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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 24, 2009 12:43AM

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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Mar 22, 2021 08:50PM voraciousreader wrote:

bubbles. Congrats on doing well. While there are other threads here that discuss young women and successful pregnancy following a breast cancer diagnosis, I am sorry to say that none mention mucinous. I often read the literature, but again, there isn't anything to my knowledge that discusses mucinous and pregnancy.


That said, from the bottom of my heart, I do wish you well. Keep us posted. Perhaps your insights will help future young women diagnosed with mucinous.

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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Mar 24, 2021 12:27AM pinger2474 wrote:

historygeek - I hope you found the path you're comfortable with after meeting with the surgeon. You have a very similar diagnosis - I was also diagnosed with invasive mucinous carcinoma last July, also grade 2. I had hoped for a lumpectomy but due to the small size of my breast and the position of the tumor, the recommendation was to have a mastectomy. I opted for no reconstruction; this is really a personal choice, but definitely read up on this before deciding. When the surgeon performs the mastectomy, they usually remove a few lymph nodes. I had 2 removed and both were clear. Because of this, I did not have to go through radiation (usually this is needed with a lumpectomy) or chemotherapy (I also had an Oncotype test and it came back with low risk). I immediately went on Tamoxifen because I am still premenopausal. I had terrible side effects from the Tamoxifen and currently only taking 5mg a day. It's been exactly 8 months to the day today since my surgery and I am doing very well. I hope this site provides you the support you need.

Dx 7/1/2020, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/23/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 2, 2021 08:33AM gelatosun wrote:

Hello! I was recently diagnosed with Triple positive Mucinous Carcinoma in my left breast and I have an appointment set up in about 11 days. They did a fine needle biopsy and IHC to diagnose me. I've been reading that 3x positive mucinous cancer is pretty rare because most Mucinous cancer of the breast is HER2-. I am seeking people who were in a similar position. I'd like to hear about your experiences and what treatment was like for you. Thank you so much.

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May 2, 2021 02:14PM historygeek wrote:

Geltosun, I'm sorry you find yourself here. I found a lot of knowledge here after my diagnosis. One thing my surgeon said is that mucinous will be treated in most cases just like any IDC.

Dx 2/2021, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/28/2021 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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May 2, 2021 02:30PM voraciousreader wrote:

gelatosun...


Feelingthemagic was also diagnosed as triple positive Mucinous. It has been a number of years and she is doing 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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May 3, 2021 11:11PM Rain88 wrote:

Hi gelatosun. I am sorry to hear about your dx. Learning you have breast cancer is never easy and the days leading up to tx are particularly trying. Triple positive Mucinous breast cancer is an even more rare subtype of the already rare Mucinous breast cancer type. I hope you will hear from someone else with a similar dx. Meanwhile, you might want to check out the Triple positive thread on the forum. The one question I would make sure I ask my medical team is to find out what is the most agressive characteristic of my cancer, as this is what will most likely drive the tx. We are here to support you if you have any questions or if you want to update. Good luck going forward! Sending your way lots of positive vibes!

Voraciousreader, feelingthemagic posts have been deleted. I'm not sure if she checks back here anymore.




Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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May 3, 2021 11:55PM voraciousreader wrote:

rain...feelingthemagic posts pop up every now and then...I can understand why she and others want to delete their online footprint especially when it comes to this very personal situation that we share. Both online and in my personal life, I have been extremely careful about who I have shared this deeply personal experience.


That said, this thread was there for me when I needed it most and I am so glad that you and others continue keeping it going. Thank you!!!!!



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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May 4, 2021 02:08AM Rain88 wrote:

Hi voraciousreader. For many of us this thread has ben a godsent! For me, personally, the only way I could find solace for a while was to read through the many posts, often more than once. It was the combination of support, camaradery and knowledge, the feeling that I wasn't alone that I would often seek and was able to find in the messages exchanged on this thread. So for that I thank you and all the others who have come back and offered support and knowledge! I also think that many of us closed this chapter of their lives and moved on. I am trully thrilled for them and I sincerely hope they all are doing well thriving. I thought that was the case for feelingthemagic and wanted to let you know. All my best wishes to you and lots of positive vibes sent your way!Heart

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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May 7, 2021 04:10PM - edited May 7, 2021 04:13PM by FeelingtheMagic

Hello Gelatosun,
My apologies for not seeing the notifications until now. Sorry you are needing to be here, but this was my best place for support and info during my treatments. Good you found it. I was also diagnosed with triple positive mucinous cancer - ten years ago. I am doing very well. I think my treatment info will pop up in my signature. I did do chemo, herceptin, and 5 years of hormonal therapies. I suppose my key thing to mention up front is that the original recommendation for the chemo protocol was extreme. I asked for the top specialist in Canada to review because of the rarity of the diagnosis. She came back with a less extreme chemo protocol and I am relieved I pushed for her involvement. I will try to get my notifications to show up in the right place in my emails and am happy to answer any questions. Good wishes with a hug.

