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Usual ductal hyperplasia (UDH)

This article was last reviewed and updated on November 15, 2019. by Livia Florianova, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Usual ductal hyperplasia (UDH) is a non-cancerous condition that develops in the breast. It is caused by an increased number of cells in small channels called ducts. Usual ductal hyperplasia is a very common condition that happens …
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Fibroadenoma

This article was last reviewed on November 14, 2019 by Livia Florianova, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Fibroadenoma is a non-cancerous breast tumour. It is the most common type of breast tumour to affect women under the age of 40 years old. The normal breast Adult breast tissue is made up of small structures called glands …
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Invasive lobular carcinoma

This article was last reviewed on August 13, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Français Quick facts: Invasive lobular carcinoma is a type of breast cancer. Unlike other types of breast cancer, the cells in lobular carcinoma do not stick together as the tumour grows. Your pathology report will include important information such as …
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Breast: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

This article was last reviewed on August 13, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Français Quick facts: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a non-invasive type of breast cancer. It is called non-invasive because the cancer cells have not spread out of the ducts and glands into the surrounding breast tissue. If left untreated, …
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Papillary lesion

This article was reviewed and updated on December 18, 2018 by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Papillary lesion of the breast is a common category of disease that includes several related diagnoses. Papillary is a word pathologists use to describe a small finger like projection of tissue that has epithelial cells on the outside …
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Radial scar

This article was last reviewed and updated on April 10, 2019. by Kimberly Wood, MD MSc FRCPC Quick facts: A radial scar is non-cancerous growth that develops in the breast. It is made up of ducts and glands that surround a central scar. Radial scars are associated with a small increased risk of developing breast …
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Breast: Complex sclerosing lesion

This article was last reviewed on April 10, 2019 by Kimberly Wood, MD MSc FRCPC Quick facts: A complex sclerosing lesion (CSL) is non-cancerous growth that develops in the breast. It is made up of ducts and glands that surround a central scar. Complex sclerosing lesions are associated with a small increased risk of developing …
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Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

This article was last reviewed on August 13, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Français Quick facts: Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is a condition caused by an increased number of cells in the glands of the breast. Lobular carcinoma in situ is important because it is associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer …
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Breast: Invasive ductal carcinoma

This article was last reviewed on November 12, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Français Quick facts: Invasive ductal carcinoma is a type of breast cancer. It is the most common type of breast cancer to affect adult women worldwide. Your pathology report for ductal carcinoma will include important information such as the tumour …
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What does PR mean?

PR stands for progesterone receptor. Progesterone receptor is a protein that allows a cell to respond to the actions of the hormone progesterone. After the progesterone receptor protein is made, it stays in the nucleus of the cell. Progesterone hormone that enters the cell can change the behavior of the cell by activating the progesterone …
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