infiltrating cancer

Cancer that has spread beyond the layer of tissue in which it developed and is growing into surrounding, healthy tissues. Also called invasive cancer.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • infiltrating breast cancer — Cancer that has spread from where it started in the breast into surrounding, healthy tissue. Most infiltrating breast cancers start in the ducts (tubes that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple). Infiltrating breast cancer can spread to… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • invasive cancer — Cancer that has spread beyond the layer of tissue in which it developed and is growing into surrounding, healthy tissues. Also called infiltrating cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • invasive breast cancer — Cancer that has spread from where it started in the breast into surrounding, healthy tissue. Most invasive breast cancers start in the ducts (tubes that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple). Invasive breast cancer can spread to other parts… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • invasive cancer — n. (Oncology) infiltrating cancer, cancer that begins and develops in one layer of tissue or area and is spreading to the surrounding healthy tissues …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Breast, infiltrating lobular carcinoma of the — Infiltrating lobular carcinoma is the second most common type of invasive breast cancer next to infiltrating ductal carcinoma, accounting for 5 to 10% of breast cancer. Infiltrating lobular carcinoma starts in the lobules, the glands that secrete …   Medical dictionary

  • Carcinoma of the breast, infiltrating lobular — Infiltrating lobular carcinoma is the second most common type of invasive breast cancer next to infiltrating ductal carcinoma, accounting for 5 to 10% of breast cancer. Infiltrating lobular carcinoma starts in the lobules, the glands that secrete …   Medical dictionary


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