DCIS and Pure mucinous and Her2+ WTF? (oops did I say that?) Dx 3/2/2012, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 4/4/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/2/2012 Mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 6/25/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/25/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/3/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/5/2013 Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/8/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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May 7, 2021 04:37PM voraciousreader wrote:

feeling! Glad to hear from you and congrats on the 10 year mark!


Heart

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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May 7, 2021 05:25PM FeelingtheMagic wrote:

Why thank you! Oh, but wait, let me recalculate. It's actually 9 years. And that's awesome, too! Lovely to see you, too, Voracious. Ever grateful how much support you've provided for all of us.

DCIS and Pure mucinous and Her2+ WTF? (oops did I say that?) Dx 3/2/2012, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 4/4/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/2/2012 Mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 6/25/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/25/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/3/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/5/2013 Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/8/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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May 15, 2021 08:10PM obsolete wrote:

Congrats to all cancerversary celebrators and wishing you all more! 7+ here...

Wekcome HER2+ newbie. Please be aware.

Her-2 positive mucinous carcinoma breast cancer, case report

Irean Garcia Hernandez et al. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2018.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29291541/


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May 16, 2021 02:30AM - edited May 16, 2021 02:31AM by Rain88

Wow, obsolete, congratulations! And also thanks for the links!


Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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May 17, 2021 12:01AM obsolete wrote:

Rain, wishing you lots of sunshine, spring flowers & safe times up there!

Mucinous carcinoma with micropapillary features is morphologically, clinically and genetically distinct from pure mucinous carcinoma of breast

Peng Sun et al. Mod Pathol. 2020 Oct.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32358590/

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Jun 22, 2021 01:30AM - edited Jun 22, 2021 01:32AM by Donaji

Hi Gelatosun,

I was diagnosed with triple + mucinous carcinoma in April. I really wasn't expecting the Her2 positive result that came back after surgery. I have got a lot of different opinions about the treatment I should follow and I'm only just beginning to feel like my head isn't spinning.

Basically I have learnt that there is no clear path and there probably isn't one right way to deal with this. There just arent enough cases of this subtype in any of the studies.

I'm sorry you are in this situation. It's hard enough to get the diagnosis without having to deal with being 'rare'. I too have been looking for more people with a similar diagnosis because this is so hard especially at the beginning.

I think my diagnosis and treatment will come up below(?), I'm new here, otherwise happy to share with you.. please know you are not alone, and there are others who understand and share your situation.

Please let me know how you are getting on.




Donaji Dx 4/10/2021, IDC: Mucinous, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (DUAL) Surgery 4/27/2021 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Targeted Therapy 6/16/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jun 25, 2021 09:48PM FeelingtheMagic wrote:

Hello Donaji and Gelatosun,
Rare enough to have mucinous without adding HER2+, isn't it? I responded earlier to Gelatosun, and hope you saw that, Donaji. I'm nine years past the triple positive diagnosis and doing very well. Treatments in my signature. The key thing is to ask for top specialists to review your case and treatment plan. When I received my diagnosis, the oncologist automatically scheduled a full blown chemo plan. I said, 'but wait, Mucinous with Her2+ does not exist." In the NCCN.org site, at the time, it was noted that if HER2+ showed up in pathology to retest as it did not exist. Onc did have pathology redone elsewhere, but alas, the first diagnosis was correct. He was happy to consult with top Canadian breast cancer specialist and they adjusted chemo plan as best as she knew. Wishing you both the best care and speedy healing. That goes for everyone here, too!!

DCIS and Pure mucinous and Her2+ WTF? (oops did I say that?) Dx 3/2/2012, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 4/4/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/2/2012 Mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 6/25/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/25/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/3/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/5/2013 Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/8/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jun 28, 2021 03:39AM - edited Jun 28, 2021 03:39AM by Donaji

Hi FeelingtheMagic

It's good to hear from you and hear you are doing well . I have been struggling with my treatment plan. It has been so much harder than I imagined. Lots of conflicting opinions on everything, except Chemo, which has been a definite no.

I was diagnosed and had surgery in one country and then left to be back with with husband in another. (Family/covid/it's complicated).

I was retested so I'm sure of diagnosis. But since I posted the advice has come back to consider re excision or mastectomy. (Some close and one involved margin for DCIS.)

Totally confused as I was told initially in both countries that RT would be enough.

