Breast cancer is one of the most common invasive cancers in women that develop when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. This uncontrolled growth of the cells usually forms a tumour that can be felt as a lump.
There are two most common kinds of breast cancers:
• Invasive Ductal Carcinoma: In this case, the cancer cells grow outside the ducts in different parts of the breast. These invasive cancer cells can easily spread or metastasise, to other parts of the body.
• Invasive Lobular Carcinoma: It is a type of breast cancer that begins in the milk-carrying ducts/ glands (lobules) of the breast and spreads beyond it to other areas of the body
Other types of breast cancer we treat at the unit include:
• Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
• Inflammatory Breast Cancer
• Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
• Male Breast Cancer
• Metastatic Breast Cancer
• Paget's Disease of the Nipple
• Phyllodes Tumour of the Breast
• Breast Cancer in pregnancy