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What type of breast cancer do I have?

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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Dr. Barry Kahn
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Breast cancer is divided into different categories depending on different criteria.
A typical description at least should include-the histolopathological type, the grade, the stage of the tumor, and the expression of proteins and genes.You should have an access of those information and have further detail discussion with your oncologist as this will impact on your treatment options, prognosis etc.

In brief: Variable

Breast cancer is divided into different categories depending on different criteria.
A typical description at least should include-the histolopathological type, the grade, the stage of the tumor, and the expression of proteins and genes.You should have an access of those information and have further detail discussion with your oncologist as this will impact on your treatment options, prognosis etc.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Check Path Report

Every breast cancer patient should request a copy of their pathology report for their records: the type of cancer will be written there.
The most common is ductal, followed by lobular. Other rare types include medullary and tubular. The type of breast cancer each has unique characteristics but the stage remains more critical.

In brief: Check Path Report

Every breast cancer patient should request a copy of their pathology report for their records: the type of cancer will be written there.
The most common is ductal, followed by lobular. Other rare types include medullary and tubular. The type of breast cancer each has unique characteristics but the stage remains more critical.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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