Lobular Breast Cancer

ianuarie 10, 2018 | Autor: | Posted in Fără categorie

Cancer would certainly be easier to detect and treat if it were a single entity with a single simple cause. But it is not. Experts agree that there are actually some 200 different diseases that can be called cancers. Lobular breast cancer is one of them.

Cancer of the breast is one of the oldest and best-known types of cancer. In terms of the way the cells appear under a microscope, you can categorize the various types of breast cancer which are as follows: ductal, lobular, medullary, mucinous, tubular breast cancer.

The hormonal factors involved in the physiology of the disease have been studied by doctors for more than 100 years. But it remains the most common affecting women. For us to have a better understanding of breast cancer, it is crucial for us to know the basic parts of the breasts. It is composed of glands that make breast milk called the lobules, small tubes that carry milk from the lobules to the nipples called ducts, blood vessels, lymph vessels, connective and fatty tissues.

Carcinoma that begins in the lobules of the breast is called lobular breast cancer. The two types of this kind are "in situ" or the pre-invasive and the invasive kind. The term "in situ" means that the lobular cells which multiplied out of control which are now considered as cancer cells, have not yet penetrated the basement membrane. These cancerous cells have not yet spread into deeper tissues or to other organs. In situ cancer is treated as an early form of breast cancer because of its greater risk to become invasive.

Invasive lobular breast cancer is one that has already infiltrated beyond the membrane and has spread to other tissues or to other organs in the body. This kind of ailment can develop in any age bracket of women. But it is most common in women ages between 45 and 55 years old and rarely happens to men.

Source by Charlene Nuble


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