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I have tubular carcinoma; ER/PR+; treatment? Tamoxifen & or radiation or both???

By Anonymous May 19, 2009 - 5:40pm
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Hi, Anon. Thanks so much for your update!

I'm glad your surgeon didn't have to remove any of your lymph nodes; that must have meant they found no cancer cells there. When you got the anaerobic bacterial infection, was that in the original wound made by the surgery? Did the antibiotics help? Is your doctor aware now that your rash has returned?

July 22, 2009 - 8:50am
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I Went thru surgury for Ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS stage 2. the surgent removed what ever was there but did not remove limp node because he said it didn't look bad he sent me to radiation for 2 months. a Month later my breast turn red and hurt the surgent he drained it and sent it to the lab where they diagnose it as a anaerbobic bacteria I took antibotics. Before they found the cancer I had a rach on my nipp;e and now it has returned. I use aloe vera for the driness.

July 21, 2009 - 3:37pm


Yes, please tell us some more about what's going on.

Have you been diagnosed with this breast cancer?
Have you had surgery?
Have you had chemotherapy?

What stage is/was your cancer?

And now is your doctor talking to you about tamoxifen and/or radiation?

Here is the Breast Cancer Network of Strength page about this kind of cancer, which is fairly rare:


There is some very good news about this cancer -- it is less likely to metastasize and has a very high survival rate.

Here are a couple of pages that talk about treatment:



Please explain a little more about what you are dealing with, give us some answers to these questions, and tell us what you're asking us to research for you. We'd love to help.

May 20, 2009 - 9:43am

Hi, did you mean "tubular carcinoma?"

If you've been diagnosed with this type of breast cancer, your oncologist will be discussing treatment with you. Please feel free to share with us how you're doing and what you learn from your doctor about your condition.

May 19, 2009 - 7:37pm
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