Secretory breast carcinoma

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Secretory breast carcinoma

Secretory breast carcinoma is a type of breast cancer characterized by abundant secretion of a substance called mucin within the tumor itself. Symptoms may include: lumps on the breast (sometimes painful), enlarged male breasts, ulceration (sores and breaks in the breast's skin), and bleeding from the nipple. Secretory breast cancer only accounts for 1% of all breast cancers. This condition can occur in people of all ages, but typically occurs in women around 25 years old. The average size of the tumor is 3 cm, but that can be anywhere from 1 to 16 cm. Secretory breast carcinoma is slow growing and prone to reoccur. Spreading of the cancer is relatively rare. This type of breast cancer can be treated in multiple ways, and should be treated as quickly as possible. Secretory breast carcinoma has a good prognosis with five-year survival in younger patients approaching 100%.

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The terms "Secretory breast carcinoma" returned 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare case of secretory breast carcinoma in a male adult with axillary lymph node metastasis.
 

Author(s): Jinhua Ding, Li Jiang, Yongli Gan, Weizhu Wu

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Secretory breast carcinoma is a rare tumor originally described in children but occurring equally in adult population, especially in women. This unusual subtype has a generally favorable prognosis, although several cases have been described in adults with increased aggressiveness ...

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2015

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Secretory carcinoma arising in radial scars of the breast: A case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Santosh Menon, Tanuja Shet, Anusheel Munshi, Rajendra Badwe

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;52(1):83-5.

 

Radial scars or complex sclerosing lesions are common benign lesions in the breast with characteristic radiological and pathological features. The pathological diagnosis of carcinoma arising in this setting requires careful amalgamation of clinical, radiological and morphological ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2009

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Secretory breast carcinomas with ETV6-NTRK3 fusion gene belong to the basal-like carcinoma spectrum.
 

Author(s): Marick Laé, Paul Fréneaux, Xavier Sastre-Garau, Olfa Chouchane, Brigitte Sigal-Zafrani, Anne Vincent-Salomon

Journal: Mod. Pathol.. 2009 Feb;22(2):291-8.

 

Secretory breast carcinomas (<0.15% of breast tumors) are associated with a characteristic morphology and a favorable prognosis. Remarkably, this entity is the only epithelial tumor of the breast with a balanced translocation, t(12;15), that creates an ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusion encoding ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2009

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The terms "Secretory breast carcinoma" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Secretory breast carcinoma: a clinicopathological and immunophenotypic study of 15 cases with a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Dali Li, Xiuying Xiao, Wentao Yang, Ruohong Shui, Xiaoyu Tu, Hongfen Lu, Daren Shi

Journal: Mod. Pathol.. 2012 Apr;25(4):567-75.

 

Secretory breast carcinoma is a rare breast cancer with indolent clinical behavior. Recent research showed that secretory breast carcinoma belongs to the phenotypic spectrum of basal-like breast carcinomas. In this study, a clinicopathological and immunophenotypic analysis of secretory ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2012

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Secretory carcinoma of the male breast.
 

Author(s): S R Niveditha, P Bajaj, A Nangia

Journal: J. Clin. Pathol.. 2004 Aug;57(8):894.

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2004

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Secretory breast carcinoma in a 66 year old man.
 

Author(s): H Kuwabara, M Yamane, S Okada

Journal: J. Clin. Pathol.. 1998 Jul;51(7):545-7.

 

A secretory carcinoma of the breast, associated with axillary node metastasis, unilateral gynaecomastia, and chronic active hepatitis, occurred in a 66 year old man. Although secretory carcinoma of the breast usually occurs in children and adult women, our case shows that it can rarely ...

Last Updated: 9 Nov 1998

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Study of RXDX-101 in Children With Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors and Primary CNS Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Solid Tumors; CNS Tumors; Neuroblastoma

 

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2016

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