Invasive lobular carcinoma is a type of breast cancer that originates in the lobules, the glands in the breast that are responsible for producing milk. As its name suggests, invasive lobular carcinoma has invaded surrounding breast tissue, and has the potential of spreading beyond its point of origin to the lymph nodes and other distant areas of the body over time.
Accounting for approximately 10 percent of all invasive breast cancers, invasive lobular carcinoma is the second most common type of breast cancer. It is most commonly found in older women, with about two-thirds of patients being age 55 or older at the time of diagnosis.
The Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at Moffitt Cancer Center offers a full range of diagnostic, treatment and supportive care services in a single location for patients with invasive lobular carcinoma. Our breast cancer program includes a multispecialty team that focuses exclusively on breast malignancies. Our patients benefit from the expertise of:
- Medical oncologists
- Fellowship-trained surgeons
- Radiation oncologists
- Breast reconstruction experts
- Fertility preservation specialists
- And others
Our breast cancer experts collaborate to ensure each patient’s treatment plan addresses the unique challenges of her malignancy. Moffitt offers a number of state-of-the-art treatment options, including novel chemotherapy combinations and the advanced INTRABEAM® radiation therapy.
Additionally, eligible patients may have the opportunity to participate in one of our groundbreaking clinical trials. Moffitt is at the forefront of cancer research and treatment, spearheading a robust clinical trials program that allows patients to benefit from the latest advancements in cancer treatment before they are available elsewhere. For our efforts, we have been recognized as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
To request a consultation to discuss your invasive lobular carcinoma with a Moffitt physician, submit a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. We accept new patients with or without a referral.