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How long does treatment usually last for invasive ductal carcinoma?

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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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