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Additional Types of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

While the standard invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is the most common
form of invasive breast cancer, there are four additional types of
invasive carcinoma that are much less common; however, that does not
reduce the seriousness of these diseases.

Treating Invasive Ductal Carcinoma: HER2 Targeted Therapies

In addition to chemotherapy, another systemic treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is HER2 targeted therapy. If your cancer tests positive for HER2 proteins, HER2 targeted therapy is almost always included in the treatment plan.

Treating Invasive Ductal Carcinoma: Chemotherapy

After the total profile for invasive ductal carcinoma has been
determined, including the stage, grade, and hormone receptor status,
your treatment team will put together a comprehensive treatment plan to
eliminate your cancer and, hopefully, prevent its return.

Treating Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

While making surgery plans for invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), your
doctor may discuss the need to move one or more of your lymph nodes to
determine if the cancer has spread there, as that is usually the first
place it will spread.

Localized Treatment for Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Once invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) has been diagnosed and the stage,
grade, and hormone receptor status have been identified, your doctor can
then put together a comprehensive treatment plan to eliminate the
cancer.

Hormone Receptor Status of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

In addition to the stage and grade of a cancer, another factor in the
type identification for invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is the hormone
receptor status. This status enables your cancer treatment team to
develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma – Diagnosis

Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) sometimes causes a lump within the
breast. This lump is characterized by irregular edges and is hard and
immovable. When compared with a benign breast lump, an invasive ductal
carcinoma lump feels more anchored...

Signs and Symptoms of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

With almost 80% of new cancer cases being invasive ductal carcinomas, it
is the most common form of breast cancer. Invasive ductal carcinoma
(IDC) is also sometimes referred to as infiltrating ductal carcinoma.

Stages and Grades of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

The earliest stage of breast cancer is stage 0, which is where all DCIS
is staged. When referring to the stage of a DCIS, it is actually the
distance of which the cancerous cells have spread beyond the location of
the original tumor.

Diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

DCIS is usually identified and diagnosed through a combination of
processes. Although it is rare for DCIS to present with a noticeable
lump, for those women that have the symptom, their doctor may be able to
feel it during a physical exam.

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: Signs and Symptoms

A carcinoma is any cancer that originates in the tissues covering or
lining internal organs. In situ literally means that the cells are
located in their original place. The most common form of breast cancer that is non-invasive is ductal
carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Breast Cancer Reconstruction Surgery

If you or a loved one is facing the surgical journey that accompanies breast
cancer, then it is almost a certainty that you are overwhelmed by the
amount of choices available, and the abundance of information that goes
with it.

Breast Cancer and Breast Implant Reconstruction

Once a woman has made a decision to have a reconstruction surgery after her mastectomy, the decision comes as to what type of rest reconstruction to have. My next several posts will be dedicated to the different types of reconstructive surgeries.

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