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What is invasive (or infiltrating) ductal carcinoma?

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Invasive (or infiltrating) ductal carcinoma is a form of cancer that starts in the milk ducts of the breast. Then, it breaks through the wall of the duct and invades the fatty tissue of the breast. This is the most common form of breast cancer, accounting for 80% of invasive cases.

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American Cancer Society.
News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2017

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American Cancer Society.
News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2017

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