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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.
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ductal carcinomaInfiltrating 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.
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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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