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What is ductal carcinoma?

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  • This common form of breast cancer starts in the milk ducts, which lie beneath the skin and lead to the nipple. There are two types: Ductal carcinoma in situ, also called intraductal carcinoma
  • Invasive ductal carcinoma

The symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for each are different.

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: "DCIS - Ductal Carcinoma In Situ," "Invasive ductal carcinoma," “Treatment for DCIS.”

National Cancer Institute: "Ductal Carcinoma In Situ."

American Cancer Society: "What is breast cancer?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: "DCIS - Ductal Carcinoma In Situ," "Invasive ductal carcinoma," “Treatment for DCIS.”

National Cancer Institute: "Ductal Carcinoma In Situ."

American Cancer Society: "What is breast cancer?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 27, 2019

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