About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that has grown into surrounding tissues in the breast. It can spread (metastasize) to the lymph nodes and to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs predominantly in women, but men can develop breast cancer, too.

The primary types of breast cancer are:

  • Ductal carcinoma
  • Lobular carcinoma
  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Triple negative breast cancer
  • Recurrent breast cancer

Fox Chase doctors have extensive experience in treating both benign breast disease and breast cancer.