What is the final stage of breast cancer?

Stage IV. Stage 4 breast cancer is defined as cancer that has spread from the breast to other organs. This is also known as metastatic disease. While not curable by traditional definitions, if the cancer is sensitive to chemotherapy, people may live years with treatment.

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My relative has metastatic breast cancer, going through the final stages. Is it advisable for her daughter to undergo tests? Is cancer hereditary?

Need More Info. As many as 10-15% of breast cancers in the us are believed to be hereditary. These are linked to mutations of a particular group of genes called the brca genes. There is a simple blood test to check to see if someone has a brca mutation. If your relative was diagnosed at an early age and/or there are other family members w/breast or ovarian cancer, it may be appropriate for your relative. Read more...
Yes, some forms of. Breast cancer are hereditary. It's best to ask your relative's doctor what if she had the genetic type of breast cancer. If your relative got it at a fairly young age, it is definitely advisable for her daughter to get genetic testing. Read more...

What are the final symptoms or stages for someone with stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to brain?

It depends on the. Size, number, and location of the mets. Mets cause swelling, which can result in headache, nausea, weakness, seizures, or difficulty with thinking, speech, or vision depending on the part of the brain. In patients who succumb to the mets, it is usually swelling leading to difficulty breathing and loss of consciousness. Steroids and radiation (possibly surgery) are treatments that may help! Read more...
Stage 4. Well, unfortunately stage 4 is the highest stage and indicates disease (in this case breast cancer) that has spread distantly. However, depending on certain aspects of the specific tumor involved, some patients can have excellent, long lasting responses to chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. The oncologist should be able to provide you with more specifics for the case you describe. Read more...

Stage of breast cancer as a relation to prognosis?

Yes. Breast cancer can be stage 0 non-invasive. Stage1, stage 2, stage 3 and stage 4. Each of the stages has a variety if statistical possible outcomes and results. Also depends on cell type, hormone receptors, dna of the tumor, response to treatments and radiation, underlying health factors, etc. Too complicated to discuss here. The oncologist can be more specific for the patient's specific situation. Read more...
Varies. Survival depends on many factors, such as overall health, age, stage of disease and response to treatment. Additional information may be found at www.Cancer.Org. Read more...

Do women lose their breast regardless of what stage of breast cancer they have?

No. The decision between a mastectomy (whole breast out) vs. Lumpectomy (only the tumor out) depends on many factors. Sometimes is a medical decision but very often is a personal decision made by the patient. Each choice has its pros and cons and patients should be well informed so they can make a selection they feel comfortable with. Read more...
No,,, Early stage breast cancer may not need anything more than lumpectomy, especially if they have negative axillary lymph nodes. Read more...

What to do if I have intented a formula that can cure first stage of breast cancer, how can I share it to the world?

Trial and publish. you will need to open a clinical trial to make sure that it is not just a pure luck/chance and no bias and it is something that is reliable . clinical trial has to be run in certain ways to ensure quality control of the result. then following a clinical trial, then you can publish the result. Read more...

Is radiation therapy necessary when I have early stage of breast cancer with all clear margins?

Adjuvant radiation. For early stage of breast cancer-when a breast sparing surgery-i.e. Lumpectomy is able to be done with clear margins- postsurgical radiation therapy is recommended to reduce risk for local recurrence to the affected breast. So, the asnwer is yes, it is necessary. Read more...
Radiation,don't know. I do agree with dr. Ho, with the exception of triple negative breast cancertnbc is neg for estrogen, progesterone, her2 receptors because of this there is not a direct chemo treatment. Also this type of breast ca -about 15% of breast cancers-is usually not very sensitive to radiation therapy it is quite responsive to chemotherapy (non-hormonal) . If you are "autoimmune" rads may not work well. Read more...
Yes! There is nothing that makes a surgeon more uncomfortable after a lumpectomy than hearing the question: "did you get it all?" cancer is very humbling and it's growth is not completely predictable. While our margins may be "clear", we know many women will return with cancer at this lumpectomy site within 2-3 years unless radiation therapy is given. With rare exception, radiation rx is necessary. Read more...

For oncologists, I am a pharmacist I want to know Invasive ductal carcinoma in which stage of breast cancer?

1 or more. Once the tumor has turned invasive, there is a possibility that it will cause death, so that it needs a stage of at least one. Some of the preinvasive lesions get a zero. Only when it's been determined how far the cancer has gotten can we narrow in on the exact stage. The oncologists will tell you the same. Read more...
It is a cancer. The stage depends on the size of the tumor as well as involvement of lymph nodes in the axilla. It is at least stage 1 cancer but could be higher stage if the nodes are positive or the tumor is bigger than 2cm. Read more...
Could be any stage. Once invasive could be any stage depending on spread in a " in situ " cancer ( Stage 0 )the cancer cells are staying in side the duct , almost like sleeping inside milk dicts ( dormant ) once they break out from limiting ( holding ) membrane and comes our of duct then termed as invasive cancer the staging begins like Stage I and on to other stages . II , III . IV .Good Luck in your profe. Read more...
Invasive ductal CA. Invasive ductal refers only to the type of tumor. Stage involves lymph node sampling and size of tumor. Please read the info on this link: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/healthprofessional/page3. Read more...