Breast cancer is not just one form of disease. There are several different types and subtypes of diseases that are referred to as breast cancer. No wonder each patient receives a different type of treatment owing to the peculiarity of the cancer that they have developed. The type of breast cancer is determined by the specific cells in the breast that are affected. It can be divided into invasive and noninvasive breast cancer. Patients who want an expert’s opinion for a preliminary diagnosis can opt for the best breast cancer treatment in Kolkata to get started with the treatment.
Non-invasive Breast Cancers
Non-invasive breast cancers are cancers that are contained within the milk ducts or lobules in the breast.
a) Ductal carcinoma is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer. It starts in the milk ducts of the breast and is non-invasive because it hasn’t spread into any surrounding breast tissue. This is not life threating although it can increase the risk of developing an invasive breast cancer later in life.
b) Lobular carcinoma is non-invasive breast cancer that grows in the lobules but it does not spread into any surrounding breast tissue. This is not life-threatening, but can increase the risk of developing invasive breast cancer later on in life.
Invasive Breast Cancers
Invasive breast cancers spread outside the ducts or lobules of the breast into surrounding breast tissue.
a) Invasive ductal carcinoma is a most common type of breast cancer. In this the cancer that begin in the milk ducts of the breast break through the lining of the milk duct and spread into the surrounding breast tissue. It gradually spreads to the lymph nodes as well.
b) Invasive lobular carcinoma means that the cancer that began in the milk-producing lobules of the breast has broken through the lining of the lobule and spread into surrounding breast tissue. Over time of development the invasive lobular breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes and potentially to other parts of the body rendering it lethal.
c) Paget’s disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer in which cancer cells grow in the nipple or the areola. As a result, the nipple and areola become scaly, red, itchy, and irritated. Many people with Paget’s disease also have either DCIS or invasive breast cancer in other parts of the breast.
d) Phyllodes tumours of the breast are rare. Although most phyllodes tumours are not cancerous some are malignant. Phyllodes tumours tend to grow quickly, but these rarely spread outside the breast. Phyllodes tumours develop in the breast’s connective tissue or stroma which is outside the ducts of the breast.
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