A 38-year-old member asked:
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is breast cancer the same as a breast carcinoma?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Cancer is common lingo; carcinoma is high falutin medicalese.
Answered on Oct 2, 2012
Dr. Richard Orr
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
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Yes they are.: Breast cancer and carcinoma are terms used interchangeably.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013

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Cancer=carcinoma: Carcinoma is the latin word for cancer. Many different cancers are carcinomas...Like breast, lung, colon, and prostate.
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