What Do You Know About the Most Common Type of Breast Cancer?

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Question 1 of 5

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

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 2 of 5

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

AX-rays to reveal other 'hot spots' in your body.
BA blood test. Cancer cells in your blood are a sign that the cancer has spread.
CThe specific characteristics of the tumor, which the pathologist can determine under a microscope.
DRemoving and testing one or more of the lymph nodes in your armpit.
EThere is no good way to tell if the cancer has spread.
AX-rays to reveal other 'hot spots' in your body.
BA blood test. Cancer cells in your blood are a sign that the cancer has spread.
CThe specific characteristics of the tumor, which the pathologist can determine under a microscope.
DRemoving and testing one or more of the lymph nodes in your armpit.
EThere is no good way to tell if the cancer has spread.
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Question 3 of 5

The usual course of treatment for invasive/infiltrating ductal carcinoma is:

ASurgery and chemo.
BSurgery and radiation.
CSurgery, chemo, and radiation.
DSurgery and hormone therapy.
EAll of the above.
ASurgery and chemo.
BSurgery and radiation.
CSurgery, chemo, and radiation.
DSurgery and hormone therapy.
EAll of the above.
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Question 4 of 5

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

ATrue
BFalse
CIt Depends
ATrue
BFalse
CIt Depends
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Question 5 of 5

Once you complete treatment for IDC:

ACongratulations! You're cured!
BYou'll be watched carefully for signs of a recurrence, visiting your oncologist regularly for five or more years.
CThere's still a small chance cancer could come back, so you'll be given instructions for a specific type of monthly self-exam, and will receive yearly mammograms, even if you're under 40.
DSince your cancer is invasive, you'll need to see an oncologist on a yearly basis for the rest of your life.
EYou'll have a yearly mammogram and be put on a 'watchful waiting' program until you are 70, at which time if the cancer has not returned, you'll be considered cured.
ACongratulations! You're cured!
BYou'll be watched carefully for signs of a recurrence, visiting your oncologist regularly for five or more years.
CThere's still a small chance cancer could come back, so you'll be given instructions for a specific type of monthly self-exam, and will receive yearly mammograms, even if you're under 40.
DSince your cancer is invasive, you'll need to see an oncologist on a yearly basis for the rest of your life.
EYou'll have a yearly mammogram and be put on a 'watchful waiting' program until you are 70, at which time if the cancer has not returned, you'll be considered cured.
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