Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) is the most common type of breast cancer. Approximately 80% of all breast cancers are invasive ductal carcinomas. IDC refers to cancer that started in the milk duct and has spread to the surrounding breast tissue. Invasive ductal carcinoma can also spread to the lymph nodes and to other areas of the body.

Invasive ductal carcinoma can affect women at any age, but it is more common in women 55 or older. According to the American Cancer Society, two-thirds of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer are 55 or older.

IDC is also the type of breast cancer that can most commonly affect men.

The following are common symptoms of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.

  • Lump or mass that can be felt in the breast or underarm
  • Breast and/or nipple pain
  • Swelling of the breast
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk
  • Skin dimpling

Christian Hospital provides the latest technology in breast imaging for the diagnosis of breast cancer. Learn more about the breast cancer treatment options for IDC available at Christian Hospital.

For more information on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.