ductal carcinoma

The ductal carcinoma - Any carcinoma (a cancerous tumour arising from cells in an organ’s surface layer or its lining membrane) of a duct (a tube or tube-like passage leading from a gland).

Examples of ducts that are most frequently affected by carcinomas are the pancreatic duct (see pancreas) and the milk ducts in the female breast. Ductal carcinomas of the breast that have not yet spread into the breast tissue can usually be cured by surgery.


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