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If b-cell lymphoma is found in a breast biopsy, is that breast cancer?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: It is a cancer

in the breast, but it is not really a breast cancer.
Breast cancer arises from tissue specific to the breast: ducts, lobules, and uncommonly supporting tissues. Lymphomas are cancers of the immune system that involve lymphoid tissue/lymphocytes, and can occur virtually anywhere in the body.

In brief: It is a cancer

in the breast, but it is not really a breast cancer.
Breast cancer arises from tissue specific to the breast: ducts, lobules, and uncommonly supporting tissues. Lymphomas are cancers of the immune system that involve lymphoid tissue/lymphocytes, and can occur virtually anywhere in the body.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Basically no

Common breast cancer derives from the glands and/or ducts of the breast.
A few unusual sarcomas arise from the stroma of the breast. A lymphoma in the breast will behave like a lymphoma arising in the lymph nodes or wherever, and treatment will not be given as if it were a common breast cancer.

In brief: Basically no

Common breast cancer derives from the glands and/or ducts of the breast.
A few unusual sarcomas arise from the stroma of the breast. A lymphoma in the breast will behave like a lymphoma arising in the lymph nodes or wherever, and treatment will not be given as if it were a common breast cancer.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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