Comedocarcinoma

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Comedocarcinoma
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ICD-O: M8501/3

Comedocarcinoma is one kind of very early-stage breast cancer[1][2] which demonstrates central necrosis.[3] It is a type of ductal carcinoma in situ. Comedo carcinomas are non-infiltrating and intraductal tumors.

The duct will have characteristic necrotic tissue with calcification that feels cord-like. Squeezing the duct will yield inspissated material that is cheesy-like and similar in consistency to toothpaste.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".

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