DOCTOR'S VIEW ARCHIVE
Types of Breast Cancer
Question and Answer with Ralph Maeda, M.D.
Question:What are the types of breast cancers?
Dr. Maeda:Breast cancer is not just one disease, but rather is a general term used to describe a number of different types of cancers that occur in the breast. The majority of breast cancers can be classified into one of the following categories; infiltrating ductal carcinoma, infiltrating lobular carcinoma, ductal carcinoma in situ, lobular carcinoma in situ, inflammatory carcinoma, Paget's disease, and cystosarcoma phyllodes. There are other tumors of the breast, such as angiosarcoma, squamous cell cancer and lymphoma, but they are quite rare. These categories are based on the microscopic appearance of the breast tissue obtained with a biopsy sample.
Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma
Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma
Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
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