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Lobular carcinoma in situ is condition which begins in milk-making glands but does not go through walls of lobules. This is not a true cancer but this can increase risk of a woman to have breast cancer later. For this very reason, it is of utmost importance for women with this type of condition to follow guidelines for breast cancer.
Infiltrating (or invasive) ductal carcinoma is a type of breast cancer that starts in milk passage, breaks through duct walls, invades fatty tissue of breast then spread to other parts of body. This is most common type of breast cancer.
Infiltrating lobular carcinoma starts in milk glands then travel to other parts of body.
As of now, there is no exact cause for breast cancer but there are certain factors that are linked to disease. Some factors that cannot be controlled are age, gender, family history, personal history of breast cancer, and race. Factors such as not having children, birth control pills, diet, exercise, and alcohol are some of factors that can be controlled which may lessen or heighten risk of a woman to have breast cancer.
There are several tests that may confirm and disconfirm if you suspect breast cancer such as imaging tests which includes mammography, breast ultrasound, and ductogram and biopsy which includes fine needle aspiration biopsy, stereotactic core needle biopsy, and surgical biopsy.
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