What's the chromosome number of infiltrating ductal carcinoma?

Depends on grade. The level of chromosomal aberrations in infiltrating ductal carcinoma is correlated with the grade of the cancer cells. "grade" means the microscopic appearance and corresponds with how closely the cancer cells try to form normal breast structures. High grade or poorly differentiated infiltrating ductal carcinomas tend to have more chromosomal abnormalities than non-high grade carcinomas.

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Grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma infiltrating as cords and tumour cells in a fibroadipose stroma, what does this mean?

Breast cancer. It will need to be treated in order to save your life. The information about the appearance are to help the physicians determine exactly how best to treat it, and there will be some more studies done. I'm sorry this is breast cancer, but today the large majority of these tumors are cured. Read more...
Grade 2. There are 2 basic forms of breast cancer, ductal and lobular. Yours tumor is a ductal but it sounds like it has some lobular features, in particular it's infiltrating as cords sometimes called "Indian file infiltration". I don't think this has any clinical significance. See your oncologist and follow their advice. Most important is knowing lymph node status. Best of luck and God bless. Read more...

Ductal carcinoma deadly?

Stage-Dependent. Breast cancers are staged based upon the size of the cancer, lymph node or distant organ involvement, and unique molecular features of the tumor. Published rates of 5-yr survival (http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage) vary quite a bit based on these variables, between 15%-93%. The type of cancer (ductal, lobular, etc) doesn't impact survival. Read more...

Describe to me what ductal carcinoma cancer is?

Breast cancer. Ductal carcinoma in-situ is the earliest stage of a breast cancer. It is also referred to as dcis or non-invasive breast cancer. Dcis is when the cancer cells are growing within the breast ducts. At this stage, it is usually not palpable on physical examination. It is usually discovered where there are abnormal microcalcifications seen on a mammogram. Read more...
See below. Ductal carcinoma is the most common form of breast cancer. It forms in the milk ducts of the breast. It can be non-invasive (in situ), or an invasive ductal carcinoma. Usually needs lumpectomy surgery and maybe sentinel lymph node surgery if the cancer is an invasive type. Will be tested for hormone receptors, size of tumor, etc. Read more...

What is ductal carcinoma and who does it affect the most?

Breast Cancer. This term typically refers to breast cancer which arises from the milk ducts of the breast. Treatment depends on different patient preferences and testing results. It then involves a multidisciplinary approach which may involve surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Read more...