Types of Breast Cancer
Types of Breast Cancer
An overview of the main types of breast cancer: ductal, lobular, invasive, inflammatory, and Paget's disease. Each type is described and treatment and prognosis are discussed.
Invasive (Infiltrating) Breast Cancer
Invasive, or infiltrating, breast cancer has the potential to spread out of the original tumor site and invade other parts of your breast and body. There are several types and subtypes of invasive breast cancer.
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma – ILC Breast Cancer
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) is a type of breast cancer that starts in the lobules of your breast, where milk is produced. Invasive Lobular Carcinoma does not always feel like a breast lump, because it may grow in a web-like mass. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma.
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Breast
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast is rare. Usually not aggressive, this type of breast cancer has a good chance of recovery after treatment. Learn about diagnosis and treatment for adenoid cystic breast carcinoma.
Angiosarcoma of the Breast
Angiosarcoma of the breast is a rarely diagnosed type of breast cancer. It can grow and spread quickly, and may affect many organs in your body. Learn the symptoms, tests to diagnose, and treatments for angiosarcoma of the breast.
Medullary Carcinoma – Invasive Breast Cancer
Medullary carcinoma of the breast is a less common form of invasive breast cancer. It starts in your milk ducts, with large cancer cells that look very different from healthy cells. Survival rates for this type of breast cancer are very good. Learn more about medullary carcinoma of the breast.
Metaplastic Breast Cancer
Metaplastic breast cancer is a rare form of breast cancer that is often treated aggressively and has uncertain prognosis. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment for metaplastic breast cancer.
Mucinous (Colloid) Carcinoma of the Breast
Mucinous carcinoma is a rare invasive breast cancer formed of mucous. Mucinous carcinomas of the breast are estrogen-receptor positive and HER2/neu negative. Read more about symptoms and diagnosis of mucinous carcinoma of the breast.
Paget’s Disease of the Nipple
Paget’s Disease of the nipple or breast is a rare type of breast cancer, which can occur in women and men. It shows up in and around the nipple, and usually signals the presence of breast cancer beneath the skin.
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma - IDC Breast Cancer
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma is a very common type of breast cancer. Here are the signs, symptoms, and treatments for invasive ductal carcinoma.
Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast
Papillary Carcinoma is a type of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). This type of breast cancer is rarely invasive, and usually stays within the milk ducts of your breast. It has a good chance of recovery after treatment.
Phyllodes Tumor - Cystosarcoma Phyllodes – Breast Cancer Tumor
Phyllodes tumor is a very rare type of breast tumor, which can be benign (harmless) or malignant (cancerous). This type of tumor is called a "sarcoma," because it occurs in the connective tissue (stroma) of your breast. Learn more about Phyllodes tumor, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Risk Factors
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) tests negative for estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 receptors. Although TNBC responds to chemotherapy treatments, there have not been effective targeted treatments for …
Basics of Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Triple negative breast cancer cells have no receptors for estrogen, progesterone, or HER2 protein. This type of breast cancer tends to be aggressive and survival rates are lower than average. Learn who is more at risk, and how triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is treated.
Tubular Carcinoma of the Breast
Tubular carcinoma is a rare type of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. Tubular carcinomas tend to be small, estrogen-receptor positive, HER2/neu negative. Your chance of recovery and survival after treatment for a tubular carcinoma is very good.
Klinefelter syndrome 47,XXY
Klinefelter syndrome is a rare genetic condition in which a man has an extra X chromosome. (Males usually have one X and one Y chromosome.) Some of the other conditions associated with Klinefelter are hypothyroidism, infertility, testicular cancer, and an increased risk for male breast cancer.
Male Breast Cancer Overview
Men are not exempt from developing breast cancer. It is much more rare in men, but since both males and females carry some breast tissue, men need to be aware of their own risk of breast cancer, and the most common types of male breast cancer.
What Are Some Inflammatory Breast Cancer Impostors?
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer. Early detection is critical to proper treatment and survival. So why is IBC often mistaken for other conditions? Learn what the IBC impostors are.