My mother was recently diagnosed with a 12mm papillary carcinoma. Apparently the imaging suggested no definite signs of invasion (but included an encapsulated cycstic papillary carcinoma). A lumpectomy is scheduled in the next two weeks, at which point I guess we'll hear more. They're already planning to do a sentinal lymph node biopsy.
My understanding is that this is a pretty rare form of DCIS. Are there any differences in treatment plans that any of you know of that are associated with papillary carcinomas? I guess I'm just trying to compare the parts of the story I've heard on my end from what I read on the internet, which ranges from hopeful to scary...
Best wishes to all of you.