Before you start reading, take this helpful quiz on infiltrating/invasive ductal carcinoma as a preview to this FAQ.
Q. I’ve learned I have IDC, which the doctor called infiltrating ductal carcinoma. But someone else called it invasive ductal carcinoma. Are they the same thing?
A. Yes, they are. And here’s what’s going on: atypical cells–cells that, for an unknown reason, mutated as they grew–have collected in the ducts in your breast. Ducts are the tiny tubes that carry milk from...Read more
Q. I’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor tells me it’s DCIS. What does that mean?A. Congratulations! Seems strange to say that... Read more »
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... Read more »