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What type of breast cancer do I have?

What type of breast cancer do I have?

Pathology: Although the two most common types of invasive breast cancer are "ductal" and "lobular", there are many less common varieties. However, the most important features are not necessarily the type of breast cancer, but the size, lymph node status, presence/absence of metastatic disease and hormonal/her-2 status of the tumor. ...Read more

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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


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What is most common type of breast cancer?

Invasive ductal: Invasive ductal carcinoma (otherwise known as infiltrating ductal carcinoma) is the most common type of actual breast cancer. ...Read more

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Which type of breast cancer kills the most women?

Which type of breast cancer kills the most women?

Stage-Dependent: Breast cancer survival is more related to the stage rather than the type (ductal, lobular, medullary, etc). Anatomic staging looks@the size of the cancer&the presence of lymph node and/or distant organ involvement. Molecular staging looks at the presence or absence of specific tumor markers(estrogen-, progesterone-, her2/neu receptors). The most difficult cancers to rx are those w/metastases. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what type of breast cancer could this be?

Could you tell me what type of breast cancer could this be?

You haven't included: Information about your symptoms. You can clarify and re-ask question. However, if you do have breast cancer - the only reliable course of action is to dialog with your doctor (s). ...Read more

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Is there a type of breast cancer that has more chance of recurrance with time?

Is there a type of breast cancer that has more chance of recurrance with time?

Triple negative: Stage for stage - triple negative (er-, pr-, her2-) has the highest recurrence rate. In general hormonally responsive (er+) tumors have lower recurrence rates. ...Read more

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Is it possible for any type of breast cancer for the symptoms get better or do they continue to get worst?

Is it possible for any type of breast cancer for the symptoms get better or do they continue to get worst?

It depends : Symptoms of breast cancer vary by stage from localized to breast to generalized to body. Some symptoms may fluctuate between better and worse over short intervals of days but they generally slowly progress unless treatment is started. ...Read more

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Is a fibroadenoma a type of breast cancer?

Is a fibroadenoma a type of breast cancer?

No: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast. They are often estrogen sensitive and are prone to grow in estrogen-rich environments. Accordingly, it is not uncomon for these to develop after puberty, pregnancy, or following the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. If a biopsy has been performed to establish the diagnosis, they do not need to be removed. ...Read more

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What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread

What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread

Possibly IBC: Inflammatory breast cancer occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. It looks like an infection, so doctors often try antibiotics first, delaying diagnosis. However, infection is also a possibility. See a doctor immediately for these symptoms. If it is cancer, your symptoms don't mean it has spread. But you need a biopsy of any lump! ...Read more

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Are there different types of breast cancer?

Are there different types of breast cancer?

Yes w/ongoing evol.: Current thinking has identified different subtypes of breast cancer based on their cellular origin and genetic makeup - luminal (phenobarbital) a, luminal (phenobarbital) b, her2 overexpressing, and basal-like/triple negative. This is beginning to allowed more targetted therapy. Moving forward, molecular analysis and microarray genomic analysis may allow even more specificity. ...Read more

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What are the two main types of breast cancer?

What are the two main types of breast cancer?

Ductal and lobular: The the two common types of breast cancer are ductal and lobular. Lobular cancers start from the groups of cells that produce milk when you have a baby. Ductal cancers start from the cells form the hollow tubes or ducts that carry the milk to the nipple. ...Read more

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Which types of food that can help breast cancer?

Which types of food that can help breast cancer?

Anticancer diet: A pt turned me onto this book with tons of great ideas. Never heard of tumeric before this. Check it out at your library. ...Read more

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How many different types of breast cancer are there?

How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?

What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?

A large number: Wikipedia is pretty good on this. It's a major research subject nowadays as well as a big part of a pathologist's job. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/breast_cancer_classification. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of breast cancer that are not hereditary?

Are there certain types of breast cancer that are not hereditary?

Yes: Most breast cancers (85%) are not hereditary and occur in women with no family history of breast cancer. There is a 1 in 9 chance that a woman with no family history of breast cancer will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. ...Read more

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Different types of breast cancer. Are some a lot worse than others?

Different types of breast cancer. Are some a lot worse than others?

Yes: There are several types of breast cancer, and some are worse than others, for instance a sarcomotoid breast cancer is very aggressive nd resistant to treatment. Even within ductal carcinomas (the most common type of breast cancer) we now recognize three separte types, luminal (phenobarbital) a, luminal (phenobarbital) b, and basal, with basal being the most aggressive. ...Read more

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Which type of tests or examinations should be done for breast cancer?

Which type of tests or examinations should be done for breast cancer?

Cancer diagnostics : Most of the time- depending on your oncologist and type / aggression / symptoms of your breast cancer- a patient can get tumor markers with generalized labs, mammogram for the opposite side, x-rays or cts for symptomatic areas (spine or other bones), mris for suspicious lesions, and pet scans for aggressive tumors. On your breast cancer tissue- hormone receptor markers and pathology. ...Read more

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Which type of test is performed for men in detection of breast cancer?

Which type of test is performed for men in detection of breast cancer?

Same as in: Women, mammogram, sometimes mri. Chances of getting breast cancer in males is really low compared with women. ...Read more

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Could you give me some information on different types of breast cancer?

Could you give me some information on different types of breast cancer?

NCI: National cancer institute website (www.Cancer.Gov) has info by cancer type. There are other reputable websites as well. Do not get your info from sites that sound like like "uncle joe's cancer network" not all you read in the web is true. ...Read more

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Is it true that breast cancer is the only type of cancer that is hereditary?

Is it true that breast cancer is the only type of cancer that is hereditary?

No: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer , familial colon adenomatosis polyposis , hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer , multiple endocrine neoplasia ii, multiple endocrine neoplasia i, von hippel-lindau, ; li-fraumeni syndrome can be genetically linked. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. 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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more