Treatments for invasive ductal carcinoma IDC include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted therapy. You and your doctor will decide what treatment or combination of treatments is right for you depending on the characteristics of the cancer and your personal preferences. Surgery is used to treat IDC not only to remove the breast tumor itself, but also to confirm whether or not cancer is in the lymph nodes. You will work with your doctor to determine what type of surgery is right for you based on the stage and grade of the cancer and other factors specific to your situation. In most cases, surgery is the first treatment for IDC.
4 Breast Cancer Stages: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
If you have been recently diagnosed, we will review your pathology to confirm you have received the correct diagnosis and staging information, and develop a personalized treatment plan. If you have a recurrence, we will perform comprehensive testing and identify a treatment approach tailored to your needs. Our cancer doctors use a variety of diagnostic tests to evaluate breast cancer and develop the appropriate treatment plan for you. At stage 0, the breast mass is noninvasive, and there is no indication that the tumor cells have spread to other parts of the breast or other parts of the body. Often, stage 0 is considered a precancerous condition that typically requires close observation, but not treatment. Stage 0 breast cancer is difficult to detect. There may not be a lump that can be felt during a self-examination, and there may be no other symptoms.
The following are treatment options for stage 1 ductal carcinoma and lobular carcinoma. Stage 1 is divided into stage 1A and stage 1B, which doctors consider early stage breast cancer. Your healthcare team will suggest treatments based on your needs and work with you to develop a treatment plan.
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