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Breast Cancer Types

Ductal Carcinoma in situ:

DCIS is early breast cancer confined to the inside of the ductal system.



Infiltrating Ductal:


The most common type of breast cancer representing 78% of all malignancies. These lesions can be stellate (star like in appearance on mammography) in appearance or well circumscribed (rounded). The stellate lesions generally have a poorer prognosis.



Medullary Carcinoma:


Comprises 15% of breast cancers. These lesions are generally well circumscribed.


Infiltrating Lobular:


Representing 15% of breast cancer these lesions generally present in the upper outer quadrant of the breast as a subtle thickening.



 

Tubular Carcinoma:

Orderly or well differentiated carcinoma of the breast. These lesions make up about 2% of breast cancer and have a favorable prognosis with nearly a 95% 10-year survival.



 

Mucinous Carcinoma:

Represents 1%-2% of carcinoma of the breast and has a favorable prognosis.



 

Inflammatory Breast Cancer:
IBC, a rare but very aggressive type of breast cancer, in which the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast are blocked by cancer cells. It is called �Inflammatory� because the breast often looks swollen and red, or �inflamed�. IBC accounts for 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancer cases in the
United States.
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