Breast cancer stages

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Avatar n tn The official stages for breast cancer are Stages 0 through Stage IV, and each stage and subcategory of the stages has clearly defined features. Another breast cancer Website had an article that mentioned Stage V in its title, but not in the article itself. After I pointed out the error to them, they indicated they would make a correction. (They also mentioned that some people "unofficially" talk about Stage V when there is nothing more that can be done except palliative treatment.
Avatar m tn There are actually only 4 stages that are used to describe the advancement of breast cancer. Stage 4 is when the cancer has spread to other organs and/or tissues such as the brain, bone, liver or lungs. It is stated that Stage 4 has a 5 year survival rate of only 16%. Please keep in mind that this varies according to the location of the metastisis. I personally know of survivors of many years with mets to the bone.
Avatar f tn What is the difference if any, between BREAST CANCER STAGES and BREAST BIOPSY GRADES I, II, III. Are Breast Cancer stages the same as Grades? Thank you all !
Avatar f tn Even normally there is considerable time between diagnosis and the various stages of treatment for Breast Cancer. Carry on as best you can, our thoughts are with you. Any updates along the way will be much appreciated ..... Kindest regards.
Avatar f tn t turn. My mother has the same thing, cancer lobular and ductal in right breast stages 1 and 2 had masectomy last Aug. This Jan she had the ductal hyperplasia, adenoma's, cysts, hard string nodes and fatty node, they did a lumpectomy, biopsy was negative and they are doing the ca 15.3 and 27.29 blood work and ultrasounds of left breast every 3 months to watch it.
Avatar f tn Atypical cells may be the early stages in cancer development, and having these may increase your risk of developing invasive breast cancer in the future. Aside from radiation, you can ask your doctor about other breast cancer risk reduction strategies such as that of hormonal treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene. Other breast conditions that may increase the risk of invasive cancer would include DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). Regards.
Avatar f tn Both came up good. Should that help alittle in my fear of breast cancer. Also this is my third surgery on my breast. Wouldn't it be better ot have them cleaned out of all breast tissue nad have implants put in to stop the every year worry??
Avatar f tn It is most likely due to a hormone fluctuation BUT it could potentially be something more serious (for example, very rarely this will happen as an early sign of breast cancer). It is particularly worrisome if only one breast is affected.
1470528 tn?1324694321 hi.. i would like to have a little info on breast cancer, it's stages ,treatment and the extent to which it can be successfully treated.. any info would be of a lot of help.. thank u.. god bless u..
716693 tn?1229967158 Hi there. Roughly 50% of all newly diagnosed breast cancer (bc) happen in women with no known family history of bc. You are at risk for bc just because you are a woman and because you are getting older. (last I heard, one in seven women get bc) With your strong family history of bc, you are at even greater risk , yes, for sure. So make sure you get those mammograms on a regular basis and maybe even additional preventative and diagnostic help. If caught early, bc is very treatable these days.
Avatar f tn The connection between Ovarian cancer and Breast Cancer might be due to some form of treatment but when Breast Cancer spreads it is to organs such as Brain, Bone,Lung,Liver, etc. ... NOT the ovaries. You might also remember that Breast Cancer can have little if no symptoms in the early stages. The risk is YOURS !! Regards ....
Avatar n tn I have a question about cancer and family history. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 7. She had surgery to remove it and did chemo and radiation. At the same time she also did an alternative medicine called ****** therapy. They didnt catch her caner until the later stages and she unfortunately did not survive. 3 days ago my father informed me that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I already know the pronosis is bleak. He has decided to do the ****** therapy as well.
Avatar n tn //www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/stages-breast-cancer#1 When do you follow up with your physician? We are here to support you through this.
Avatar f tn Perhaps less is known about the more serious cancer stages by the volunteers who post here, and who may have more stage 1 and 2 cancers? perhaps this forum is too depressing? perhaps it's because many people here post about friends and relatives vs. themselves? I don't know. I had stage 3 cancer and I found it was easier to get a response on the other forum. (not the one from the Cleveland clinic) Just wanted to tell you that I heard your question!
Avatar f tn If I was able to see the calcification, is that a bad thing. Microcalcifications, if they are cancer, mean that they could possibly be in the very early stages of cancer. Is that true? My other breast cancer, 17 years ago, was a lump that I found myself and it was just under 1 cm. Thats not a microcalcification right? Do I understand that if these little circular cells were separated it would not be a bad thing but the fact that they are clustering could be a problem? Is that correct.
Avatar f tn Lobular breast cancer accounts for about 10 percent of invasive breast cancer -- the kind that threatens to spread -- according to the American Cancer Society. It can be treated with hormone-based therapies such as tamoxifen, but the tumors are more difficult to detect by mammograms, meaning it is often diagnosed in more advanced stages.
Avatar f tn Had bilateral mastectomy in July 2010. Pathology result triple negative breast cancer - grade 111 and the tumor was only 3.5mm with no lymph node invasion. I will be doing the BRCA test soon. My question is what is the right treatment for me at this time? Do I need chemotherapy? If yes what med and what is the dose? If my gene study reveal negative for BRCA, do I benefit from oopherectomy? My aunt died of ovarian CA at 53. What else I can do to prevent recurrence?
Avatar f tn Hi my name is Dawne and I am 48 years old. I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer Stage IV on August 21, 2007. My cancer has mets into my lung. I found out last week that my calcium levels are very high. I also suffer from severe rheumatoid arthritis and osteoperosis. My RA doc wanted me to take reclast for my RA. My cancer doc is concerned that my high calcium levels are indicators of my cancer spreading into my bones. I am having a bone scan on this Thursday coming up.
Avatar n tn does anyone know what BRCA stands for....Breast Cancer....so the genetic mutation they are looking for is for breast cancer but have found that it can also be mutated in OvCa patients...but, this is not the only gene that can cause OvCa to be hereditary, they do not know the other genes yet. They also say that the average age in being diagnosed with the disease is 61 and when it happens younger, there is more of a chance that it is genetic vs random.
Avatar f tn Hello.... what is the time line for the last stages of ovarian cancer.. My mother is 77 has had it for 18 months now... the cancer is in the lymph nodes, she is 36 kgs her stomach is huge and she is taking a high dose of drugs for the pain,,, but my brother and i are so confused .. the docs tell us nothing, i am at the stage where i read her chats to get any info i can. i am a hands on person i like to know what there pumping into my mother.... god its hard and heart breaking to watch .