Travelling tonight to see the team in Mexico City tomorrow. Decisions will need to be made. Just not sure I'm up to it.

Fingers crossed that it will get easier. That's for your kind words!


Donaji Dx 4/10/2021, IDC: Mucinous, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (DUAL) Surgery 4/27/2021 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Targeted Therapy 6/16/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 16, 2021 01:07AM - edited Jul 16, 2021 01:08AM by pinger2474

Hi all - just wanted everyone's opinion on this. Just about a year ago, I found a lump in my left breast. Prior 2 mammograms missed it because of my dense breasts. I had a left mastectomy. I just passed 1 year with my initial DX, and just went in a couple weeks ago for a diagnostic mammogram on my right breast. The radiologist basically said because my breast was so dense she couldn't see anything. So I'm wondering if I should try to move up my MRI which is currently scheduled for December just to be safe. I check my right breast probably twice a month just because I'm so paranoid after all of this. I haven't felt anything, but I'm just worried.

Dx 7/1/2020, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/23/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 16, 2021 01:55AM voraciousreader wrote:

pinger…are you getting sonograms? Mammograms sometimes miss mucinous cancers or they might be mistaken for cysts. Where are you getting your imaging done? Is it at a women’s imaging center? That said, I am pretty shocked that the radiologist said they couldn’t see anything and didn’t offer a different type of imaging. Did you receive a report? If so, did it have a BIRAD score? That is important because based on what the imaging is seeing will determine when you need to be seen again. Do you need an MRI sooner? You need to ask the radiologist that question and get an answer that leaves you without any doubts. Good luck and keep us posted

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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Jul 16, 2021 01:57AM Rain88 wrote:

Pinger, honestly, I don't think you'll have peace of mind until you get the MRI out of the way. If you can wait until December, I am sure it will be ok, especially because you didn't notice anything unusual in your right breast. However, if I were you and I had the option, I would try to reschedule for a closer date. Waiting for tests and results is one of the hardest things for me and I'm thinking it might be hard for you as well. So if it's safe to have an MRI sooner, I don't see why wait 5 months... Gentle hugs and best of luck!

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Jul 16, 2021 02:43PM Lime wrote:

I have just celebrated 10 years since surgery date with triple positive mucinous breast cancer. I still visit here every day and have learned so much over the years. I had a question which I am sure has been addressed but I recently read something that I am interested in learning more about. Since I was triple positive, I received Herceptin as part of my treatment. The type is so very rare but I read a case report (NCBI I believe) which reported the addition of Herceptin was not effective due to what they suspect is crosstalk or that the mucin creates a barrier. This was reported in two cases back in 2017. Do any of you know anything about this? Has anything new been reported? Thanks and look forward to hearing if anyone has any knowledge of this.

Dx 7/1/2011, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/6/2011 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Jul 16, 2021 03:03PM Rain88 wrote:

Lime, I have nothing to offer, but I wanted to offer congratulations on your 10 years out! 🤗🎉

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Jul 16, 2021 07:53PM - edited Jul 16, 2021 07:55PM by pinger2474

Thank you voraciousreader and rain for your responses. I went back to look at my mammogram report and it says BIRAD-1 negative. And then it went on to say that because my breast was dense it could hide small lesions. The recommendation is an MRI in six months so that I could be screened at regular intervals which fits the Dec appointment. It doesn't make me feel any better because the 2 mammograms prior to me finding the 2.1cm lump in my left breast were also BIRAD-1 Negative, one mammogram was done 5 months before I found the lump.

I go to a women's health center that is located at my local hospital. I believe if they do not see anything in the diagnostic mammogram, they do not move forward with an ultrasound.

I did go back and looked at my MRI report when my tumor was first discovered and they didn't see anything in my right breast. So that does give me some reassurance.




Dx 7/1/2020, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/23/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 16, 2021 11:32PM voraciousreader wrote:

pinger… I, also, space out my imaging. In December I had a mammogram and ultrasound. In June I had an MRI. That said, my mammograms never saw my mucinous tumor. And, it was mistaken for a cyst for 3 years! My gyno felt it and sent me for diagnostic imaging AND a biopsy. My breasts were also dense and filled with cysts. Based on my history, I still see the same radiologist who diagnosed me and he makes sure I have ultrasounds once a year. I would ask to speak with the radiologist whose name is on the report. Together, you should come up with a plan. The fact that you have very dense breasts, and have had a cancer diagnosis, is a red flag that demands additional attention. My BIRAD scores were always a 3 …until I went for the diagnostic imaging which came back a 4c and a biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. I hear you. I always say that imaging failed me. I never get a good feeling when I leave the imaging center despite the radiologist having my back. Back tracking,,.,the radiologist who diagnosed me was not the radiologist that missed my cancer….i love my radiologist. I told him he will grow bald and I will grow grey together. Almost a dozen years out….he is bald and I am salt and pepper!


