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Topic: Mucinous Carcinoma of the breast

Forum: Less Common Types of Breast Cancer — Meet others with less common forms of breast cancer, such as Medullary carcinoma, Inflammatory breast cancers, Mucinous carcinoma (colloid carcinoma), Paget's disease, Papillary carcinoma, Phyllodes tumor, Tubular carcinomas, Metaplastic tumors, Adenoid cystic carcinomas and Angiosarcoma.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009 07:43PM

peggym wrote:

On April 21st I had a core biopsy and today I was told that I have mucinous carcinoma of the breast.  When I investigated on this website, the information given was that this is a rare type of cancer, about 2-3% of all breast cancers and usually occurs in post-menopausal women over the age of 60.  I am neither.  I am 51 years old, but still menstruate.  I have an appointment with a surgeon, but feel as though I am in the state of shock.  This "nodule" was found on routine mammogram and I convinced myself that it was nothing.

This may sound odd at my age, but I just recently started to enjoy and like 'these babies'.  The thought of losing my breast scares me tremendously, and I have not even considered the thought of this cancer metastasizing.  I won't think of that!

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Dec 17, 2018 01:15AM voraciousreader wrote:

linny! Thanks for checking back with us. I wish you well on your latest chapter of your recovery. I am sure you were very pleased with your OncotypeDX score! I think that is the lowest score for all of us mucinous sisters!


Wishing you a fast and full recovery!


And....


I guess this is a good time to wish everyone good health, a happy holiday season and wonderful New Year!


I think I may have received the best gift this month! Another grandchild!

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Dec 19, 2018 06:02PM - edited Dec 19, 2018 06:03PM by agapornis

Congratulations VC. The best gift indeed.

I wish happy holidays and a healthy new year to everyone. 

A short update: I entered 23 years with MC three days ago! 

Dx 12/16/1996, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/15 nodes
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Dec 19, 2018 08:44PM voraciousreader wrote:

aga...23 years! Congrats to you too

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Dec 20, 2018 01:24AM voraciousreader wrote:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30066338



Micropapillary pattern in pure mucinous carcinoma of the breast - does it matter or not?
Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Dec 24, 2018 10:36PM Shirlyn wrote:

Hi my fellow mucinous family

Im 28yo and have recently been diagnosed mucinous carcinoma stage 2 breast cancer and was given the option of mastectomy or lumpectomy with rt. The lump is 3cm and I'm caught in a delimma :( anyone can help? :(

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Dec 24, 2018 10:48PM - edited Dec 24, 2018 10:48PM by voraciousreader

shirlyn....so very sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You are very fortunate.to be given a choice. Overall survival is the same, so, please feel comfortable knowing that either procedure will not affect survival. So, what it comes down to is personal choice. Remember though, if you choose lumpectomy, you will need radiation.

Personally, with a 1.8 mm tumor at 6 o'clock and a small breast, I chose lumpectomy and radiation. I am pleased with my decision.


Take your time and seek out several medical opinions. Remember, there will not be a right or wrong answer. Only an answer that is right for you. Good luck and keep us posted on your journey

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Jan 14, 2019 11:53PM voraciousreader wrote:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758058/

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Jan 31, 2019 11:13AM grandmagayle58 wrote:

Thank You,

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Feb 8, 2019 09:11PM voraciousreader wrote:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30692486



[A Case of Multiple Lung Metastases from Breast Cancer Successfully Treated with Endocrine Therapy].



https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30680267


Giant Mucinous Carcinoma of the Breast.



https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30649385


The Genomic Landscape of Mucinous Breast Cancer.





https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30619463


The Distribution and Outcomes of the 21-Gene Recurrence Score in T1-T2N0 Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer With Different Histologic Subtypes.








Glad to see so many studies!Hug


Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Feb 8, 2019 09:16PM voraciousreader wrote:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30396812



Predictors for Survival and Distribution of 21-Gene Recurrence Score in Patients With Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer: A SEER Population-Based Retrospective Analysis.
Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Feb 17, 2019 04:42PM jag51 wrote:

Hi voracious reader, and thanks for recommending this thread.

My head's been spinning recently since my diagnosis, which is understandable. Hopefully, my surgeon will get clear margin this time. The first time he went in was just to get the lump out. This time, he needs to biopsy the sentinel node. Anyone had this done? I have to go into the hospital the day before so they can inject a blue dye...my tumor was small (1.2) and my prognosis is excellent (so says the surgeon). The oncologist I saw says radiation would be the right path for me. I am 51, just entering menopause. My mother had breast cancer when she was 74. She is 78 now and healthy. Somehow, I thought that if I got cancer, I would be post-menopausal...don't know why I thought that. What I am worried about is what if the doctor still doesn't find a clear margin? I don't want my breast removed! But I don't want the cancer to spread either.

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Feb 17, 2019 07:34PM voraciousreader wrote:

jag....what most people don’t realize when they are having lumpectomies is that it is common not to get clear margins and another procedure becomes necessary. Sentinel node biopsy using blue dye is also done all of the time.


Good luck. And remember, your doctor is right. You have an excellent prognosis. Hopefully, you won’terequire additional surgery.


I wish you and your mom well

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)

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