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What is the usual stage for invasive poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma? They are also CTing my lungs for nodules in the right lower lung. My breast is hugely swollen, with a completel inverted nipple. Help!

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2007
    This is again, another situation where you need a face to face talk asap with your oncologist, or radiologist, etc. (specialist) for a translation. I would be having a lot of questions. You will probably have several more tests before you have the entire picture. Again, I am surprised when the patient is given their test results and no sit-down time with a doctor to explain it all. (This is my rant for the medical world.... why do they do that???) The poor patient is left in absolute terror and trying to get some answers via a board. I have total and absolute empathy for this situation. I would be trying to get an appointment asap. I also had an inverted nipple and a diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma. There are plenty of us here to help support you through your treatment. Hang in there, please keep us posted. Positive hugs to you. Take care, Sharon
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      Sharon...even though I have not met you...but I totally "luv ya"! Since I joined this board in Feb. you have been an inspiration and a wealth of info for me. (there's a few more ladies on here too) you always make sure people advocate for...

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      Sharon...even though I have not met you...but I totally "luv ya"! Since I joined this board in Feb. you have been an inspiration and a wealth of info for me. (there's a few more ladies on here too) you always make sure people advocate for themselves. I learned that quickly from you...I'm no longer "shy" when it comes to my treatments. Also, I learned from you everybody is different even though we may have the same thing...but I use this board as a guide and for reassurance that we all will be ok. Thanks for all your positive input Sharon...you certainly have helped guide me through...! ;)

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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2010
    I agree Sharon. My oncologist wouldn't even let me read my pathology report without explaining first. Nobody on this board is really qualified, unless a MD, to say what stage a cancer is. Everyone's cancer is different and a bunch of medical terminology looked up on the Internet is terrifying. My sister in laws report looked scary before her dr explained it to her, she is fine. Lumpectomy n radiation. Mine sounded far worse n ended up being stage 1, very very small tumor. Talk to your oncologist, get second opinions and try not to freak out. I know that is hard, but it won't change what already is. Take care, be strong n these boards are great.
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    Poorly differentiated means the cells are very different from normal cells vs well differentiated cells are closer to normal cells. Sounds like things are fairly advanced. If there is cancer in the lung then it would be Stage 4. Tell us more when you know..
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