Types of Breast Cancer

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Lt Col Flemings
Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Fortunately, huge strides have been made in recent years relating to the early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Maj Patel
Malignant breast disease, or breast cancer, is cancer that begins in the breast tissue. There are two main types of breast cancer: ductal carcinoma, which originates in the breast ducts, and lobular carcinoma, which originates in the lobules. In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other areas of the breast.

Lt Col Flemings
After a diagnosis confirming the existence of breast cancer, the provider will determine the stage of the cancer. The stage is based on the size of the tumor and whether or not the cancer has spread.