IDC, slow growing cancer right breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine mammograms right breast, 4 years apart.

Patient Data

Gender: Female


Case Discussion

Not all cancers grow aggressively or quickly. This is a case of a slow growing IDC, histology confirmed.

As a general rule the older post menopousal ladies have less aggressive, more indolent  cancers while the converse is true for young pre menipousal cancers. I said General Rule.

Which is we some of us feel screen annually before 50 and then twice a year.

This case also illustrates the misnomer of "overdiagnosis"

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Case information

rID: 19717
Published: 6th Oct 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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