Types of Breast Cancer
There are multiple types of breast cancer. Our expert physicians and professional staff can develop a customized treatment plan for your needs. Types of breast cancer include:
Ductal carcinoma in situ - Also known as pre-invasive breast cancer, DCIS is treatable and highly curable. In DCIS, abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct but have not spread outside the duct to other tissues in the breast.
Invasive breast cancer - Invasive cancers have started to break through normal breast tissue barriers and have the potential to spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body. Invasive breast cancer is categorized as stage I, II, III or IV.
Inflammatory breast cancer - With inflammatory breast cancer, or IBC, cancer cells block the lymph vessels of the skin of the breast, causing the breast to appear red or inflamed. Unlike other types of breast cancer, IBC generally does not present with a lump.
Metastatic breast cancer - Metastatic breast cancer has spread from the breast to other distant parts of the body. Surgery is less commonly part of the treatment plan but may be included in some circumstances.