Have breast cancer stage 0? What does it mean?
Breast cancer stage 0, also called carcinoma in situ, is the earliest stage of breast cancer. It is noninvasive and no indication that the tumor cells have spread to other part of the breast or parts of the body. During the self-exam, there may be a lump that can be felt and you may not feel other symptoms.
There are 2 types of breast cancer stage 0.
Ductal carinoma in situ (DCIS)
Breast cancer cells develop in the breast ducts, that is called ductal carcinoma in situs(DCIS). The routine mammogram screening helps diagnose it more often now. DCIS can become invasive, so it is really important to take treatment as soon as possible.
Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
Abnormal cells develop in the lobules, that is called lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). These cells are not cancerous and this condition rarely becomes invasive cancer but it may be at increased risk for developing breast cancer in the future. The risk of getting an invasive cancer is 20-25percent over 15 years after the initial diagnosis.
What treatment options do you have for breast cancer stage 0?
Many breast cancers stage 0 patients do not require treatment. When you do, the treatment generally is very successful.
Surgery(modified radical mastectomy & breast reconstruction)
Open surgery is the most common treatment for breast cancer patients. Breast cancer stage 2 is the early stage cancer and open surgery can remove the tumor and have a good prognosis. However, the worst thing is a part of the breast or the entire breast also will be removed. In Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, the surgeon removes the breast and carefully dissects the underarm lymph node but no muscles are removed from beneath the breast so that doctor can reconstruct the breast and keep an original shape as if it is not be removed. If you do not want to take open surgery, there are other options for the breast cancer treatment stage 3, see as followed.
Green chemotherapy is a new type of chemotherapy which is different from the intravenous chemotherapy. Intravenous chemotherapy can cause the side effects. In accordance with human biological clock, anticancer drugs will be given when tumor cells are actively and believed to be most susceptible while normal cells inactive. In this way, minimal dose of medicine can achieve best effects with lowest side effects to the body.
5 year survival rate for breast cancer stage 0
According to American Cancer Society, 5 year survival rate of breast cancer stage 0 is very close to 100%. In fact, women diagnosed with breast cancer stage 0 usually live long and healthy lives. However, it is difficult to detect breast cancer stage 0. Regular mammogram or self-exam is necessary so that it can be detected as early as you can.
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*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.