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What Are the Different types of breast cancer Testing?

A: The most common types of breast cancer testing are the mammogram and clinical breast exam. If these tests detect lumps or other abnormalities in the breast, more intensive tests, including biopsy, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be performed. For patients at a high risk for getting breast cancer due to heredity, tests are performed more frequently as a preventative measure.. A mammogram helps with breast cancer testing by making an x-ray of the breasts. It can find both

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What are the Different types of breast cancer?

A: breast cancer is one or more malignant tumors that develop in the breast cells. The cancer cells that form the tumor enter breast tissue and spread throughout the body. Although more common in women, men can contract the disease as well. Invasive, or infiltrating, ductal carcinoma, invasive, or infiltrating, lobular carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, Paget''s disease, and inflammatory breast cancer are all breast cancers that afflict the human body. Several rare types of cancer
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I have read that those diagnosed with LCIS have a 25% increase in risk of getting ''invasive'' cancer. I am assuming that is not including DCIS, since that in considered an in situ cancer. If that is the case, are there stats that show what % of LCIS women will get any kind of breast cancer, including DCIS?Also, what is the most common type of breast cancer that LCIS women get?Is there any type of milestone after one is diagnosed w/ LCIS where you can breathe a sign of relief or does the risk increase for the rest of your life?I feel that I cannot get this obsession and fear out of my head. My doctor has shrugged it off and suggests the watch and wait approach. How do women cope with this diagnosis? Many thanks!

A: first, factor in that there are thousands and thousands of women with LCIS who don''t even know it and never get breast cancer. the stats aren''t broken down by type of breast cancer that someone gets if they previously had LCIS. the most common form of breast cancer IS invasive ductal. keep the 25% in perspective. this doesn''t mean that 25% of women with LCIS get breast cancer. what is means is that you are at higher risk than the average population. the average population has a 12% risk over...
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My wife has what they said was breast cancer between stage 3 and 4 how long does this take to get to this stage?3 years ago she had biopsies done and was told then nothing to worry about this year she had a biopsie told nothing there then a surgery to remove a large lump under her arm and told she had cancer. she has a extreamly large right breast and large lumps under her arm they have not said what type of breast cancer

A: it depends on many factors--- grade of the cells, Ki67 score, type of breast cancer too (ie, invasive lobular vs ductal vs inflammatory). Unfortunately no breast imaging technology is 100% accurate in detecting breast cancer. I''ve seen women with normal mammograms who then present a few months later and are diagnosed with a 4 cm tumor. we don''t know quite why though... It also isn''t possible to rewind the video tape of her life now. you and she need to begin from where you are and treat the disease aggressively. you certainly can ask the doctor however how long does he/she think it has been...
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Two questions. Does the type of breast cancer matter when it comes to being a risk for family members? (mammary carcinoma morphologic features of ductal and lobular confirmed as a lobular carcinoma) and can cancer spread from the lymph nodes themselves to other parts of the body? Mastectomy and sentinal node biopsy done and the doctors will discuss the need for an axillary dissection after chemo. Lymph node #1 metastatic lobular carcinoma 3mm, #2 benign, #3 metastatic lobular carcinoma nearly completely replaced by metastatic lobular carcinoma infiltrates into the lymph node''s capsule but not seen into adjacent fibroadipose tissue. Age 39, tubular formation 3, nuclear grade 2, mitosis 2, tumor size 5.3x4.5x3 cm, lobular carcinoma in situ nuclear grade 2, no definate lymphovascular invasion identified, no perineural invasion identified, nipple free of carcinoma, margins of resection free of carcinoma but close, non-neoplastic breast tissue with mild fibrocystic changes, tumor markers ER strongly positive 3+ PR positive 2+ HER2/neu negative. The tumor seemed to appear out of nowhere. Thanks.

A: type of breast cancer is not genetically passed down so type doesn''t matter. breast cancer does spread, or can spread from the nodes to other organs like bone, liver, lung...
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I know that there are three major types of breast cancer, ductal, lobular and tubular. 1) What does a well differentiated TUBULAR tumor exactly mean in terms of type of cancer, prognosis, etc? 2) Can you define tubular tumors? 3) And what does it mean when one is diagnosed with ductal cancer with tubular components? Thank you so much!

A: there are actually more than 3. tubular is considered a very favorable type of breast cancer that in general is usually less aggressive and carries a good prognosis. for more informaiton on it go to www.breastcancer.org click on ''pathology''...
 
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