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Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Normal breast with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) in an enlarged cross–section of the duct.

Breast profile:

A ducts

B lobules

C dilated section of duct to hold milk

D nipple

E fat

F pectoralis major muscle

G chest wall/rib cage


A normal duct cells

B ductal cancer cells breaking through the basement membrane

C basement membrane

Continue learning about invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), as well as other types of cancer in our section: Your Diagnosis.


Ductal Carcinoma in situ | Range of Ductal Carcinoma in situ | Lobular Carcinoma in situ | Invasive Ductal Carcinoma | Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

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