Breast cancer is a type of uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that can develop in one of several areas of the breast, including the ducts that carry milk to the nipple, the lobules (small sacs that produce milk) and the nonglandular tissue.
The main forms of invasive breast cancer are:
Invasive ductal carcinoma - This type of breast cancer develops in the milk ducts and accounts for about 75% of cases. It can break through the duct wall and invade the...
Once you’ve started breast cancer treatment–with a lumpectomy or mastectomy, or maybe you’re starting with chemotherapy–the... 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 »
Article last updated on March 31, 2014Background Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a relatively rare type of breast cancer that grows in the lymph... Read more »
Q. I have this scaly rash right around my nipple. That couldn’t be a sign of cancer, could it? A. Yes, it could. Or it could be a plain old rash.... Read more »