Question by Carrington: Anyone familiar with this type of cancer?
Today, my mom was diagnosed with Infiltrated Lobular breast cancer, is anyone familiar with this type and how severe is it in comparison with other types of breast cancer? (she’s getting a masectomy monday)

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Answer by EmilyRose
Infiltrating lublar carcinoma describes breast cancer that starts from cells in the lobules of the breast, and spreads to other parts of the breast, and potentially to other parts of the body. It is the second most common type of invasive prest cancer, representing 10-15% of invasive breast cancer cases.

There are two main types of breast cancer: infiltrating and in situ. In situ cancers stay where they are and don’t spread to other parts of the breast or the rest of the body. Infiltrating ones do spread. The infiltrating types of breast cancer are more likely to be more serious than the in situ ones in that they can potentially spread to the vital organs. However, there’s no overall rule for predicting how severe a particular case is based on what type it is. The severity of the disease depends far more on how advanced it is and whether or not it has spread to other parts of the body.

Breast cancer is overall one of the more treatable forms of cancer. If the cancer hasn’t let metastasized (spread), there’s a good chance that the all the cancer cells will be removed in the mastectomy. If the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, there’s still a chance that it can be eliminated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other treatments. There are various ways to essentially label cancer cells so they’ll show up on various types of scans, so your mother’s doctor should be able to tell you whether the cancer has spread outside the breast.

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