Breast cancer histology

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Avatar n tn Before giving you prognosis statistics, I would just like to make it clear that these statistics are applicable to POPULATIONS of women who have breast cancer of the same stage and type. The numbers may not necessarily be applicable to INDIVIDUAL patients. For example, when I say that the five year survival rate of women with Stage IIB is 81%, it means that of 100 women studied with Stage IIB disease, 81 were still alive after 5 years while 19 have died.
Avatar n tn Suina 11/04/07 I was diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years ago (microcapillary intraductal carcinoma in association with a mucocele like lesion). I had a lumpectomy and radiation. This week I was diagnosed (in the same breast) with "infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Nottingham histologic grade 3. Modified black's nuclear grade 3. Carcinoma in situ component present, comedo type, modified black's nuclear grade 3. No lymphatic/vascular invasion identified.
Avatar n tn The multiple tumors that your doctors found may have prompted him to suspect that this could be cancer metastatic to the breast rather than being a primary breast cancer. However, cancers metastatic to the breast (secondary cancers) are somewhat uncommon, and the more common cancer spreading to the breast is cancer coming from the other breast. This can still be primary cancer, it is just that the histology at the present may not be that clear.
Avatar n tn I have been on tamoxifen for three years after lumpectomy and radiation of opposite breast for early ER positive breast cancer. WHat happened, how serious is the trouble Im in and how will the care differ from the last time if it will. CHEMO? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/258578'>Estrogen negative</a>.
Avatar n tn I've been told medullary breast cancer has a better prognosis than some other types but the Dr.'s have been vague on exactly what "better" means. Could you give me info or statistics specific to medullary breast cancer or a resource where I could find more info? Exactly what does "better" mean? Is medullary breast cancer just a sub-type of invasive ductile cancer? Are all medullary cancers er/pr negative?
Avatar n tn Survival is prolonged with available treatment, as compared to best supportive care. Secondary breast cancer from a cervical cancer is not common. It would be best though to be vigilant and undergo regular screening not only for secondary breast cancer but also other potential cancer sites. Good luck.
Avatar m tn My wife had stage 1 breast cancer 5 years ago - mastectomy then Carboplatin/Taxotere/Herceptin, then finish a year on Herceptin, then reconstruction (silicone gummy bear implant) then Tamoxifen (1 yr) and Arimidex (3 yr). After she finished Arimidex, a tumor showed up inside the scar tissue between the pectoral muscle in front of the impalnt and the skin. Histology indicates it is from the original tumor.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am sorry to hear that your sister had to battle breast cancer at the age of 28. Breast cancer in younger women tends to be more agressive than that occuring in the older age group. The fact that she had bilateral synchronous cancers at a young age is worrying. However, if a full oncologic surgery is complete, along with chemo and now radiation, then I can assume that she is being treated with a curative intent. Also, you mentioned that she will be put on hormones.
Avatar n tn Hi, The pathophysiology of breast cancer accepted at present is that it is n o more local pathology but a systemic disease. Hence there is no point in just addressing the local management, and systemic burden should also be addressed. The surgery plays a role in eliminating the local tumour load. The systemic ones require chemotherapy or the hormonal therapy. Various factors decide the role of further management 1. the hormone receptor status 2 tumour histology and the grade 3.
32864 tn?1212030257 Also, I'm not sure if Taxol does not really work with lobular cancers since the clinical trials included patients with lobular breast cancer histology. I still suggest that you undergo regular and constant surveillance for your breast cancer. Be strong, regards and God bless.
1344197 tn?1392822771 Follow-up analysis of data collected for the Women’s Health Initiative study of postmenpausal women has shown an increase risk of breast cancer in women taking combined estrogen and progesterone. The findings suggest there is an increased risk of invasive breast cancer, breast cancer presenting with positive lymph nodes, and breast cancer related deaths.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with lobular breast cancer, invasive. I underwent a partial mastectomy with removal of 20 lymph nodes, 4 of which were bad. I am told that my margins are clear. I am to undergo a round of 8 treatments of chemo, followed by radiation and hormone therapy. What is the prognosis for this type of cancer for survival beyond 5 years? Thank you for any help that you can provide.
Avatar n tn No Medial pectoral Fascial free of tumor **My case was localized cancer in right breast. I taken Adjutant therapy 8 rounds of Chemo, then Radical mastectomy with reconstruction .... thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn Tonight I feel tired and numb. Is hard to believe that my life may be cut short by cancer. Is harder to believe that I may never feel truely healthy again. I use to take health and energy and life for granted. I wish I hadn't. I wish I had of made more of what I did have. I guess still have to a degree. Is hard to live and not stress when you feel that death is behind you waiting to tap you on the shoulder. Game over. What a waste. my life has been one nightmare after another.
