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invasive ductal carcinoma

Biopsy report reads as follows: invasive ductal carcinoma, grade II/III, stage 3 sbr-ee,  birads-5 nuclear 3/3 tubular 3/3 mitotic 1/3 What exactly does all this mean?

Research, Knowledge and Information :


Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) - breastcancer.org


Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), sometimes called infiltrating ductal carcinoma, is the most common type of breast cancer. About 80% of all breast cancers are ...
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Ductal Carcinoma (Invasive and In Situ) - WebMD


WebMD explains invasive ductal carcinoma and ductal carcinoma in situ, two types of breast cancer. Find out what they are, how they’re diagnosed, and how they’re ...
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Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) - National Breast Cancer ...


What is invasive ductal carcinoma? The abnormal cancer cells that began forming in the milk ducts have spread beyond the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue.
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Invasive carcinoma of no special type - Wikipedia


Invasive carcinoma of no special type (NST) also known as invasive ductal carcinoma or ductal NOS and previously known as invasive ductal carcinoma, not otherwise ...
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Invasive Ductal Carcinoma - Symptoms and Treatments


What kind of breast cancer is invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)? What are the symptoms, characteristics, treatments, and prognosis?
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Invasive Ductal Carcinoma - Hopkins Medicine


Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for invasive ductal carcinoma—from the Johns Hopkins Breast Center in Baltimore, MD. Also get info for medullary ...
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Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) - National Breast Cancer ...


What is Ductal Carcinoma In Situ? Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a non-invasive cancer where abnormal cells have been found in the lining of the breast milk duct.
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Invasive Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Treatments, Prognosis


Two types account for about 95% of invasive breast cancer. Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). This is the most common type, ... Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC).
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invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2a, grd 2, node negative treatment options

If I was going to choose to NOT have chemo and rads I would at least have had a mastectomy. I would not have made any of the choices your sister made. Best wishes.
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What do my biopsy results mean? Diagnosed today :(

Well, it will definitely mean surgery of some type; either lumpectomy or mastectomy. Any further treatment will depend on the final Pathology report from whatever surgery you have and will be a decision arrived at by you and your Oncologist. It's going to be a "one step at a time" process so you shouldn't be doing any guessing at this point. What one person has will be vastly different from the next as each case is individual and so is each treatment plan. Hang in there and try to be as patient as possible ...   Regards ...
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Reoccurrence Question

Hi there. You are correct.  Having the mastectomy will increase the chance of cure since this would remove any residual malignant cells, whether microscopic or visible to the naked eye.  Treating cancer successfully usually entails this very first crucial step, which is the removal of all tumor cells as cleanly as possible.  I suggest you discuss the procedure well with your surgeon to know the risks (every surgery has risks) and benefits and make sure you are able to understand them.  I hope your operation will be as uneventful as possible.  Regards and God bless.
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pT1cN1aMx Breast Cancer

Hi, I am so sorry that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer... I am going to try to help as much as I can with your questions,but I am not a doctor,therefore you should ask your Surgeon/Oncologist,who has all your medical record,to explain everything to you in details. From what I gather,your report states that you have invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) pT1cN1aMx ,means that your cancer is estrogen and progesterone positive and your HERe is negative which is a good thing regarding management.Your cancer grade is 2 meaning that the abnormal cells activity are moderate or intermediate. Unfortunately you have lymph nodes that are affected and in this case Chemotherapy would be recommended as well as medication such as Tamoxifen or other drug that interrupts the hormone estrogen and its connection to breast cancer. I am sorry if I cannot be more helpful,but I am sure your doctor will take good care of you,taking in consideration also your heart problem and will plan the best specific treatment for your particular case. With proper treatment, I am hopeful that you'll beat this dreadful disease and be well on the road for a complete recovery. Wishing you all the best and good luck!
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Questions? Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

