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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

About the Author

Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Ravi Chander Veligeti is a Surgical Oncologist at American Oncology Institute in Lingampally, Hyderabad. He has completed his MBBS from Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal in the year 1998 and MS in General Surgery from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad in 2002. Further, he pursued MCh in Surgical Oncology from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad in the year 2008. Dr. Ravi specializes in the treatments and procedures such as Bone Marrow Transplant, Radical Prostatectomy, Radiofrequency ablation, Hemato Oncology as well as Mastectomy procedures. Dr. Ravi Chander Veligeti also specializes in Bilateral Orchiectomy, Laparoscopy surgery, Lumpectomy, Pancreatectomy, Thoracotomy, pancreatic tumor surgery, and Laparoscopic prostatectomy surgery, and Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP). Dr. Ravi has a practicing experience of more than one and a half decades in the field of oncology. Dr. Ravi is currently practicing at American Oncology Institute located in Lingampally, Hyderabad. American Oncology Institute is one of the top oncology hospitals equipped with the latest and advanced medical technology for achieving excellent success rates of each of the procedures. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Ravi Chander Veligeti at Elacancer.com.
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