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.
Days-to-months. Length of treatment varies by treatment modality and cancer stage. Most women will undergo surgery first; if a lumpectomy is performed, radiation therapy must also be given, which may last for 1-7 weeks; chmotherapy, when indicated, may be given over 3 months to 1 year.
I have SOD II &was just diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. I am terrified my treatments will reignite my symptoms. Any advice on how to proceed?
SOD II?? Elaborate.
Depends. The treatment options include: surgery, radiation, chemo and hormonal therapy. To determine what will be prescribed for you, the tumor size, lymph node involevment and spread to other organs is important information to know. Make sure you ask questions and explore all options. Sometimes a 2nd opinion can be helpful.
Multi-modality. It would depend on the stage of the disease, but generally surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, and /or chemotherapy are the treatments.
Surgery. The extent of the disease, that is how big it looks, on the mammogram or MRI will be a big factor in discussion with your surgeon about how best to treat this tumor. If small, then many women prefer lumpectomy (removal of the dcis and a clean margin of breast tissue) and radiation. If the area is large, then mastectomy with or without reconstruction is usually preferred.
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.
No good answer here! Invasive ductal carcinoma, and ductal carcinoma in situ are not the same thing. They are often treated in similar fashion, with surgery and radiation. But without a clear understanding of what you are describing there is unfortunately no good answer here.
Invasive or in situ? One needs to differentiate between invasive and in situ cancer. The local therapy options are generally the same (breast conservation versus mastectomy). Invasive cancer however requires additional attention focused on systemic issues. In situ disease by definition has not yet developed the potential to spread/metastasize.
Excellent. The prognosis for people with dcis is excellent, with cure rates approaching 100%. Treatment varies by the type and extent of dcis: sometimes a lumpectomy alone is sufficient, often supplemented by radiation therapy. Occasionally, it may be best to have a mastectomy if the dcis is present throughout the breast. After treatment, tamoxifen is offered to prevent a second cancer from developing.
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.
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?
Be there for her. Thank you for writing. It's clear that you care deeply. Your friend has the right to accurate information about the likely outcome of any aggressive interventions as opposed to hospice care. Let her know that whatever she chooses, you will remain with her. Many people live to their 90s without someone caring so much about them as you do about this special person. Peace.
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.
More info needed. Surgery, radiation, hormonal pill. More info needed on size and extent of disease.
DCIS. Treatment will be including surgical resection (lumpectomy vs mastectomy). It will be followed with radiation therapy if lumpectomy is chosen. Then, anti estrogen therapy- (for er+ dcis) - to decrease risk for recurrence and breast cancer development to the same breast and opposite breast. Discuss further with your oncologist.
Is it possible during treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma that you could also develop inflammatory breast cancer?
Need more details. It is unusual to be faced with this question because invasive cancer simply means the cancer is real and not in-situ (stage-0) any more. Inflammatory cancer is one type of invasive cancer. Other types are called invasive ductal carcinoma or invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast.
Yes. It can happen if the tumor is resistant to the current therapy. Rare but it does occur so regular follow up is important. Hope this helps.