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Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast


Other Names for this Disease

  • Adenosquamous carcinoma
  • Carcinoma with metaplasia
  • Metaplastic breast cancer
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Overview

Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer. The tumor cells differ in type from that of the typical ductal or lobular breast cancers. The cells look like skin cells or cells that make bone. Some women experience no early signs or symptoms, while others experience general symptoms of breast cancers, such as new breast lumps. Treatment of metaplastic carcinoma of the breast is similar to that of invasive ductal cancer.[1]
Last updated: 6/22/2011

References

  1. What is breast cancer?. American Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-what-is-breast-cancer. Accessed 6/21/2011.
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  • The Johns Hopkins Medicine Web site has an information page on metaplastic carcinoma of the breast. Click on the link to view the information page.
  • The Cancer.Net provides comprehensive information on this topic for patients and their families. Click on the link to visit Cancer.Net and view a description of metaplastic carcinoma of the breast. To view additional information, click on "Next >" which is located at the bottom of their Web pages.
  • The Stanford School of Medicine Web site provides technical information regarding the diagnosis of metaplastic carcinoma of the breast. Click on the link to view the information page.

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Adenosquamous carcinoma
  • Carcinoma with metaplasia
  • Metaplastic breast cancer
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.