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Types & Stages

 
Types & Stages

Chapter: 5 - Types & Stages

Subchapter: 2 - Stage 0 & 1

Stage 0
Stage 0, DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ) is a noninvasive cancer where abnormal cells have been found in the lining of the breast milk duct.

Even though Stage 0 cancer is still noninvasive, it does require immediate treatment and is typically treated with surgery or radiation, or a combination of the two. Chemotherapy is not part of the treatment regimen for earlier stages of cancer.

Stage 1
In Stage 1 invasive breast cancer, the tumor has not exceeded 2cm (0.8in). Although it’s considered to be invasive, it has not yet spread to any surrounding lymph nodes or outside the breast tissue.

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  • %20Christina Mark Profile

    I have a stage 1 Idc tumor, which chemo drug is common to use for that type if cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 6 years 3 answers
    • Tiffani Warila Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I agree with Diana, I am diagnosed stage 2 and that is what I had for chemo. 4 rounds of adriamycin/cytoxin followed by 4 rounds of taxol. My treatments were every 14 days. I completed my chemo on nov 5 and just had my lumpectomy this past Thursday. I will need about 30 radiation treatments...

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      I agree with Diana, I am diagnosed stage 2 and that is what I had for chemo. 4 rounds of adriamycin/cytoxin followed by 4 rounds of taxol. My treatments were every 14 days. I completed my chemo on nov 5 and just had my lumpectomy this past Thursday. I will need about 30 radiation treatments starting in January. it's a long road, but you will get through it! Keep your head up!

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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Most of the women I've spoken to started out with 4 rounds of Adriamiacin/Cytoxin followed by either 4 rounds of dose dense Taxol or 12 rounds of a lower dose of Taxol. But this varies depending on what your Oncologist recommends.

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    What is the general prognosis for stage one triple negative breast cancer?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 2 answers
    • Trish Watt Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I was diagnosed with stage one triple negative Breast cancer in 2005. They didn't know much about it back then other than it being an aggressive type of cancer that they usually went at with strong Chemo. A/C and Taxol dose dense which means Chemo every other week for 8 rounds of treatment. I was...

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      I was diagnosed with stage one triple negative Breast cancer in 2005. They didn't know much about it back then other than it being an aggressive type of cancer that they usually went at with strong Chemo. A/C and Taxol dose dense which means Chemo every other week for 8 rounds of treatment. I was treated at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, I don't know where you live but if it's near a big city go to a teaching hospital, they have all the latest treatments. I'm doing great and with all of the anti-nausea drugs they have now I was fortunate NOT to get sick even once but everyone responds differently. To their treatments. Now days they have found that treating Cancer is very specific for each person and they treat you for your needs not based on someone else's response. You are going down a long road of treatment but you will get through. This is a great site to get answers, they didn't even have it 6 years ago so see they are making progress. Stay positive, you are woman, hear us ROAR!

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    • Lysa Allison Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Your prognosis is excellent. I would encourage you to do everything your doctors tell and take excellent care of yourself like eat right and get plenty of sleep. In going through cancer treatment, I realized God loves me and will help me through this. God loves you and will help you too.

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    Having lymphvascular invasion is it something i should scare of ???

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 1 answer
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I found a very nice discussion on another website about this topic. Several women who had this diagnosis, were talking among themselves. They didn't make this sound earth-shattering. It seemed the women were under 40 and were node negative (no cancer found in lymph nodes) but there was cancer...

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      I found a very nice discussion on another website about this topic. Several women who had this diagnosis, were talking among themselves. They didn't make this sound earth-shattering. It seemed the women were under 40 and were node negative (no cancer found in lymph nodes) but there was cancer found in blood vessels to the nodes. Here is the link. I think you will find it very informative and not scary. Hang in there, gal!
      Sharon

      http://community.breastcancer.org/forum/96/topic/753851

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  • Margee Hromek Profile

    I had a unilateral masectomy 19 months ago along with the removal of some lymph nodes under my arm. My arm still feels numb. Does it ever go away?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2011
    over 5 years 2 answers
    • melissa perlman Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Nerves take 18-24 months to regenerate. At the end of this time, the feeling you have is the way it's going to be.

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    • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      I am a little over two years out from a bi lateral with 12 nodes removed. I still have numbness, but as my doc told me, it doesn't go away you just get use to it. It only bothers me now when I touch it. I will have an itch deeper inside but can't feel when I scratch it. Weird I know, but is...

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      I am a little over two years out from a bi lateral with 12 nodes removed. I still have numbness, but as my doc told me, it doesn't go away you just get use to it. It only bothers me now when I touch it. I will have an itch deeper inside but can't feel when I scratch it. Weird I know, but is how it is and have learned to "live" with it. Good luck.

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