Tubular carcinoma of the breast is a rare subtype of invasive ductal carcinoma (cancer that begins inside the milk duct and spreads beyond it). Tubular carcinoma accounts for about 1-2% of all breast cancer cases. In this type of cancer, the tumor is usually small and made up of tube-shaped cells that are low grade. “Low grade” means they look somewhat similar to normal, healthy cells and tend to grow slowly.
Tubular carcinoma of the breast is less likely to spread outside the breast than other types of breast cancer. It’s also easier to treat.
Studies have found that the average age of diagnosis for tubular carcinoma ranges from the mid-40s to late 60s.
On the following pages, you can learn more about:
- Symptoms and Diagnosis of Tubular Carcinoma of the Breast
- Treatment of Tubular Carcinoma of the Breast
- Follow-up Care for Tubular Carcinoma of the Breast
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