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What is the survival rate for women in their 60's that have SLE Lupus and have just been diagnosed with invasive ductal adenocarcinoma breast cancer?

By Anonymous March 25, 2013 - 8:17pm
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  For someone with invasive ductal carcinoma most time doctors choose to perform surgery not only to remove the breast tumor itself, but also to confirm whether or not cancer is in the lymph nodes. You will work with your doctor to determine what type of surgery is right for you, based on the stage and grade of the cancer and other factors specific to your situationIn most cases, surgery is the first treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma. However, if the tumor is large or the cancer has spread to many lymph nodes or other parts of the body, treatments such as chemotherapy or hormonal therapy may be given first to shrink the cancer.  I wish you the very best, I've included some helpful links for you.



Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

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March 26, 2013 - 3:59am
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