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Is there such a thing as a mucinous carcinoma breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Mucinous, or colloid, breast cancers are a rare type of breast cancer characterized by the production of mucus within the tumor. These tend to be low-grade tumors, are usually estrogen-receptor positive and her-2/neu negative. Treatment follows the same criteria for all breast cancers.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Some carcinomas of the breast may make mucus and those, though uncommon, are referred to as mutinous adenocarcinomas.

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