Breast cancer is one of the commonest cancers to occur in women. Athough it can also occur in men, it is far more common in women.

In most cases, the first symptom of breast cancer is a lump in the breast. Other symptoms may be :

- Nipple Discharge

- Breast pain

- Inversion of the nipple

- Dimpling of the skin

- Enlargement of the whole breast or one part of the breast

- Redness, scaling or itching of the skin, especially the skin around the nipples.

There are different types of breast cancers.

  • Ductal carcinoma : These are cancers which originate in the ducts and are divided into Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC).

  • Lobular carcinoma : These cancers originate in the lobules. They are subdivided into Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC).

  • Paget's disease of the Breast: Paget's Disease of the Breast/Nipple is an uncommon type of breast cancer in which cancer cells collect in the skin of the nipples and the areola.

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare but very aggressive type of breast cancer.

  • Angiosarcoma.

  • Phyllodes.

  • Mixed type of breast cancer.

    In males, the commonest type of breast cancer is Paget's disease of the Breast. But the other types can also occur, although they are very uncommon.

    It is important to know the risk factors for breast cancer - some risk factors can be changed by modifying the lifestyle. But being genetic, some other risk factors cannot be changed.

    Regular mammograms from the age of 40 years should be done in all women. These should be followed by other tests for diagnosis of breast cancer if necessary.

    For most women, being diagnosed with breast cancer can be devastating. The types of breast cancers which can occur - some hormone dependent, others not - the different stages of the condition and the different treatment options available, may be confusing.

    This site was created with the aim of bringing together all information about breast cancer under one roof, making it easier for you to learn about this condition in detail.

    Even more important, this site gives you an opportunity to ask our experts (one a gynecologist, and the other, a radiologist with extensive experience in mammography) about any aspect of the disease and receive your reply by email within 24 hours.

    Ductal Breast Cancer in situ and Invasive Ductal cancer

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