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I have a lump in my left breast and the biopsy shows that it

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I have a lump in my left breast and the biopsy shows that it is ductal carcinoma. What is this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer.

you need to see a surgeon and talk about types of surgery to treat your breast cancer, either lumpectomy or mastectomy.

you might need a breast MRI scan

and CT scans of your body to check for spread of the cancer.

ask your doctors if your breast cancer is estrogen receptor + or - and if it is her-2/neu + or -

this will effect treatment decisions.

when do you meet with a surgeon to talk about therapy?