Secretory

So you have heard the words “breast cancer” and “secretory” and you turned to the internet and googled “it.”  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 I took outside the Apple store in Lincoln Park where my son works). We are here for you 24/7 and you are welcome anytime.

The following information comes from www.breast-cancer.ca:

Secretory Carcinoma of the Breast

Secretory breast carcinoma is a slow growing breast cancer which is actually more common in younger patients, and was in fact originally termed ‘juvenile’ breast cancer. It is called secretory carcinoma because of the abundant secretion of mucin within the tumor. It is one of the rarest types of breast carcinomas, accounting for less than 1% of all breast cancers. It can occur over virtually all age ranges, but the average age of presentation is estimated at around 25 years. Secretory breast carcinoma is a fairly benign type of breast cancer. It may be considered a subtype of infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast, but is generally associated with a better prognosis than generic ductal carcinoma. However, secretory breast carcinoma is prone to metastasis and local recurrence so must be treated aggressively.

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