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Types of Breast Cancer

Every cancer and every person is different. There are many types of breast cancer and sometimes a breast tumor can be a mix of types. 

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, is a type of breast cancer that has not spread and is considered to be Stage 0.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer, or IBC, is a type of invasive breast cancer that affects the lymph system of the breast.

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is a type of breast cancer that starts within the ducts of the breasts, but will spread to, or "invade," other breast tissue. IDC is treated at the Abramson Cancer Center, within the Rena Rowan Breast Cancer Center, and within the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) is a type of breast cancer that originated within the milk glands (lobules) of the breasts.

Male Breast Cancer

Men also get breast cancer. Most breast cancer in men is ductal carcinoma, which means the cancer cells began growing in the (milk) ducts of the breast.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer is aggressive, which means it grows and spreads quicker than other types of breast cancer.