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Breast Cancer Types and Risks

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As a breast cancer patient, you can become empowered by the more knowledge you have about your breast cancer type. Familiarity with your type of breast cancer allows you to ask the appropriate medical questions and seek the best treatment.

The following breast cancer type information was provided by the Breastcancer.org and the National Breast Cancer Foundation websites. Also, these websites offer a plethora of detailed information regarding various types of breast cancer. The following breast cancer types are in no particular order.

• Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC). This breast cancer type represents 78 percent of all malignancies and is the most common type of breast cancer.

• Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). This type of breast cancer accounts for one to five percent of all breast cancer cases. This breast cancer type is very aggressive and rare.

• Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ (DCIS). This breast cancer type is restricted to the breast ductal system.


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