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Topic: Is IDC w/mucinous qualities same as mucinous carcinoma?

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 30, 2015 10:08PM

jamiebeth wrote:

My mother was diagnosed with IDC with mucinous characteristics yesterday and I was wondering if this is considered mucinous carcinoma. All she knows right now is that it's ER+, PR+, and grade two.

I had ER+ PR+ IDC four years ago. I don't have the BRCA gene mutation, though.


Dx 12/15/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 30, 2015 10:41PM sandilee wrote:

I'm no expert, but I don't think it's the same thing. My tumor had mucinous qualities, but no one treated it any differently or made mention of it. I think tumors can have different characteristics, and some mucinous qualities are not that uncommon.

Dx 11/2007, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2008 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx 6/2011, IDC, mets Radiation Therapy 6/30/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2011 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2015 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 4/20/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy 8/4/2015 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 3/11/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy 10/13/2016 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 4/4/2018 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Hormonal Therapy 6/6/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 6/6/2018 Verzenio Chemotherapy 4/23/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Apr 30, 2015 10:54PM voraciousreader wrote:

jamie...we have a thread devoted to mucinous breast cancer. You and/or your mom might want to join us on that thread. That said, many pathologists differ on how they describe mucinous cancer. Request a copy of the report and ask the medical oncologist if it is pure or mixed mucinous breast cancer. Also register at the NCCN 'S WEBSITE AND READ THE PROFESSIONAL version ( red logo) of the breast cancer guidelines. Note specifically the pages devoted to mucinous and tubular breast cancer. I wish both of you 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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Apr 30, 2015 11:51PM jamiebeth wrote:

Thanks! I will tell her what you both said and to register at the NCCN's website.

Dx 12/15/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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