IDC originates in the transition between the breast's milk ducts and lobuli and invades surrounding breast tissue. Note Figure 1. Main breast cancer histological types. From top left to bottom right: ductal NST, medullary, tubular, cribriform, mucinous and squamous metaplastic breast cancer. Invasive ductal carcinoma is a heterogeneous group with many different subtypes, some of them extremely rare. Each of these variants is associated with another pathological presentation and with a different prognosis compared to invasive ductal carcinoma of no special type NST.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) | Breast condition | Cancer Research UK
What is invasive ductal carcinoma? Symptoms 3. Treating invasive ductal carcinoma 5. After treatment 6. Further support. Invasive ductal carcinoma, also known as invasive ductal breast cancer, is the most common type of breast cancer.
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
Breast cancer survival rates and prognosis are determined by so many different factors that it is always difficult to make generalizations. NOTE : this page has been recently updated with the most up-to-date statistics. Prognosis has improved so much because breast cancer treatments have become more effective since this page was first created. Remember that survival is better than listed here. Most importantly, ask your oncologist and specialist team, who keep current with the latest statistics and best treatments.
Cancer cells can travel from the breast to other parts of the body through the blood stream or the lymphatic system. They may travel early in the process when a tumor is small or later when a tumor is large. If breast cancer spreads, the lymph nodes in the underarm area the axillary lymph nodes are the first place it's likely to go. Learn about treatment for invasive breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer is invasive breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and axillary lymph nodes to other organs in the body most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain.