Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast
Other Names for this Disease
- Metaplastic breast cancer
- Carcinoma with metaplasia
- Adenosquamous carcinoma
- Rare malignant breast tumor
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breast cancers. The cells look like skin cells or cells that make bone. Some women experience no early signs or symptoms, while others experience general symptoms of breast cancers, such as new breast lumps. Treatment of metaplastic carcinoma of the breast is similar to that of invasive ductal cancer.Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer. The tumor cells differ in type from that of the typical ductal or lobular
Last updated: 6/22/2011
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- The Johns Hopkins Medicine Web site has an information page on metaplastic carcinoma of the breast. Click on the link to view the information page.
- The Cancer.Net provides comprehensive information on this topic for patients and their families. Click on the link to visit Cancer.Net and view a description of metaplastic carcinoma of the breast. To view additional information, click on "Next >" which is located at the bottom of their Web pages.
- The Stanford School of Medicine Web site provides technical information regarding the diagnosis of metaplastic carcinoma of the breast. Click on the link to view the information page.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Greenberg D, McIntyre H, Bierre T. Metaplastic breast cancer. Australasian Radiology. 2004;48:243-247.
- Lale S, Kure K, Lingamfelter D. Challenges to diagnose metaplastic carcinoma of the breast through cytologic methods: an eight-case series. Diagn Pathol. 2011 Jan 18;6:7.
- Park HS, Park S, Kim JH, Lee JH, Choi SY, Park BW, Lee KS. Clinicopathologic features and outcomes of metaplastic breast carcinoma: comparison with invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. Yonsei Med J. 2010 Nov 1;51(6):864-9.