Patient Resource Center

1969 N. Main St Decatur, IL 62526 Phone: (217) 877-0346 Fax: (217) 877-0940 Toll Free: (800) 373-1306
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Health Issues

Breast Cancer Overview and Facts

Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast.

There are two main types of breast cancer:

  • Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type.
  • Lobular carcinoma starts the lobules, the parts of the breast that produce milk.
  • In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other areas of the breast.