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Flashcards in Breast Pathology Deck (6)
1

What tumours commonly metastasize to the breast

Bronchial
Ovarian serous carcinoma
Clear cell carcinoma of kidney
Malignant melanoma
Leimysarcoma

2

define a breast carcinoma

A malignant tumour of breast epithelial cells

3

Where does breast carcinoma arise from

glandular epithelium of the terminal duct lobular unit

4

What type of cancer is breast carcinoma

Adenocarcinoma

5

What makes a cancer 'in situ' rather than invasive

It has not invaded basement membrane of acini and ducts

6

What are the two types of lobular in situ neoplasm in the breast

Atypical lobular Hyperplasia
Lobular carcinoma in situ - more common - more than half