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Breast cancer begins in what kind of tissue?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Breast ducts

Breast cancer usually begins in cells that line the ducts of the breast.
This is ductal carcinoma, which is about 80% of breast cancers. Sometimes cancer starts in the breast lobules where milk is made. This is lobular breast cancer, which is about 15% of breast cancers. There are other subtypes of breast cancer that make up the rest.

In brief: Breast ducts

Breast cancer usually begins in cells that line the ducts of the breast.
This is ductal carcinoma, which is about 80% of breast cancers. Sometimes cancer starts in the breast lobules where milk is made. This is lobular breast cancer, which is about 15% of breast cancers. There are other subtypes of breast cancer that make up the rest.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Ductal

Breast cancer usually begins in the ductal tissue.

In brief: Ductal

Breast cancer usually begins in the ductal tissue.
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