Encyclopedia of Pathology

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Invasive Carcinoma NST

  • Ian EllisEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28845-1_4702-1



Invasive breast carcinoma of no special type is also commonly known as invasive ductal carcinoma not otherwise specified, comprises the largest group of invasive breast cancers. It is a morphologically heterogeneous group which does not exhibit the features or purity of tumors of recognized special types of breast cancer, such as classical invasive lobular (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma) or tubular carcinoma (Invasive Tubular Carcinoma).

Clinical Features

  • Incidence: Invasive carcinoma NST forms a large proportion of mammary carcinomas and its epidemiological characteristics are similar to those of breast cancer as a whole. The WHO currently identifies that breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Nottingham, Department of Histopathology, City Hospital Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals, Hucknall Rd, Nottingham NG5 1PBNottinghamUK