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ductal adenocarcinoma

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A carcinoma arising from the ducts. Two types of ductal carcinomas have been described: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive ductal carcinoma, not otherwise specified. The latter often spreads to the axillary lymph nodes and other anatomic sites. The two forms of ductal carcinoma often coexist.

Synonyms: Invasive ductal carcinoma, NST, Ductal Breast Carcinoma, Duct Carcinoma, Duct Adenocarcinoma, Ductal Carcinoma

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Ductal Carcinoma[accessedResource: NCIt:C4017][accessDate: 05-04-2011], A carcinoma arising from the ducts. While ductal carcinomas can arise at other sites, this term is universally used to refer to carcinomas of the breast. Ductal carcinomas account for about two thirds of all breast cancers. Two types of ductal carcinomas have been described: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive ductal carcinoma, not otherwise specified. The latter often spreads to the axillary lymph nodes and other anatomic sites. The two forms of ductal carcinoma often coexist.[accessedResource: NCIt:C4017][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Infiltrating ductal carcinoma of breast[accessedResource: DOID:3008][accessDate: 05-04-2011], ductal breast carcinoma[accessedResource: DOID:3008][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Duct Adenocarcinoma[accessedResource: NCIt:C4017][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Ductal Carcinoma of Breast[accessedResource: NCIt:C4017][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast[accessedResource: NCIt:C4017][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Duct Carcinoma[accessedResource: NCIt:C4017][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Invasive ductal carcinoma, NST[accessedResource: DOID:3008][accessDate: 05-04-2011]

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While ductal carcinomas can arise at other sites, this term is universally used to refer to carcinomas of the breast. Ductal carcinomas account for about two thirds of all breast cancers.

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Sirarat Sarntivijai, James Malone

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