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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 23, 2015 03:38PM

Happymamaw1 wrote:

I was originally diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in Feb. 2015. My cancer was triple negative. I had a lumpectomy . However the tumor tested to be apocrine tumor. I can't find much research on tthis type. My treatment plan is 16 weeks chemo. 12 of taxol weekly and 4 treatments three weeks apart of A/C. Then a month of radiation . Has anyone else had this type of tumor? I understand the aggressive ness of triple negative just wondering if type of tumor makes it more or less aggressive. Thanks for any input.

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Apr 23, 2015 09:47PM Meadow wrote:

Hello Happy, Iam so glad you have found this website. I have not heard of this type of tumor, hopefully someone else who has will repond soon. I am also triple negative, there is a wonderful thread here called...."Calling all TNs", where you will find others with TN diagnosis. We are just a great bunch of ladies! and some men too, who are so wonderful they post for their wives. Please check it out, there is so much information and support there. I am sorry you have to go thru all this, but please know there can be good health on the other side. Hugs to you

Dx 8/15/2013, IBC, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/25/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/10/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/14/2017 Reconstruction (left)
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Apr 23, 2015 10:49PM Ka-cey wrote:

Hello Happy. I was diagnosed in Feb. 2010 with Apocrine Invasive Carcinoma and was treated with Lumpectomy followed by 4 sessions of ACT and then radiation. I agree that there is very little information on this type of tumor. I recall reading that it is a less aggressive type of tumor, but I cannot recall where I came across that information. I agree with Meadow, check out "Calling all TNs". the ladies are wonderful and very supportive.

I wish you well.

Dx 1/6/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 3, 2015 12:06AM NATSGSG wrote:


@Happymamaw1:

Hope you are getting better...I'm visiting your thread to share with you a link that contains scientific articles of Apocrine tumor of the breast that I hope will be of use and helpful to you. You may need to sift through the titles and find the ones of interests and pertinent to you.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=Apocrine+tumor+of+the+breasthttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=Invasive+Ductal+Micropapillary+Carcinoma

In the meantime, please consider going to this site, the Society for Immunotherapy for Cancer (SITU) and see if they have anything on this disease using immunotherapy (current hot topic in cancer treatment) to treat it. Consider asking them to put you in their mailing list for any latest development.

http://www.sitcancer.org/sitc-meetings/presentations?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=April%20IM&utm_campaign=IM%20PL%20edu%20Opps

PPS. This VIDEO link tells you what the current hot topic in cancer treatment, Immunotherapy is. Fascinating to watch.

http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?Live=15875&bhcp=1 

Sending you best every day and have a wonderful summer @@!@@

NATSGSG Dx 3/16/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 8/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right
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Oct 2, 2015 05:04PM Moleary wrote:

I also just received this diagnosis. IDC with apocrine features. I agree with you - there is not much research out there on this rare form of triple negative. Have you found any good resources to help understand this type of cancer that I could reference?

Thank-you!

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Feb 23, 2016 05:02PM LilyJune wrote:

Just got through second mammo since diagnosis. Hooray! Triple negative with Apocrine BC. No node involvement. Grade 2. Gave up on research papers. The numbers are so low that the results are meaningless. The results need to be collected together as a massive computer project.. Very happy to donate med info to research. Good luck to all.


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Feb 9, 2017 02:42PM LilyJune wrote:

Just letting you know that I am still alive and well with no recurrence as a Triple Negative/Aprocrine breast cancer lady, 3 years after diagnosis. Hope that another sufferer of this gets encouragement from this posting. I thank Breastcancer.org for the opportunity to post this as stats for Apocrine are very sparse and so are unreliable. The more sufferers that post the more accurately we can be treated,

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Oct 26, 2018 01:02AM Angyyyyyyyyy wrote:

Hola yo también fui diagnosticada con carcinoma apocrino triple negativo y actualmente me encuentro en tratamiento. Espero que todas se encuentren bien , les mandó saludos y bendiciones


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