What is the survival rate of invasive ductal carcinoma? The five-year survival rate for localized invasive ductal carcinoma is high — nearly 100% when treated early on. If the cancer has spread to other tissues in the region, the five-year survival rate is 86%. If the cancer has metastasized to distant areas of your body, the five-year survival rate is 28%.
What stage of breast cancer is invasive ductal carcinoma? Generally, the stage of invasive ductal carcinoma is described as a number on a scale of I through IV. Stages I, II, and III describe early-stage cancers, and stage IV describes cancers that have spread outside the breast to other parts of the body, such as the bones or liver.
What is the best treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma?
- Lumpectomy is removal of part of the breast. It is also known as breast-conserving surgery.
- Mastectomy is removal of the breast. Mastectomy is a treatment for patients with multiple, very aggressive, or large invasive ductal tumors.
Is ductal carcinoma aggressive? DCIS is a noninvasive form of early breast cancer in which abnormal cells are localized to milk ducts in the breast. In some cases, however, DCIS may become aggressive and spread to surrounding tissue, but until now pathologists have not had a way to identify which cases may become invasive.