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Types of Breast Cancer
Dr. Ravi Chander Veligeti
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Breast cancer is found mainly in two types i.e. ductal carcinoma and lobular carcinoma. It is also divided into ER Positive and HER-2 Positive Breast cancer depending on hormone and protein receptivity.

Mainly, there are two kinds of Breast Cancer:

  • Ductal carcinoma is seen in the tubes (ducts) that carry milk to the nipple. Majorly breast cancers are of this kind.
  • Lobular carcinoma is observed in milk producing parts of the breast known as lobules. Rarely, breast cancer can begin at any part of the breasts.

Depending upon hormone and protein receptivity:

  • ER Positive Breast Cancer: About 80% of the breast tumors are estrogen positive which means they grow uncontrollably in the presence of estrogen hormone. Some of the tumors respond to progesterone hormones also.
  • HER2-positive breast cancer: Some of the cancer cells grow abruptly in response to HER 2 Protein. Some people have higher production of HER2 protein due to gene mutation. About 20% of the breast cancer cases are HER2 positive.

Dr. Ravi Chander Veligeti

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Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Ravi Chander Veligeti is one of the best surgical oncologist at American Oncology Institute in Lingampally, Hyderabad. He is specialized in Bone Marrow Transplant Treatment, Haemato Oncology Treatment and Solid Tumor Treatment. He completed MBBS from Kakatiya Medical College, Wrangal in 1998, MS in General Surgery from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad in 2002 and MCh in Surgical Oncology from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad in 2008
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