Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy found in women. One of every 8-10 women will be affected. Though much more rare, men also may develop the disease. There are various types of breast cancer: Ductal and lobular carcinoma in situ (earliest of cancers) Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (80% of all breast cancer) Infiltrating lobular carcinoma (10-15%) Inflammatory carcinoma (1% but aggressive) Breast cancer may present in various “stages,” i.e. stage 0, 1, 2, 3 (A-B) and stage 4. Proper treatment of your breast cancer relates to these stages. Surgical treatment options have been controversial over the years.

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