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Moderately differentiated ductal carcinoma


    
Asked by deep_suri (Female; 36 ) on Sun 12, Jul 2009 05:29am

Sir, my mother had been reported Moderately Differentiated Ductal Carcinoma when she self recognized a lymph on her right breast. Within a week she had been taken to the Tata Memorial Center at Mumbai. There she had lumpectomy and the lymph was of about 2 cms. After that she had all the tests and they found no spreading of the nodes. She had been advised to take 8 chemos first 4 with Formorubucin RD and the next 4 with Taxol. Next the doctors have advised to take a radiation therapy of 44 days. Sir, will she be fine after that? What are the chances of reoccurrence of the disease? Please help.

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Answer by Dr. Monica, MD  on Tue 14, Jul 2009 10:40am:

Hi, From your description it appears that your mother has early stage breast cancer. She has been advised post-operative chemotherapy and radiation therapy as per current standard treatment guidelines. The outcomes and survival in breast cancer depend on many factors including tumor size, lymph node involvement, tumor grade, hormone receptor status (ER, PR), HER-2 status etc. Early stage disease is generally associated with a good prognosis. Ten year survival rates for an early (</= 2cm) node negative breast cancer are about 80-90%. The chances of local recurrence after standard treatment are around 3-8% as per currently available evidence. All the best.

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Comment by Dr. Monica, MD on Wed 15, Jul 2009 09:08am: Hi, From your description it appears that your mother has early stage breast cancer. She has been advised post-operative chemotherapy and radiation therapy as per current standard treatment guidelines. The outcomes and survival in breast cancer depend on many factors including tumor size, lymph node involvement, tumor grade, hormone receptor status (ER, PR), HER-2 status etc. Early stage disease is generally associated with a good prognosis. Ten year survival rates for an early (&lt;/= 2cm) node negative breast cancer are about 80-90%. The chances of local recurrence after standard treatment are around 3-8% as per currently available evidence. All the best.
Comment by Joan on Wed 10, Nov 2010 07:58pm: Hi! My mom was just diagnosed with moderately differentiated ductal carsinoma too. Her surgeon told us today he recommends a lumpectomy after 6 weeks he said she should then do 6 weeks of radiation therapy and after that possibly seeing a oncologist and taking medication for 5 years and she would be fine because it was caught early; within a year of her last mammogram. She is 80 years old. Is this a good course of action?
Comment by bipul rout on Thu 01, Sep 2011 11:36pm: Hi! My mom was just diagnosed with moderately differentiated ductal carsinoma when she self recognized a lymph on her left breast.doctor sugest us for an operation. Sir, will she be fine after that?

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