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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Carcinoma ductal

Ductal carcinoma (DUK-tul KAR-sih-NOH-muh)
The most common type of breast cancer. It begins in the cells that line the milk ducts in the breast.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.