9 Types of Breast Cancer

  9 types breast cancerBreast cancer is a malignant disease that occurs when the cells in the breast start to grow out of control. The exact causes of the disease are unknown, but the development of breast cancer has been found to be related to acquired or inherited gene mutations. Understanding the different types of breast cancer can help tailor a more effective treatment plan as well as provide a clearer prognosis. Here's a list of nine types of breast cancer you should know about: 1. Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS): Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the second most common type of breast cancer, and it is classified as non-invasive cancer. Carcinoma means cancer while in situ refers to the fact that it is confined to its original site. Ductal carcinoma in situ is usually an early stage cancer and highly treatable. However, if not treated, the cancer may spread into the surrounding breast tissue and beyond. 2. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma: Invasive ductal carcinoma is similar to ductal carcinoma in situ, sharing the place of origin, but here the cancer is not limited to the ducts. “The abnormal cancer cells that began forming in the milk ducts have spread beyond the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue. Invasive cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body. IDC is also the type of breast cancer
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