So you have heard the words “breast cancer” and “Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast” and you turned to the internet. You googled “it” and here you are. You’ve been surfing around online trying to make sense of what is happening to you, to sort it out and to put together some sort of plan. I know, I did the same thing. That is why I started breast cancer MyStory. It is here for you so you’d have a soft space online to land when the hard diagnosis of breast cancer hits. Take your time to wander our site. In all your frantic worries of the moment, don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers (thus the photo reminder to the left that I took of some recently planted lilies in my new ‘secret garden’ area of my backyard). We are here for you 24/7 and you are welcome anytime.
The following information is from breastcancer.org:
What is Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast?
“Invasive papillary carcinomas of the breast are rare, accounting for less than 1-2% of invasive breast cancers. In most cases, these types of tumors are diagnosed in older women who have already been through menopause. An invasive papillary carcinoma usually has a well-defined border and is made up of small, finger-like projections. Often it is Grade 2, or moderate grade, on a scale of 1 to 3 — with Grade 1 describing cancer cells that look and behave somewhat like normal, healthy breast cells, and Grade 3 describing very abnormal, fast-growing cancer cells. In most cases of invasive papillary carcinoma, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is also present. (DCIS is a type of cancer in which the carcinoma cells are confined to the breast duct.)
For information about how papillary invasive carcinoma is treated, see the section on treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma.”
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