What are the different types of Breast Cancer?

Different Types of Breast Cancer

Non-invasive Breast Cancer

  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) – preinvasive
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ

Invasive Breast Cancer

  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma = Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma – Most common breast cancer accounting for 50-75% of all breast cancers.
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Mucinous (colloid) Carcinoma
  • Papillary Carcinoma
  • Medullary Carcinoma

Special forms of Breast Cancer

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Pagets disease of the Breast – those who present with a mass at time of diagnosis most often have more advanced breast cancer.
  • Metaplastic Breast Cancer

Source: http://ww5.komen.org/breastcancer/typesoftumors.html