A 38-year-old member asked:
is breast cancer the same as a breast carcinoma?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Cancer is common lingo; carcinoma is high falutin medicalese.
Answered on Oct 2, 2012
Dr. Richard Orr answered
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Pretty much: 99+ percent of breast cancers are classed as carcinoma. Sarcomas tend to arise in connective tissue like muscle and bones and are rare in the breast, as is lymphoma.
Answered on Apr 25, 2014
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