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Usual treatment for tubular breast cancer

What is the usual treatment for tubular breast cancer?  Does it often mirror in the other breast?  Is tamoxifen part of the treatment as well?
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Dear HazelLynn, Tubular carcinoma is a type of invasive ductal carcinoma.  Its distinguishing feature is the visual appearance of the cells under a microscope. In this case, the cancer cells resemble tiny tubes that are well differentiated, meaning the cells are more like normal cells than poorly-defined ones.  This type of breast cancer accounts for no more than 2% of all breast cancer diagnoses and occurs most frequently in women who are in their 50s.    Tubular breast carcinoma tends to be small, highly estrogen dependent and HER2/neu negative. Women with this type of breast cancer are less likely to metastasize and have an excellent survival rate.   Decisions about treatment would take into account several factors such as size of the tumor, hormone receptor status, lymph node status etc.  Your oncologist would best be able to discuss treatment plans based on the specifics of your individual situation.  

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Hi, I dont know anything about Tubular cancer, but I did find that there are a few posts on this Medhelp site that may help you , I just put Tubular Breast Cancer into the browser and it took me straight to the posts, they go back to 2002, so things will have improved even better now - might be worth you looking it up.  I had invasive DCIS/Mastectomy, but I needed knowledge about it, which I got from this wonderful site.

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Hazel
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