It's difficult to tell someone what questions to ask .... I think the main thing at this point would be regarding your recovery from surgery as well as what to do and what not to do following the procedure. I'm hoping that you have been told what to expect after surgery since it's only a couple days away. Each Surgeon has their own routine so it's hard to be exact here ... there will be drains (2 most likely) that will be connected to a bulb type affair and will need to be emptied and measured to track the amt. of drainage. These will be removed (and it varies) 5 to 10 days after surgery depending on the amount of drainage. I had no pain post-op but that's relative also .... I went home without a dressing except for a gauze where the drains were placed. I was allowed to shower the day of discharge;  stayed overnight in the hosp.; had surgery at noon and came home the following evening. Back to see the surgeon about a week after surgery. If you can get a "Softee" brand camisole to wear after surgery and also when you have radiation. It's too late to get it so you can wear it home from the hosp, ... it is very soft with seams on the outside, can be stepped into and has little pockets for the drain bulbs. They are a wonderful item .... even have pockets for a fluffy padding if you don't care to look flat on one side. They can be purchased at Medical Supply stores that handle post-mastectomy supplies. Your treatment will not begin until some healing has taken place and the treatment will be determined by your Oncologist after all the Pathology reports are completed. If you have other concerns please feel free to post them or contact me by private message if you prefer.   Wishing you all the best ....
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Breast cancer-lumpectomy confused about oncologist treatment options

Avoid the chemotherapy if you can because of its serious side effects. You should build up your immune system so that your body can recover from the treatment and protect you in the future. You might want to contact an alternative MD for appropriate supplements.
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mammary carcinoma

You need to have detailed discussions with your Surgeon and your Oncologist. Since the CA is both ductal and lobular it is evidently invasive in one of the foci. Prognosis will depend on the treatment and the response of the cancer to it; no way to tell at this point but your Oncologist may be able to give an opinion in general terms. Once you have been diagnosed with breast cancer there is always the chance of recurrance OR metastises and also there is always a possibility of another primary cancer in the unaffected breast. Regards .....
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pathology report clarification

True and final grading of the tumor won't be done until it is removed. I would (if I were you) see an Oncologist as to which path you should follow now unless a definite recommendation has been made by your Breast Surgeon. The decision for Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy should be made after your complete history plus the current findings have been correlated by one of the above mentioned Physicians. Taking into consideration your family history plus the fact that you mention having many calcifications in both breasts a recommendation of Mastectomy wouldn't surprise me though.   Regards ....
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Invasive Ductal carcinoma of Left b

Hi Diana, and welcome to our community! I am sorry that you are having to deal with a new cancer dx, this time of breast cancer. Regarding your question of what type of surgery and what other tx is required, members of your tx team, who will have available all of your images (including those from the upcoming MRI), your full path report from your biosies, other test results,and any relevant medical hx as well as your current medical status, will be in the best position to make recommendations for your particular case. Meanwhile, a few thoughts about what  may factor into that decision: 1.  Your information did not give the size of the tumor which was labeled IDC. With BC staging, "size matters," and that may influence the type of surgery recommended.  Also, the findings from the MRI will figure in, since multifocal BC often dictates mastectomy, while a single BC, if not too large, can often be managed with breast conserving surgery (BCS), or lumpectomy. 2. Your full receptor status has not yet been established, due to the      inconclusive HER2 results, but since you are ER-/PR-, the eventual outcome will either be "triple negative" (TNBC) or HER2 pos.  Both of these tend to be associated with more aggressive cancers (and your cancer  cells are Grade 3, which is the most aggressive of the Grades 1-3) which are more likely to spread or recur, so aggressive treatment, including chemo, is usually recommended even when there is no lymph node involvement. (I will add below a link to a recent thread that discusses HER2+ BC.) Some of our members with this type of cancer have insisted on bilateral mastectomy (with or without reconstructuion) to reduce the possibility of recurrence, even if they were offered the option of lumpectomy. Others choose lumpectomy if that is an option, but follow up with chemo (and Herception if they have HER2+ BC) and radiation, to try to wipe out any possible micrometastases. I am sorry not to have better news for you, but please keep in mind that recent advancements (such as the use of Herceptin) are improving the outlook for even aggressive types of BC. Best wishes, bluebutterfly
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