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Infiltrating duct carcinoma breast: All you need to know

About

Infiltrating ductal carcinoma is a cancer in breast that begins in the milk duct in the breast and breaks through the wall of the duct and invades the tissue of the breast.

Every year more than 180,000 women are diagnosed with invasive cancer of which invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common. [1]

- It is the most common form of breast cancer and makes up 80% of cancer diagnoses.
- It also affects men.
- Cancer risk and mortality rate increase with age.
- People are at high risk of developing it, if family member had breast cancer.

The condition is also called invasive ductal carcinoma.

Invasive ductal carcinoma usually affects women of 45 years and above. Women in this age group should undergo regular screening.

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable
The symptoms mainly include a painless lump in the breast.

People may experience
Pain in the breast, nipple or armpit
Redness, swelling, scaliness, and thickening of breast skin
Nipple discharge
Nipple retraction
Lumps in underarm
Skin irritation and dimpling
Breast size and shape may change

Treatment

Self-care:
Preventive self- care includes knowing if there is a family history of breast cancer, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting age-appropriate screening and exercising regularly.

Medications:
Doctors may prescribe surgery and radiation therapy or chemotherapy, hormonal therapy based on the symptoms and stage of cancer for treatments of IDC.
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