ductal carcinoma

The most common type of breast cancer. It begins in the cells that line the milk ducts in the breast.

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  • Ductal carcinoma — Classification and external resources MeSH D044584 Ductal carcinoma is a type of tumor that primarily presents in the ducts of a gland. Types include: Mammary ductal carcinoma Pancreatic ductal …   Wikipedia

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — n any of a histologically variable group of precancerous growths or early carcinomas of the lactiferous ducts that have the potential of becoming invasive and spreading to other tissues abbr. DCIS * * * (DCIS) any of a large group of in situ… …   Medical dictionary

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — DCIS. A noninvasive condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other tissues in the breast. In some cases, ductal carcinoma in situ may become invasive cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — the earliest stage of breast cancer, detectable by mammography, which is confined to the lactiferous (milk) ducts of the breast. See carcinoma in situ …   Medical dictionary

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — DCIS the earliest stage of breast cancer, detectable by mammography, which is confined to the lactiferous (milk) ducts of the breast. See: carcinoma in situ …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ductal carcinoma of the prostate — see under adenocarcinoma …   Medical dictionary

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — n. DCIS, noninvasive malignant looking abnormal cells inside the ducts of breast in women …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mammary ductal carcinoma — Ductal Carcinoma Classification and external resources Histopathologic image from ductal cell carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of breast. Hematoxylin eosin stain. ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • Pancreatic ductal carcinoma — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D021441 Pancreatic ductal carcinoma is a form of pancreatic cancer of the pancreatic duct.An association… …   Wikipedia

  • Breast, infiltrating ductal carcinoma of — Infiltrating ductal carcinoma is one of several recognized specific patterns of cancer of the breast. It is so named because it begins in the cells forming the ducts of the breast. It is the most common form of breast cancer, comprising 65 85% of …   Medical dictionary

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