Avatar f tn // If this is so, it would be helpful if you would add additional related posts to the same thread, so that all of your information is in the same place. That way it is easier for answerers and readers, to follow the discussion. Thanks!
Avatar n tn - I had a mamogram and a ultasound biopsy of my left breast confirming cancer. - I had a mastectomy last Tuesday and the results of the histology came back yesterday: Ductal; Grade 3; Size 34mm, 17.6mm, 11.1mm, 16mm; Margins clear; Number of Lymph glands removed - 22; number containing cancer cells - 22; Hormone sensitive. - I am having a bone scan on Monday. - I have been refered to Professor Ian Smith at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, London.
Avatar m tn Even if it was confirmed previously as malignant, likely little could have been done other then you being more prepared. Likely this is a mammary carcinoma (breast cancer) and treatment success is difficult to predict. These cancers are commonly seen in dogs who are not spayed at 6 months old. By spaying them at a young age you essentially remove any chance at all at breast cancr, as well as other reproductive based illnesses.
Avatar n tn I just got my wire-guided excisional biopsy results yesterday. the tumour is located way back near the chest wall: invasive adenocarcinoma tubular, 1.1cm, grade 1, excision margins clear, estrogen pos+++, greater than 90% of invasive cells; progesterone. pos+++, approx. 10% of invasive tumor cells; HER/2 neg. Ductal and lobular carcinomas are in situ. The breast surgeon plans to do a sentinel node biopsy at the same time on May 5th.
Avatar f tn It probably has a similar prognosis and clinical outcome as other types of breast cancer (see Reference 1), although some reports (see Reference 2) show significantly improved survival breast cancer patients with apocrine histology. There is limited data to determine if apocrine cancers should be treated differently from commoner types of breast cancer.
Avatar f tn Tamoxifen induces a medical menopause and i wish i had of been better informed as we are all different and hormones are such touchy things- I dont think they have done enough research into tamoxifen and ovarian cancer yet, especially showing success. It is mainly used for breast cancer. I am sorry to hear of your increase, I would def be stopping the tamoxifen until you know a little more. Please keep us posted.
Avatar n tn According to Breast Cancer Management (Nabholtz, Tonkin, Aapro, Buzdar; Martin Dunitz, Ltd.
Avatar n tn Some forms are easier to treat and slower growing (like thyroid cancer) but it is still something that needs to be taken seriously and removed. Consider it like you would cancer anywhere else. If you had a lump in your breast that big that you knew was cancer would you have it out?? There is one good thing about thyroid cancer over other cancers. Now don't get me wrong - I'm **NOT** saying that it is a "good cancer" - some people think so but I don't.
Avatar n tn Dear Diane. I am sorry for your recent news. I too have IDC and recently had a lumpectomy. Do you know your ER/PR and HER2NEU status? Its on the pathology report. I just wanted to say make SURE you get TWO or THREE opinions re: surgery. One of my docs wanted bilateral mastectomies due to the fact that my dense breasts cannot easily be read mammographically. I also had genetic testing which hasn't come back yet.
Avatar n tn Why would you receommend chemo if the tumor was 2 centimeters and not found in the lymph nodes (NEGATIVE). The cancer was diagnoised as invasive ductal carcinoma, modereately diffentiated (SBR score 6;3+2+1) with lobular features. In Situ, low grade(grade1/3) Associated with invasive tumor(10% of tumor mass) Estrogen receptor Positive 2-3+ 110 Favorable Progesterone receptor Positive 3+ 90 Favorable HER-2/Neu Negative 1+_10 Favorable Why would you not just do radiation?
Avatar n tn vaginal estrogen is used routinely in women who have experienced breast cancer and who have severe vaginal thinning.
Avatar f tn Recent results show carcinoma, low histology, non-agressive 1.9 cm on the top of my left breast, w/ADH on the lower part. Doctor wants to do a bilateral mastectomy -but my choice- he says for sure on the left, and since I have some calcifications & "wait & see" tissue on the right I should do them both & be done & not worry. I have the opportunity to go into an Ozone machine? prior to surgery (consult on 18th, surgery scheduled for 29th) Can this hurt? Help?
1502490 tn?1289426877 On a more general level, you are correct that we have much less information about metaplastic breast cancer (another name for squamous cell BC) because it is so much less common. Metaplastic breast cancer starts in the cells that support the breast tissue, rather than in the glandular breast tissue itself, and it behaves very differently. The treatment recommendations are based primarily on stage, because there haven't been any clinical trials specifically in women with metaplastic disease.