Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cancer of the Breast Medullary Carcinoma

Facts about medullary carcinoma of the breast:

  • A rare subtype of ductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer that arises from the milk ducts.
  • Medullary carcinomas tend to be large and make up only 5-7% of all cases.
  • Can occur at any age, but usually affects women between the age of 40 and 55.
  • More common in women with the BRCA1 gene mutation.
  • More common in Japan than the United States.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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