Q. I’ve heard of women with DCIS and IDC, but I just found out I have ILC. What’s that?
A. ILC–infiltrating lobular carcinoma–is similar to IDC (infiltrating ductal carcinoma), and the two are usually paired when you’re reading about types of breast cancer. The main difference involves geography: IDC occurs in your breast’s ducts, the tiny tubes that carry milk from where it’s manufactured–in the lobules–to your nipple. ILC occurs in–you guessed it–those milk-manufacturing...
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Q. I’ve just been diagnosed with LCIS. The doctor said it’s not really cancer; but if that’s the case, why is it called cancer? I’m... Read more »
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