Different Types of Breast Cancer
Although there are several different types of breast cancer, in general, they fall into one of two categories: invasive and noninvasive. "Invasive" means the cancer has spread to surrounding tissue, and "noninvasive" means the disease has not yet spread. Within these two categories are other forms of breast cancer, such as:
- Infiltrating ductal carcinoma
- Paget's disease of the nipple
- Intraductal carcinoma
- Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).
(Click Types of Breast Cancer to learn more about these different categories and how common each kind is.)