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Is breast cancer the same as a breast carcinoma?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes they are.

Breast cancer and carcinoma are terms used interchangeably.

In brief: Yes they are.

Breast cancer and carcinoma are terms used interchangeably.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Cancer is common lingo; carcinoma is high falutin medicalese.

In brief: Yes

Cancer is common lingo; carcinoma is high falutin medicalese.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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