ductal carcinoma

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Related to ductal carcinoma: Ductal carcinoma in situ

duct car·ci·no·ma

, ductal carcinoma
a carcinoma derived from epithelium of ducts, for example, in the breast or pancreas.

ductal carcinoma

Infiltrating duct carcinoma, infiltrating carcinoma–not otherwise specified Oncology The major pathologic form of breast CA, which accounts for 50-75% of all invasive breast CAs Pathology To be defined as DC, 90% of tissue examined must have a ductal pattern; grossly, DC is indurated with a stellate pattern of extension; DC imparts an unripe pear sensation when cut with a fresh scalpel. See Axillary dissection, Estrogen receptors. Cf Lobular carcinoma, Medullary carcinoma.

Ductal carcinoma

A type of cancer that accounts for as much as 80% of breast cancers. These tumors feel bigger than they look on ultrasound or mammogram.
Mentioned in: Breast Ultrasound
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Usual intraductal hyperplasia (UIDH), also known as low-risk ductal intraepithelial neoplasia, is an extremely common proliferative lesion of the breast and is considered to be a different biologic process than atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) and low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ (LG-DCIS).
The oral presentation, ( Abstract: S5-04; Rakovitch E et al) titled "A large prospectively-designed study of the DCIS score: Predicting recurrence risk after local excision for ductal carcinoma in situ patients with and without irradiation," will take place on December 12 at 10:15 a.
Ductal carcinoma is the form of breast cancer which starts in the lining of the milk ducts while lobular carcinoma begins in the milk glands of the breast.
The numerous black and white images in this atlas illustrate the size and location of ductal carcinoma in the breast, and the characteristics of invasive lobular carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, papillary carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, and benign lesions.
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