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Topic: My mom is indulged in Paget disease

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: Dec 8, 2018 12:46PM

Pakistani wrote:

Histologic Type: Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Architectural Pattern: Solid & Comedo Tumor size: 7.5x4.0x3.5cm Nuclear Grade: High Grade Necrosis; Present

What is meant of above case for a common person

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Dec 9, 2018 04:01PM Jelson wrote:

BCO has a lot of information about breast cancer on the main site. Here is a page and links about Paget's Disease https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/pagets It is a cancer found in the nipple and ducts around the nipple and often associated with DCIS (like your mom) or IDC. There is also information and a forum here on the community page about DCIS.Start here! https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/dcis/d...

I had high grade DCIS, like your mom. I had a lumpectomy, radiation and because the tumor was ER/PR+, I took tamoxifen to block the estrogen from feeding any remaining breast cancer cells. A lumpectomy or mastectomy will probably be recommended for your mom. I don't know anything about Paget's but DCIS is stage 0. The breast cancer cells are not yet capable of spreading outside of the ducts. Some DCIS - of lower grade can just be watched and surgery not performed, but not high grade (grade 3), it should be removed surgically . If only DCIS is found, It is very possible that your mom will not need chemotherapy.

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+

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