What Do You Know About the Most Common Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma?

Jul 31st 2009 Oct 10th 2017

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True or False: Infiltrating ductal carcinoma and invasive breast cancer are two different diagnoses.
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  1. True or False: Infiltrating ductal carcinoma and invasive breast cancer are two different diagnoses.

    Correct Answer: False.

  2. Once your medical team has determined that you have IDC, they'll want to ascertain if it's spread and, if so, how far. The way they determine this is:

    Correct Answer: Removing and testing one or more of the lymph nodes in your armpit.

  3. The usual course of treatment for Invasive/Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma is:

    Correct Answer: All of the above.

  4. True or False: Once you complete your initial treatment for IDC, you'll take tamoxifen for several years to prevent a recurrence.

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  5. Once you complete treatment for Invasive/Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma:

    Correct Answer: You'll be watched carefully for signs of a recurrence, visiting your oncologist regularly for 5 or more years.