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I have adnoid carsonoma cancer in my left breast, I'm told

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I have adnoid carsonoma cancer in my left breast, I'm told this is very rare I'm just worried my two daughters are at risk? Michelle USA I'm due to have a Masectomy on the 19th of this month and I hope it's the right thing to do! Michelle H.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi Michelle,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

I understand your concern.

Even if it is a rare variety cancer, the prognosis depends on how much it has spread.

If the tumor is limited within the breast without any spread, then there is very good chance of cure with mastectomy by completely removing the breast.

Hormone sensitivity of the tumor also should be checked to decide on the need for adjuvant therapy following surgery to prevent recurrence.

Your daughters should undergo genetic testing to look for any breast cancer specific gene present or not.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor.

I am sorry about your adenoid carcinoma of your breast. this is a rare type of histology for breast cancer.

your daughters are not at risks for adenoid carcinomas of the breast.

they don't need genetic testing for breast cancer, but they should start to get mammograms and ultrasound of their breast at age 40.

at age 58, you don't need genetic testing for breast cancer. this will not change your treatment plan.

but you may benefit from Oncotype genetic tests of your breast cancer cells to tell you what your systemic cancer spread risk is to see if you might benefit from chemotherapy or not.

it is best that you consult with both a medical oncologist (chemotherapy doctor) and radiation oncologist after your mastectomy to see if you need additional therapy after your mastectomy.

these additional treatments can improve your chances of cure

ask your doctors to send the pathology slides out also to a large NCCN cancer hospital pathology department for second opinion pathology evaluation of the slides to double check on the diagnosis to make sure it is a adenoid carcinoma in your breast.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi Michelle,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

I understand your concern.

Even if it is a rare variety cancer, the prognosis depends on how much it has spread.

If the tumor is limited within the breast without any spread, then there is very good chance of cure with mastectomy by completely removing the breast.

Hormone sensitivity of the tumor also should be checked to decide on the need for adjuvant therapy following surgery to prevent recurrence.

Your daughters should undergo genetic testing to look for any breast cancer specific gene present or not.

Best wishes,

It was my pleasure to help you today.

If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor.

I am sorry about your adenoid carcinoma of your breast. this is a rare type of histology for breast cancer.

your daughters are not at risks for adenoid carcinomas of the breast.

they don't need genetic testing for breast cancer, but they should start to get mammograms and ultrasound of their breast at age 40.

at age 58, you don't need genetic testing for breast cancer. this will not change your treatment plan.

but you may benefit from Oncotype genetic tests of your breast cancer cells to tell you what your systemic cancer spread risk is to see if you might benefit from chemotherapy or not.

it is best that you consult with both a medical oncologist (chemotherapy doctor) and radiation oncologist after your mastectomy to see if you need additional therapy after your mastectomy.

these additional treatments can improve your chances of cure

ask your doctors to send the pathology slides out also to a large NCCN cancer hospital pathology department for second opinion pathology evaluation of the slides to double check on the diagnosis to make sure it is a adenoid carcinoma in your breast.

let me know if you have other questions.

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