Tumor size is strongly related to prognosis (chances for survival). In general, the smaller the tumor, the better the prognosis tends to be .Tumor size is part of breast cancer staging.In the TNM staging system, a "T" followed by a number shows the size of the tumor.
Sep 19, 2018 · Size indicates how large across the tumor is at its widest point. Doctors measure cancer in millimeters (1 mm.04 inch) or centimeters (1 cm.4 inch). Size is used to help determine the stage of the breast cancer.
Results. Tumour size was a strong predictor of 15-year survival in both the node-positive and node-negative cancer subgroups. A decline of 1.0 cm in size was associated with a reduction in 15-year mortality of 10.3% in the node-positive group and of 2.5% in the node-negative group.Cited by: 28.
Types of invasive breast cancer. Figure 4.6 lists the types of invasive breast cancer. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer (70-80 percent of all breast cancers). It may also be called infiltrating ductal carcinoma, invasive carcinoma of no special type or invasive carcinoma not otherwise specified.
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