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Diagnosed ductal carcinoma breast, undergone tumor removal. Further surgery needed? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor, Good Morning
User:My mother, 54 years old had diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma and she had undergone tumor removal 2 weeks back.
User:Do we need to go for any further surgery?
Doctor:Is it involving the breast?
User:Yes doctor
Doctor:The complete treatment of ductal carcinoma breast is depended on the type and stage/grading of the tumour.
Doctor:As the tumour is resected, a histopathological studies of the tumour tissue is done to know the staging and type of tumor.
User:The biopsis report says it is Grade I
Doctor:If it grade 1, it is probably an tumour insitu where the tumour is restricted to the tumour site itself.
Doctor:The treatment here would be surgical resection followed by a brief course of radiotherapy.
Doctor:Rarely in some women, a repeat procedure to remove the whole breast (mastectomy) would be needed.
Doctor:The type of surgery needed and the course of radiotherapy needed would entirely depend on clinical examination, presence of enlarged lymphnodes and the stage of tumour.
Doctor:I suggest you to discuss with her oncosurgeon to know about the complete status of the tumour.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes doctor
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:And finally, approximately how much would be the cost of treatment ?
Doctor:Cost of treatment would vary - based on whether or not she requires radiotherapy; number of radiotherapy cycles needed and whether or not she needs repeat procedures.
Doctor:I am unable to give you an estimate without the complete details of the tumour.
Doctor:I apologize for that.
User:No problem, doctor. Thanks for valuable suggestions. No more queries from me now.
Doctor:Is there any other query which you like to discuss?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:No doctor
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Thanks a lot again and bye.
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