Dcis is usually treated with a combination of surgery followed by radiation therapy. The local control rates approach 100% this way. Cosmetic outcome is usually good to excellent and treatment itself is generally well tolerated. ...Read more

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When doctors say ductal carcinoma in situ, what does "in situ" mean?

When doctors say ductal carcinoma in situ, what does "in situ" mean?

"in place": Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast is a breast cancer which has started in the ducts of milk glands (as most breast cancers do) but not yet invaded beyond that into the fat of the breast. Untreated, it has a high likelihood of becoming invasive breast cancer, a potentially fatal disease. Treated DCIS has a high cure rate. Some with DCIS benefit from taking med to prevent 2nd cancer. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the cause of ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

I need to know what is the cause of ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

Genetic mutations: This is mostly a random event. There's a natural instability in the human genome even if you are never exposed to anything that's obviously a mutagen. The other factors that place you at risk for breast cancer (nulliparity, brca1 / brca2 mutations, etc.) are risk factors here, but no woman (and actually no man either) is immune. ...Read more

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What causes ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

What causes ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

Viral insertion: DCIS is the earliest phase of transformation to malignancy developing in the ductal system before invasion into parenchyma has occurred. It is defined on mammo by clustered microcalcification. In general the long terminal repeat of the MMTV viral genome enters the ductal cell to initiate transformation. with time the cells become aggressive and invade basement membrane helped by the EBV virus ...Read more

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Is ductal carcinoma in situ really breast cancer? Can lifestyle, nutrition or supplements affect its course or occurrence?

Precancerous: Carcinoma in-situ is just one step short of cancer. There is no scientific evidence for or against life style changes altering the course of in-situ lesions. You may engage in life style changes that promote a healthy life style but should not omit conventional treatment. Steve jobs low grade cancer became fatal while he tried to treat it by alternative methods. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of multifocal ductal carcinoma in situ, left breast and right subdural hematoma?

What is the meaning of multifocal ductal carcinoma in situ, left breast and right subdural hematoma?

cancer and clot: Multifocal means mutiple seperate sites of cancer cells in the ducts or tubes of the breast. In situ means the cancer has not spread outside the ducts, into the surrounding breast tissue. In this instance the problem is in the left breast. Subdural hematoma is a blood clot between the brain surface and the membrane (called dura) covering the brain. In this instance the clot is the right side. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for "invasive ductal carcinoma"?

What are some treatments for "invasive ductal carcinoma"?

Multi-modality: It would depend on the stage of the disease, but generally surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, and /or chemotherapy are the treatments. ...Read more

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How long does treatment usually last for invasive ductal carcinoma?

How long does treatment usually last for invasive ductal carcinoma?

Depends: The length of treatment depends on the components of multidisciplinary care. Surgery can range from outpatient to 2-3day stay. Chemotherapy can range from 3-6 months depending on the drugs and regimen chosen. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is typically given for 1 year. Radiation ranges from 5 days (apbi) to 7 weeks. Hormonal therapy is typically given for at least 5 years. ...Read more

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48 in the hsptl barely able to eat drink speak stage 4 trip neg bc ductal carcinoma it spread everywhere has listeriosis in her blood shell fight this she's too sick for treatment please help me?

There is treatment f: There is treatment for triple neg breast cancer. Just find a good medical oncologist who knows about breast cancer. We have over 10 drugs which can control metastatic breast cancer. Just make sure that these have been made available to you. They include: doxorubicin, paclitaxel, nab paclitaxel, docetaxel, navelbine(vinorelbine), eriibulin, capecitabine, cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, gemcitabine. ...Read more

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I have stage 1, grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. How long do I have before this goes to stage 2?

I have stage 1, grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. How long do I have before this goes to stage 2?

Doesnt 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

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What is the survival of invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2?

What is the survival of invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2?

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

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How fast could invasive ductal carcinoma metastasis?

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

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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma begin metastasis?

How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma begin metastasis?

Variable: It is well-established that cancer survival is related to timing of diagnosis, however, it's not that simple. Some aggressive cancers may spread very early and others may never regardless of timing. Furthermore, one's overall health (and immune system) may play a major role. Thankfully, most breast cancers are curable. ...Read more

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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma develop metastasis?

How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma develop metastasis?

Can be quick, but: Could be years or never. You do not mention: size; stage, nodes + or -, age, receptor status (er, pr, her-2-neu). Breast cancer treatment can effect chance of relapse. I find the questions about speed odd...The true answer is we do not know in an individual what will happen, and rely on group statistics to frame what we tell patients. I emphasize, that individual may not behave like a group. ...Read more

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Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same as invasive ductal carcinoma?

Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same  as invasive ductal carcinoma?

Different: 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

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I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 11 years ago,but I prefer to follow a naturopathic doctor, may i know your opinion about naturophatic medicine?

I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 11 years ago,but I prefer to follow a  naturopathic  doctor, may i know your opinion about naturophatic medicine?

No: People should stick with our regular allopathic medicine. There are as many ways to practice regular allopathic medicine as there are doctors. Each doctor is a little different in personality and practice style. After all, we're all human. I don't recommend any other types of "doctors". ...Read more

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What is invasive ductal carcinoma?

Breast cancer: This is the common locally advanced form of breast cancer that must be treated immediately to maximize your survival chances. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Carcinoma In Situ (Definition)

Depends on where this diagnosis was made. Is a non-invasive disease. Ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast is treated with lumpectomy and sometimes hormone therapy & radiation. Lobular carcinoma in situ of breast is treated as a benign pre-cancerous lesion. Cancer in situ of the colon treated as an early cancer with surgery. Gynecologist can answer this ...Read more


In Situ (Definition)

Means localosed in place. Medical terms is for carcinoma "localized and did not spread out" it is really description of precancerous condition with bad name that disturbs many patients. Carcinoma in situ is not a killer. If left untreated will develop into invasive cancer ...Read more