lime…i don’t recall….however, I am THRILLED you are doing 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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Jul 16, 2021 11:34PM voraciousreader wrote:

lime…this is from 2018

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29291541/

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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Jul 16, 2021 11:35PM voraciousreader wrote:

this is from 2019


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30977015/

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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Jul 24, 2021 12:56PM obsolete wrote:

MICROSCOPIC (HISTOLOGIC) Description

  • Clusters / nests of tumor cells with low or intermediate nuclear grade floating in pools of extracellular mucin
  • Mucin pools separated by fibrous septa with capillaries
  • Considered PURE when mucinous component comprises > 90% of the tumor, which is associated with favorable prognosis
  • Otherwise, tumor is MIXED (mucinous component comprises 50 - 90% of tumor) or has MUCINOUS FEATURES (mucinous component comprises < 50% of tumor)...
  • Capella TYPE A: abundant extracellular mucin production with scattered small epithelial clusters, strips or cribriform structures floating in pools of mucin
  • Capella TYPE B: large sheets of tumor cells with mucin production and neuroendocrine features
  • MICROPAPILLARY pattern
    • Clusters of tumor cells with intermediate to high grade nuclei, occasional hobnailing and reverse polarity; more likely to be HER2 positive...
    • PIK3CA and TP53 mutations more frequent with recurrent gains of 8q ..
    • https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/breastmalignantmucinous.html
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Jul 30, 2021 03:17PM Rain88 wrote:

Excellent articles, Obsolete, thank you for the link. I hope you are doing well. It's been an unusual summer, with such swift weather changes, but it it's been great nevertheless, given that - finally - there are no more COVID related restrictions and we are almost back to normal. Sending you sunshine thoughts and positive vibes.

Dx 7/2019, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Aug 4, 2021 08:40AM obsolete wrote:

Thanks much, Rain. Hopefully you weren't trapped under that summer heat dome or extreme rain. Wishing 😇 all a healthy & fabulous summer.

"Up to 20% of lesions can be OCCULT ON MAMMOGRAPHY."
"PET/CT may help to differentiate pure from mixed mucinous carcinoma and to evaluate the aggressiveness of the tumor."
"A pure mucinous subtype carries a relatively good prognosis compared to other adenocarcinomas: 5-year survival 95% (stage 2), 75% (stage 3), 35% (stage 4). Overall the tendency to metastasize is less than for other types..."
https://radiopaedia.org/articles/mucinous-carcinoma-of-the-breast

"HISTOPATHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF MUCINOUS BREAST CANCER SUBTYPES AND COMPARISON WITH INVASIVE CARCINOMA OF NO SPECIAL TYPE"
March 2021
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-85309-z

"MUCINOUS BREAST CARCINOMA WITH TALL COLUMNAR CELLS"
"The World Health Organization classification divides this type of tumour into three different subtypes: mucinous carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma with tall columnar cells (mucinous cystadenocarcinoma and columnar cell mucinous carcinoma) and signet ring cell carcinoma "
https://publishing.rcseng.ac.uk/doi/full/10.1308

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Sep 23, 2021 11:44PM - edited Sep 29, 2021 02:50AM by thecargirl

Hello fellow Mucinous Breast Cancer sisters!

Today I reached my five year mark, I am very happy and thank God that so far, I am all good. I think less and less of having had breast cancer but it never completely goes away, it changes us. I wanted to share my story incase it would be helpful to others.

DX 9/23/16, 7mm Pure Mucinous , Stage 1, Grade 1, ER/PR 95% strong, HER-2 NEG, Nodes neg, K67 30%, Onco 32% (with inhibitor, 10yr recurrence 22%)

Lt. Lumpectomy , Radiation, Arimidex 2 years

My doctor felt Mucinous is different so was not that concerned over my Onco score, she also felt the Mitotic Rate of 1 was more reliable vs the K67%

I did have her run the RSCP (recurrence 6%) and the RSClin (recurrence 7%), just for interest, I know those numbers are based on 5 years of Arimidex.

The 3 Magee Equations average score was 13.22 compared to an Onco score of 32! I could only take two years of Arimidex, my quality of life was really suffering, my doctor did not have a problem of me going off of it. I walk almost every day 3 miles, keep my weight down and my stress level . I have yearly bilateral mammograms and ultrasounds along with bilateral ultrasounds every six months, mixed with breast exams. I hope my story has been helpful, we are all in this together.

Susan

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